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New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #16, October 1, 2006 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
Chief Editor – William Watson - wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.org
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Teachers in Space Effort Expands
Masten Space Systems joins Armadillo, RpK and XCOR as donators of private spaceflights for teachers. MSNBC.com

Rocket Racing League: Spreading Its Wings
Visitors at this year's XPrize Cup will get a first-hand feel for a new type of super-slick speedster - the rocket racer. Leonard David at Space.com

Sundancer on the
Horizon
Robert Bigelow plans to send a human-rated habitat into orbit in either the second half of 2009 or the first half of 2010. Warren Ferster at Space.com

New Space Meets
Old Space?
Lockheed Martin and Bigelow Aerospace have entered into a deal to move towards the use of the Atlas V for private manned space flight. Braddock Gaskill at NASASpaceFlight.com

Virgin Galactic Reveals SpaceShipTwo
Popular Science exposes Virgin Galactic's new ride and shows a spectacular lift-off to landing You Tube concept video. Popular Science

SpaceShipTwo Imagery
Image gallery of SpaceShipTwo at Wired's NextFest in NYC. Space.com

NewSpace Pioneer Passes
Vladimir Syromyatnikov, designer of the Russian space capsule's docking system and supporter of the Keep Mir Alive project, died September 19th. Space Frontier Foundation
What Would Spock Do?
Scared: William Shatner won't go into space! Daily Mail
Moby's Flying To
Outer Space
Bald-headed dance-meister Moby has told MTV he's been offered the chance to fly into space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket. MTV.co.uk

Frequent-flier Cashes In Miles for Space Trip
British businessman has traded his multitude of frequent-flier miles for a real journey 75 miles above Earth. AP

Virgin to Make Astronaut Idol
Virgin is in negotiations with British television networks to launch a talent show for aspiring astronauts. Contactmusic.com

Starchaser Declares It Will Beat Branson to Market
Starchaser Industries plans to develop a rocket capable of manned space flight by 2009. Manchester Evening News

UP Aerospace Rebounding
In the aftermath of the SpaceLoft XL launch failure, UP Aerospace leadership is looking forward to identifying the anomaly, correcting it, and proceeding with scheduled space-flight missions. Forbes.com

Space Trippers
Did the first paying guests aboard the international space station get their $20 million worth? Craig Mellow at Air&Space

Reaching for the Stars
Balloon-borne platforms developed as precursors to space elevators could be used as high-altitude relay stations for wireless communications, a 60-day field test suggests. Kelly Young at NewScientist.com
Anousheh Blogs It All For You
First woman to buy her own ticket to space shares her trip with the World. Anousheh Ansari Space Blog

Implementing the FAA's Guidelines
The importance of proper training and simulation to the long-term success of commercial human spaceflight is discussed by Alex Howerton at the SpaceReview.com.

Strict Environment?
Blue Origins criticizes the FAA's vehicle cabin requirements for sub-orbital flights. Flight International

SpaceDev CEO Resigns for New Space Venture
Private space flight pioneer Jim Benson has founded a new company that plans to launch routine private space travel as early as 2009. Bradely Fikes at NCTimes.com

Your Seat In Space
Are you a millionaire with spare change? A comparison of RkP and VG's cabin comforts will help you plan your next vacation. Alan Boyle at MSNBC

ESA to Sponsor Space Tourism Work
The European Space Agency is ready to partner with private firms to help grow the passenger space travel industry. Leonard David at Space.com

Deal or No Deal?
Russia is poised to sign a contract to send a Malaysian astronaut into space in 2007 but future space tourists are faced with a price increase. NOVOSTI

74 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 Island Group
Spacepartnerships
Space Propulsion Systems
Space Resources, Inc.
Spaceport Systems

Space Settlement Institute
Space Studies 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 #15 September 1, 2006 – Items include Anousheh Ansari's ISS trip, COTS Winners, Blue Origin gets FAA Green Light, The Poor Man's Satellite, SpaceX Gets NASA Backing, Foundationers on The Space Show, The New Space Race and more.
NewSpace News #14 August 1, 2006 – Items include Genesis I in Orbit, COTS, Talk About Unaffordable Unsustainable, Blue Origin, Inside the Spaceship Factory, Making Space Sexy, Pseudo Rocket City, Money in the Moon, Stupid Rocket Tricks, and more.
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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