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This never-before-printed science fiction novel by the original "rocket man," Wernher von Braun, combines technical fact with a human story line in the way that only a true dreamer can realize.

DeGroot examines the dark side of the race to the Moon which he asserts brought few dividends.

New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #14, August 1, 2006 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
Chief Editor – William Watson - wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.org
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Space Advocates Seek Course Correction
Foundation white paper calls for reliance on commercial services to low Earth orbit, says NASA should stick to the Moon and Beyond. Leonard David at Space.com

Constructive Criticism
Two reports, one from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and one from Space Frontier Foundation, agree that "NASA is on the verge of a major mistake that could make its plans for finishing the space station and going on to explore the Moon cost more, take longer and achieve less." New Scientist

Talk About Unaffordable Unsustainable
Keith Cowing points to Foundation white paper and invites comment at NASA Watch. Rand Simberg comments spark conversation at Transterrestrial Musings.

Smooth Sailing for Private Spaceport
Blue Origin is on track for lighting up the West Texas sky. New Space Race at MSNBC.com

Journey into the Unknown
Space exploration is back on the agenda, but can anyone really make serious money from business's final frontier? The Business Online

Money in the Moon
Space Frontier Foundation's Krukin says opportunity abounds in setting up the infrastructure required to do business in space. National Geographic News
Space Frontier Does Vegas
Local paper gives good odds on space commerce and exploration after NewSpace 2006. Las Vegas Review Journal

NewSpace 2006:
The Blogs
If you didn't make it to Vegas or spent too much time in the exhibit room, Clark Lindsey and Rand Simberg were paying attention. Read forward from these entries at RLV and Space Transport News and Transterrestrial Musings. See the Space Fashion show video clip that everybody missed on YouTube.

Real Estate Rush On Orbit
Toughest part of launching a space station, according to NewSpace real estate pioneer Robert Bigelow: U.S. government export restrictions. "We're about the only country in the world that has decided not to commune with the rest of humanity in terms of information about space hardware and space technologies." Cosmic Log

Inside the Spaceship Factory
Snooping around Bigelow Aerospace on first media tour. Cosmic Log

Big Day at the Rodeo
Jeff Foust satisfies many curiosities about formerly super-secret Bigelow Aerospace. The Space Review

Space Station Beta
Enthusiasts on Genesis I and commercial prospects in space. Christian Science Monitor
Customer Confused?
Some in the industry wonder about the exact purpose of COTS. The Space Review

Customer Power
Celestial missionaries (AP article by Alicia Chang), leisurenauts (Chicago Tribune), and a space adventurer (see below).

Spaceplane 2008!
Oklahoma's winged spaceship under construction is profiled by popular Popular Science writer in August issue and online at PopSci.com.

Making Space Sexy
Heating up the conversation about fun things to do in space. Cosmic Log

The X Man
Spaceship pilot Brian Binnie interviewed by Adventurer James Clash in Forbes.com.

Spacewalks For Sale
For an extra $15 million, put on the suit and go outside. New Scientist

Want Innovation?
Offer Cash
Herald of the New Age of prizes tells The Toronto Star it's not about the widget, it's about the people. (What if they are Widget people?)

Pseudo Rocket City
Starchaser Industries seeks $100 million to develop New Mexico theme park-slash-rocket factory. Questions are raised at Personal Spaceflight and Space Cynics.
Stupid Rocket Tricks
Rocket-powered product launch fails, drug-runners go to jail. AP Wire

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
AeroAstro
ARCASpace
Airlaunch LLC
Andrews Space
Armadillo Aerospace
Apogee Books
AstroVision
Beyond-Earth
Bigelow Aerospace
Blue Origin
Canadian Arrow
Constellation Services International
Da Vinci Project
Difinity, Inc.
Digital Globe
E' Prime Aerospace
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Epsori Space Systems Inc.
Flometrics
Forever Bound
Garvey Spacecraft
GeoEye
High Altitude Research
HMX Inc.
Interorbital Systems
Institute for Space Law and Policy
IPX Entertainment
JP Aerospace
Kelly Space
LiftPort Group
Lunar Enterprise
Lunar Resources
Lunar Transportation
ManSat
Masten Space Systems
Microcosm, Inc.
Optech
Orbital Recovery
Orion Propulsion
PlanetSpace
ProSpace
Rocketplane Ltd.
Scaled Composites
Space Access Society
Space Adventures
Space Channel
SpaceDev
SpaceX
Space Frontier Foundation
SPACEHAB
Space Propulsion Systems
Space Resources, Inc.
Spaceport Systems

Space Settlement Institute
The Spaceship Company
Space Tourism Society
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 #13 July 1, 2006 – Items include Instant Winner Space Prize, Blue's Rocket Clues, Genesis 1 Delay, Hawking Says Humans Must Go Into Space, Clash of the Space Travel Titans, Ultimate Lifeboat, SpaceShipTwo Design Details Revealed, and more.
NewSpace News #12 June 1, 2006 – Items include Mergers in Private Space Travel, What Burt Would Do Different, Hairy Eyeball On Spaceports, ISDC, More Prizes! The Orbit Awards, Finalists for NASA's Private Space Race, X-Woman Trains For Space Trip, and more.
NewSpace News #11 May 1, 2006 – Items include All the Personal Spaceflight News That's Fit, Citizens for Space, Small Steps for NewSpace at Space Access, A NASA Flying Carpet Ride, Attention HobbySpace Shoppers, Spaceflight for People of All Means, and more.
NewSpace News #10 April 1, 2006 – Items include The Best Rocket Failure Ever, Space Hawks Chase Death Rays, Rocket Town News, Responsive Space, Up with Upham, 2020 Vacation Vision, the sad ending of ArabSat, Masten Space Blog, Keys to Space Gold, and more.
NewSpace News #9 March 1, 2006 – Items include The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy, Public Space Travel, French Kistler, SeaLaunch Afloat, Heinlein Prize, Vertical Drag Racing, SpaceX's Falcon 1, The Real Stairway to Space Heaven, Final Frontier Littered with Junk, and more.
NewSpace News #8 February 1, 2006 – Items include Up a Creek Without ORS, The Right $tuff, NASA Gags Top Scientist, Soyuz Booked Up, Spaceport Defended, The Entreprenauts, Rocketship Kazakh, NewSpace Cowboys, March Storm 2006, and more.
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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