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New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #6, December 1, 2005 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
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XCOR attempts to set point-to-point rocket-powered flight record, live interview with AstrovisionAustralia's Shubber Ali, Commercial Orbital
Transportation Services briefing... and other items of interest this month and beyond on the new datebook powered by spacealumni.
Space Calendar

Astronauts vs. Asteroids
Astronauts unite to fight impact apathy with B612 Foundation.

Remembering Scotty,
May He Rest in Space
Pay your last respects online, then watch them blast off to space along with James Doohan's ashes sometime early next year on Falcon 1's first California launch.
Vancouver Province

Spaced Contestants
A new reality TV show is aiming to pull off the biggest hoax in TV history – by persuading a group of Britons that they have been blasted into space.
Ireland Online

Space Needlers
Far from the nation's space centers in such places as Texas and Florida, two Seattle companies are players in the private sector's race to the stars.
Falcon Maiden
Flight Delay
An engine computer glitch and liquid-oxygen problems keep SpaceX Falcon 1 on the pad until mid-December at the earliest.

Thruster Scuppers
Hayabusa's Return
Japanese space probe makes history when it lands on the surface of an asteroid to collect samples, but the journey home is in doubt.
New Scientist

Halfway to Somewhere
NASA plans to spend $500 million over five years as seed money for private companies to demonstrate that they have the capability to build systems that can deliver cargo to the space station.
Houston Chronicle

Low-Cost Lunar Plan
Jim Benson touts a vision that could have 40 people visiting the Moon for the cost of NASA's first mission – complete with cool rocket chairs.
Space.com via MSNBC

VTVL on the Cheap
Masten Space Systems chases the challenges, centennial and otherwise, in the quest for retail space transport.
Out of the Cradle
Roads and Commodes
Out-of-the-box thinker, astronomer and retired Air Force General Pete Worden promotes space as a solution to Earth's biggest problems and urges government to pave the way.
The Space Review

Why We Need
Goofy Contests
Contests mixing science, innovation and derring-do – even the nuttier ones, like Rocket Racing League – are good for society.

Dreams Deferred
AeraSpace reorganizes. PlanetSpace delays.
Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log

Don't Blame Griffin…
The number of earmarks and their size is pretty amazing. Doesn't seem quite fair to attack Griffin for cutting various science and technology projects when so much of NASA's budget is getting sliced away for these things.
RLV and Space Transport News

…But Spare Him
No Good Advice
The bloated, business as usual, cost-plus, pork-based, design-bureau use-it- and-throw-it-away approach to space is a failure.
Space News via Foundation OpEds

71 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.
Digital Globe
E' Prime Aerospace
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Forever Bound
Garvey Spacecraft
High Altitude Research
HMX Inc.
Interorbital Systems
Institute for Space Law and Policy
JP Aerospace
Kelly Space
Kistler Aerospace
LiftPort Group
Lunar Enterprise
Lunar Resources
Lunar Transportation
Masten Space
Microcosm, Inc.
Mojave Aerospace Ventures
Orbital Recovery
Orion Propulsion
Orion Space Launch
Rocketplane Ltd.
Scaled Composites
Space Access Society
Space Adventures
Space Exploration Technologies
Space Frontier Foundation
Space Imaging
Space Launch Corporation
Spaceport Systems
Space Settlement Institute
The Spaceship Company
Space Tourism Society
Space Travel Company
Sprague Astronautics
Tethers Unlimited
TGV Rockets
Universal Space Lines
Universal Space Network
Virgin Galactic
XCOR Aerospace
X Prize Foundation
X-Rocket, LLC
Zero-G Corporation
Past Issues of NewSpace News
NewSpace News #5 November 1, 2005 – Items include Space Shot, ACES and ISS Commerce, Armadillo Aerospace, Orbital Recovery, SpaceDev, Space Services Inc., Seeks Solar Weather Biz, Greg Olsen's Flight, Interorbital Systems, and more.
NewSpace News #4 October 1, 2005 – Items include IMAX's Magnificent Desolation, Space Films does a high-def commercial on the ISS for a Japanese client, New Mexico Spaceport Plans, John Herrington joins Rocketplane, author Ben Bova has an idea for saving the ISS, and more.
NewSpace News #3 September 1, 2005 – Items include XCOR, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipThree, FindMeaCrater.com, NASA Launches Startups for Ships, Orion Propulsion, views of opening the frontier by Elon Musk of SpaceX and SpaceDev's Jim Benson, Trip to ISS Helps Sell Jets, and more.
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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