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The Economist Quotes Rick Tumlinson
In their 5/28-6/3, 2005 issue, "it's about permanence. We go to stay. It's about settlement and changing our culture. What you don't do is Apollo on steroids."
Economist.com

Chirinjeev Kathuria and Canadian Arrow Form PlanetSpace
Kathuria said. "I'm excited about space commercialization and the desire of our species to explore. That's my excitement. But at the end of the day, the key thing is to make this very profitable for us."
Read the article on msnbc.com.

The MoonRox!
Prize for Extracting O2 from Mock Moon Dirt
NASA's Centennial Challenges Program has announced their third prize. The $250,000 MoonROx (Moon Regolith Oxygen) challenge is for the first team to extract breathable oxygen from simulated lunar soil.
Read the article.

Space News Lowers Standards
Published "Rick's Handy Dandy Guide to Space," called funniest space OpEd of the year.
Read the OpEd.
Surprise! Burt Rutan
Finds NASA Dull
UPI reported that while "Speaking at the National Press Club" on May 19th "Rutan criticized the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for its technological complacency since its innovative Apollo years." Duh!
Washington Times

SpaceX Sinks Talons
Into $100M from Air Force for Falcon 1
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has been awarded $100 million from the Air Force, to provide low cost orbital launch vehicles and responsive launch services.
http://www.spacex.com/

Boeing & Lockheed
Form Monopoly;
Feds Look The Other Way?
Spacewar.com reported that the two aerospace giants want to create a new company to "combine the production, engineering, test and launch operations associated with U.S. government launches of Boeing Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas rockets." The deal requires government approval. We can only hope that it wont be forthcoming.
Spacewar.com
Teachers in
NewSpace
The Space Frontier Foundation announced a new project to put 200 teachers into space each year. In a classic win-win formula, the project will give them space-flight experience that they can carry back into classrooms with hundreds of thousands of students, while adding fuel to the new sub-orbital space transportation industry.
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Aera Corp Puts Space Tickets on Sale – No One Knows Who They Are
Who is that masked space company? "They haven't yet flown a spaceship, and they haven't yet revealed the sources of their funding, but top executives at Aera Corp. say they'll be selling tickets for suborbital rocket trips." If they turn out to be real, it will prove that you don't need to hang out with spacers to be a rocketjock.
msnbc.msn.com

New Openness at NASA?
Robert Zimmerman writes "if Michael Griffin decides to cultivate this behavior, he could be taking a big step toward reforming both NASA's bureaucracy and its future efforts in space."
msnbc.msn.com

47 NewSpace Companies and Organizations
Note: this is an informal list, meaning the only requirement to be here is an active website. If you see an error, or wish to add a company or organization, please inform us by using our Comments page. Ultimately, the power of the marketplace will determine who remains listed.
AeroAstro
ARCASpace
Airlaunch LLC
Andrews Space
Armadillo
AstroVision
Bigelow Aerospace
Blue Origin
CSI
Da Vinci Project
E' Prime Aerospace
Flometrics
Garvey Spacecraft
High Altitude Research
HMX Inc.
Interorbital Systems
JP Aerospace
Kelly Space
Kistler Aerospace
Lunar Enterprise
Lunar Resources
Lunar Transportation
Masten Space
Microcosm, Inc.
Orbital Recovery
Orion Propulsion
Orion Space Launch
Rocketplane Ltd.
Scaled Composites
Space Access Society
Space Adventures
SpaceDev
Space Exploration Technologies
Space Frontier Foundation
Spacehab
Space Launch Corporation
Spaceport Systems
Tethers Unlimited
TGV Rockets
t/Space
Transorbital
Universal Space Lines
Virgin Galactic
XCOR Aerospace
X Prize Foundation
X-Rocket, LLC
Zero-G Corporation

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