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This book presents case studies in the history of all the major rockets built by the United States.


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 #8, February 1, 2006 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
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Up A Creek Without ORS
Founding Space Frontiersman Rick Tumlinson explains it all for you.
Space News via RocketForge

Something Stinks
Methane rockets on the back burner? Brother Rick makes some noise on the subject.
AdAstra Online

ISS Love Shack?
As far as we know, and in spite of Internet hoaxes and unverified reports from France, no humans have ever "done it" in space. Space tourists will be the pioneers.
Canada.com

The Right $tuff
"Rocket science is rocket science, but rocket finance is by far the hardest part of the equation."
Chicago Sun-Times

Follow the Talent
Why is America's space program stuck? Not lack of money but dearth of talent.
Forbes

NASA Gags Top Scientist
Goddard Institute's James Hansen claims censorship by NASA HQ after mentioning global warming once too often.
New York Times

Launch Monopoly
T Minus One and Counting
It's hard to imagine why any customer would endorse their suppliers forming a monopoly. But if you are a U.S. taxpayer, you are that customer.
Corp Watch
Highway to Hell?
Foundation Exec Director Jeff Krukin uses NASA Admin's own words — "We're not going anywhere in a hurry..." — to push for cislunar highway construction project.
Space News via SFF website

Soyuz Booked Up
So many wannabe space travelers, so few rides.
Cosmic Log

Space.com Back In Orbit
Imaginova’s wild ride speaks to one of the toughest conundrums for entrepreneurs and their investors: when to forge ahead and when to walk away.
Forbes

The Entreprenauts
A book in the works by Wired and PopSci writer Michael Belfiore about "the rise and probable trajectory of commercial spaceflight."
Dispatches from the Final Frontier

NewSpace Cowboys
Entreprenaut round-up.
Forbes

Hyperspace Hype
Eight dimensions of gravitophotons and $2 will get you on the subway, but don't look for quantumprenauts to launch a 3-Day Mars Express anytime soon.
Cosmic Log

Security Check
To guard against the chance a space tourist would try to destroy the rocket or use it as a weapon, FAA recommends operators consult the Homeland Security's global "no fly" list.
The Age

Rocketship Kazakh
A MIG-31 can get your low-orbit civilian satellite to space? Old idea gets new life in the era of low-budget launch alternatives.
Ria Novosti

Spaceport Defended
"What we're talking about here is not just taking rich people into space," but rather the beginning of a commercially viable space travel industry, said Virgin Galactic President Will Whitehorn.
Albuquerque Journal

Spaceship Surrogate
"At heart we're a bunch of guys wanting to go to space, and we can't afford it," says Orion Propulsion founder Tim Pickens. Next best thing? Rocket-propelled bikes.
CNN.com

Beam Me Up NASA
Encouraged by dueling experts Jordan Kare (laser) and Kevin Parkin (microwave), Clark Lindsey says there should be a Centennial Challenge for beamed propulsion.
Space Transport News

March Storm 2006
Gets started early this year. From February 26 to March 1 volunteers brief Congress on space policy issues.
ProSpace.org

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 #7 January 1, 2006 – Items include RocketForge, Virgin Atlantic, COTS, Private Companies Compete for Moon Trips, Masten Space Systems, NASA Seeks Help from Private Rocketeers, XCOR, and Europe's first Galileo (Giove-A) launch success, and more.
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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