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


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New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #20, February 1, 2007 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
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Branson Hand-in-Hand with Swedes
The Swedish government announced an agreement with Virgin Galactic that may lead to flights of SpaceshipTwo from Sweden to observe the Aurora Borealis. Peter de Selding at Space.com

Free Trip Around
the Moon
Dinkin's freespaceshot.com is targeting schoolchildren with a chance to win trips to orbit and around the Moon. Sam Dinkin at The Space Review

ESA Funds Space Tourism Work
Starchaser Industries has been awarded a study contract from ESA for an assessment of the group's public space travel vehicle. Leonard David at LiveScience.com

Incorporating Space
into Our Economic
Sphere of Influence
Comments by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin to the World Economic Forum. Status Report at SpaceRef.com

Space Show Highlights
UP Aerospace's Eric Knight, SpaceShot's Dr. Sam Dinkin, and Overview Effect Day's David Beaver all recently discussed their respective New Space initiatives with Dr. David Livingston on The Space Show.
New Shepard Takes
Flight
Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos reveals details of Blue Origin's first flight. Leonard David at Space.com

Putting Up the Ritz
Can Bigelow's pneumatic buildings breathe life into space tourism? James Oberg at Spectrum

Only The Paranoid
Survive
Elon Musk said he would be putting off the next launch of the Falcon 1 rocket until mid-February. Alan Boyle at Cosmic Log

South Korea Joins
the Club
South Korea unveiled two cosmonaut finalists live on TV. Tim at Yuri's Night

Tax Man Steals
Space Dreams
A 31-year-old space buff who won a free trip to space can't afford the taxes. AP at CNN.com

The Astronaut Farmer
An astronaut drop-out, played by Billy Bob Thorton, continues to dream of space travel and sets out to build a rocket inside his barn. Warner Bros Studios
Robot Subs in Space
Innovator Bill Stone plans to drop an advanced underwater robot into the deepest hole on Earth in preparation for its far-flung space missions. James Vlahos at Popular Science

NASA's Vote of Confidence
NASA signs Space Act Agreement pledging to cooperate with t/Space and PlanetSpace, Inc. to facilitate the commercialization of low-Earth orbit. Press Release at SpaceRef.com

Hawking's Birthday
Surprise
Lord Rees buys Steven Hawking a trip on Virgin's SpaceShip Two for his 65th Birthday. Roger Highfield at Telegraph

American, Iranian
Cultures Support
Space Pioneer's Achievements
Anousheh Ansari credits discipline of Iranian culture, freedom in U.S. culture. Steve Holgate at USINFO

March Storm 2007
ProSpace is proud to announce that March Storm 2007 will be held from March 4th to March 7th. Come join us as we present our Citizen's Space Agenda to our elected representatives.

79 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
Alien Landscapes
ARCASpace
Airlaunch LLC
Andrews Space
Armadillo Aerospace
Apogee Books
AstroVision
Benson Space Company
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 Commerce Project
Orbital Outfitters
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
TransLunar Research
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 #19 January 1, 2007 – Items include Orbital Outfitters, NASA and the Web Generation, Marines in Space, Space Tourism Handbook, Bigelow's Bingo, Ranch-Style Spaceport, Dream Chaser's Countdown, Space Show Highlights, The Astronaut Farmer, and more.
NewSpace News #18 December 1, 2006 – Items include NASA's Centennial Challenges, Anousheh Ansari's support of Teachers in Space, Blue Origins' Test Launch, an interview with Armadillo's John Carmack, Virgin Galactic considers Stephen Hawking for a sub-orbital flight, and more.
NewSpace News #17 November 1, 2006 – Items include X Prize Cup events, the Future of Flight, the Next Space Tourist's Blog, Taking Spacefllight Into Our Own Hands, Inside SpaceShipTwo, The FAA and Commercial Space, Lockheed Martin and Bigelow, Rocket Racing League on TV, and more.
NewSpace News #16 October 1, 2006 – Items include Anousheh Ansari's Space Blog, The Rocket Racing League, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Bigelow's Sundancer, Starchaser vs Branson, UP Aerospace Rebounding, ESA to Sponsor Space Tourism Work, Reaching for the Stars, and more.
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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