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Reflections from Earth Orbit by Captain Winston Scott – Capt USN (Ret) Scott has written a warm and heartfelt story of his amazing life as an astronaut. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #3, September 1, 2005 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
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NewSpace Get-Together
SFC 14: The Next Space Age is the place to be in October if you want to take the pulse of this new and exciting revolution.
Space Frontier Conference 14

All Fired Up
XCOR announced it successfully completed firing tests on a small methane and oxygen fueled engine. Since cows have so much methane we wonder if they might get enough thrust to, well, jump over the Moon.
XCOR Press Release

SpaceShipThree to follow SpaceShipTwo
Orbital vehicle SpaceShipThree (SS3) will be developed by space tourism company Virgin Galactic and Mojave-based SpaceShipTwo (SS2) developer Scaled Composites if the planned SS2 suborbital service is successful, says Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn.

"One small step for ITAR, one big leap for Virgin Galactic"
Will Whitehorn's above quote came when the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls cleared the way for exchanges of technical information between Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic.
FindMe aCrater.com
Three students met with experts from NASA and business leaders at our July 2005 Return to the Moon conference. Brandon Corder, Jennifer Maggard & Megan Seals have begun networking to build LunarGIS.com, a lunar map database with public access.

NASA Launches
Startups for Ships
Hardware tests by t/Space are "grabbing attention at NASA, where millions are normally expended just to create project proposals dressed up with charts in pretty binders."
Read about it on Wired.com.

Dreams Put Orion
on Track for the Stars
Tim Pickens' passion for rockets – and a little help from entrepreneur Burt Rutan – helped him launch Orion Propulsion a little more than a year ago. "A hard-core enthusiast can do this stuff, if you have enough passion."
Huntsville Times

Trip to ISS Helps SellJets
Here's a new twist on "buy 3 get one free." It seems that as part of a deal for 18 fighter jets Malaysia gets to buy a seat to the ISS for one of its citizens.
New Straits Times
Shooting the Moon
Elon Musk bets his fortune developing a rocket to make outer space as accessible as cyberspace. "Getting to the Moon in 10 years is definitely doable."
Click here for the Discover cover story. Full version at SpaceX.com.

Plan to OMB on 9/12?
If true, NASA's 60-day plan will be complete in only a bit over four months. Assuming a direct relationship between the study's difficulty and the plan, we can dramatically lower the adjustment needed for all dates & $ to 2x.

Jim Benson on
Making Space Pay
"…if we want to go to space to stay, space has to pay. That's the bottom line. We've got to find ways of making space happen for all of humanity, other than through government programs…"
Read about it on MSNBC.com

Massive Microsoft
Conspiracy Revealed
"Did PowerPoint make the space shuttle crash? Could it doom another mission? Preposterous as this may sound," this is the lead of a Washington Post story.
Read PowerPoint: Killer App?

60 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.
4Frontiers Corporation
AERA SpaceTours
Airlaunch LLC
Andrews Space
Bigelow Aerospace
Blue Origin
Da Vinci Project
Difinity, Inc.
E' Prime Aerospace
Forever Bound
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
Space Exploration Technologies
Space Frontier Foundation
Space Launch Corporation
Spaceport Systems
Space Travel Company
Tethers Unlimited
TGV Rockets
Universal Space Lines
Virgin Galactic
XCOR Aerospace
X Prize Foundation
X-Rocket, LLC
Zero-G Corporation
Past Issues of NewSpace News
NewSpace News #2 August 1, 2005 – Items include Space Frontier Conference 14, a $100 million Lunar round trip offering, Ron Howard's Xquest, Honeymooners Sign Up for Virgin Space Quickie, The Institute for Space Law & Policy, and more.
NewSpace News #1 July 1, 2005 – The Space Frontier Foundation is proud to announce the first issue of its new monthly electronic newsletter. NewSpace News briefly summaries a dozen or so of the more relevant NewSpace stories of the past month and provides links to the original stories. So, if you want to know why Florida announced a weight loss program for 15 teachers, or what's with those guys sticking a rocket up a Lear Jet's tail, or why t/Space is throwing dummies out of airplanes, you should click the link above.
NewSpace News #0 June 1, 2005 – The prototype of NewSpace News, the Space Frontier Foundation's new monthly electronic newsletter. NewSpace News briefly summaries a dozen or so of the more relevant NewSpace stories of the past month and provides links to the original stories. Stories in the prototype include news about PlanetSpace, SpaceX's Falcon 1, a possible Boeing/Lockheed monopoly, Teachers in NewSpace, and Aera Corp, a new and mysterious NewSpace company.
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