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In this volume of essays, edited by Foundation Founder Rick Tumlinson, the top experts behind the United States' renewed push to the Moon fuel a debate over lunar exploration.


Women of Space by Laura S. Woodmansee – Girls, young women, and anyone else interested in learning about space exploration will be inspired by these career descriptions. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #7, January 1, 2006 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
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2005: A Space Colony Comeback
Clark Lindsey's round-up of year-end reflections on space includes Glenn Reynolds' observation "it's a big deal when space colonization – once seen as a loopy daydream – becomes the goal of people with the money to bring it about."
RLV and Space Transport News

What If…?
Foundation Chairman of the Board has imaginary conversation with fantasy U.S. President about a plan too good to be true (yet).
SpaceNews via Space Frontier Foundation

Why We're Going
Back to The Moon
Three reasons: science, inspiration and resources. (The author is one of many experts who contributed to Return To The Moon, edited by Foundation board members Rick Tumlinson and Erin Medlicott.)
Washington Post

Minding NASA's Business
Foundation Advocate Michael Mealling of RocketForge fame keeps tabs on NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.
COTS Watch

Frequent Flyer Miles
Add Up, Way Up
Virgin Atlantic said its Flying Club members will be able to convert their earthly miles into space trips.
MSNBC.com

Spaceport Sheboygan
You don't need an ocean to be a coastal spaceport – a Great Lake will do.
Wisconsin Technology Network
Amazon Founder Plans
Passenger Rocket
Blue Origin is one of several private rocket enterprises fueled by the dreams and dollars of wealthy entrepreneurs.
The Seattle Times

Private Companies Compete for Moon Trips
In another ten years a flight to orbit now available to millionaires will be quite an ordinary thing. Instead, flights to the Moon will become more fashionable and exciting.
Pravda

NASA Seeks Help
From Private Rocketeers
The usual suspects and then some go after the lowly Earth orbit market.
Space at MSNBC.com

Teaching an Elephant
To Tap Dance
NASA's JSC puts out a solicitation for venture capitalist consulting services to help evaluate "the business and management aspects of COTS participant's proposals."
NASA Watch

Who Needs to Eat When You Can Go to Space?
“Building a better playground for the rich is always sound public policy.”
Albuquerque Tribune

Important Media Outlet
Gets It
Influential daily calls for direct involvement of "the market-oriented private sector in space technology and product development."
China Daily
3…2…1…Rip-Off!
The 350,000-member National Taxpayers Union says the Air Force's newly-revised EELV acquisition strategy "makes a bad situation worse for taxpayers," and urges Congress "to support the elimination of the EELV subsidy contracts and return to price-competitive acquisitions."
National Taxpayer's Union

XCOR Rockets Into
Record Book
World distance record for point-to-point rocket-powered flight culminates EZ Rocket test series.
Space.com

Europe Launches Galileo
First of a new network to be deployed by 2010 that will "give EU states guaranteed access to a space-borne precise timing and location service independent of the United States," according to the BBC, or "break one of the most ubiquitous monopolies on Earth," according to The Guardian.

Space Tourism For
Toenail Clippings
"ZeroG Aerospace Launches Affordable Space Tourism for the Masses: Holiday Shoppers Can Reserve Their Spot and Send Personal Items to Space and Back on March 27th Maiden Voyage for Only $49.
RLV and Space Transport News

Rocking the Crib
Interviews with Foundation Advocates David Livingston, creator of The Space Show, and John Powell of JP Aerospace.
Out of the Cradle

73 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
AeroAstro
ARCASpace
Airlaunch LLC
Andrews Space
Armadillo
AstroVision
Beyond-Earth
Bigelow Aerospace
Blue Origin
CSI
Da Vinci Project
Difinity, Inc.
Digital Globe
E' Prime Aerospace
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Flometrics
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
LunaCorp
Lunar Enterprise
Lunar Resources
Lunar Transportation
ManSat
Masten Space
Microcosm, Inc.
MirCorp
Mojave Aerospace Ventures
Optech
Orbimage
Orbital Recovery

Orion Propulsion
Orion Space Launch
PlanetSpace
ProSpace
Rocketplane Ltd.
Scaled Composites
Space Access Society
Space Adventures
SpaceDev
Space Exploration Technologies
Space Frontier Foundation
Space Imaging
Spacehab
Space Launch Corporation
Spaceport Systems
Space Settlement Institute
The Spaceship Company
Space Tourism Society
Space Travel Company
Sprague Astronautics
Tethers Unlimited
TGV Rockets
t/Space
Transorbital
Universal Space Lines
Universal Space Network
UP Aerospace
Virgin Galactic
XCOR Aerospace
X Prize Foundation
X-Rocket, LLC
Zero-G Corporation
Past Issues of NewSpace News
NewSpace News #6 December 1, 2005 – Items include Space Calendar, the B612 Foundation, SpaceX's Falcon 1, Hayabusa collects asteroid samples, Masten Space Systems, Air Force General Pete Worden promotes space as a solution to Earth's biggest problems, and more.
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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