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Books recommended by the Foundation:

Reflections from Earth Orbit by Captain Winston Scott – Capt USN (Ret) Scott has written a warm and heartfelt story of his amazing life as an astronaut.


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.

New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #22, April 1, 2007 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
Editor – William Watson - wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.org
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Bigelow's Business Trajectory
Bigelow Aerospace is preparing a second inflatable spacecraft for launch and to unveil its long-term business plan. Leonard David at Space.com

First the Amazon,
Now the Cosmos
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origins reveals details and plans concerning their New Shepard space vehicle. Michael Stroth at Popular Science

RpK & NASA SpaceActing Together
RocketPlane Kistler and NASA sign Space Act Agreement to assemble the COTS K-1 Space Transportation System in New Orleans. Press Release at SpaceRef.com

Next Service Stop – 10,000 Miles?
Stone Aerospace announces formation of a company to establish a commercial refueling station in Earth orbit. Press Release at SpaceRef.com

An Astronaut Farmer Interview
Billy Bob Thornton and the film's writers, Mark and Michael Polish, talk about magic, astronauts, and rockets real and imaginary. Interview at Air&Space.com

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Field of Dreams
Will starry-eyed entrepreneurs transform today's wide-open spaces into tomorrow's spaceports? Ed Regis at Air&Space

Spaceport Pact Reached
New Mexico officials sign a pact with Virgin Galactic as they gear up for a crucial spaceport tax vote. Alan Boyle at Cosmic Log

For Big Space, Reality Bites
Latest Space Access Conference gives private space new meaning. Rand Simberg at PopularMechanics.com

Eyes on the Lunar Prize
Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace and their competition gear up for this year's NG Lunar Lander Challenge at the X Prize Cup. Jeff Foust at The Space Review

Genesis 2 Shipped
Bigelow Aerospace has mailed its Genesis 2 expandable module and expects a mid-April launch from Russia. Leonard David at LiveScience.com

The Final Virtual Frontier
The colonization of virtual outer space in the synthetic world Second Life hints at the shape of things to come. Alan Boyle at MSNBC.com

Yuri's Night
Yuri Gagarin was the first human to go into space on April 12th, 1961. Yuri's Night is the one day when all the world can come together and celebrate the power and beauty of space and what it means for each of us. Yuri's Night 2007 World Space Party
From Programmer to
Space Tourist
Word processing developer Charles Simonyi prepares for his April trip to the International Space Station. AP at CNN.com

SpaceX Open for Business
SpaceX has declared its Falcon 1 rocket ready to begin launching satellites in September despite a recent premature engine shut down. Brian Berger at Space.com

Dragon Sighted!
SpaceX recently posted new details concerning their Dragon crew/cargo capsule. Status Report at SpaceRef.com

Newest Profession in Vegas?
ZERO-G, a space entertainment and tourism company, will launch regular public flights from Las Vegas beginning April 21. Press Release at SpaceRef.com

Sharper Image's Latest Gadget
The Sharper Image Corporation will exclusively market and sell seats on ZERO-G's public flights. Press Release at SpaceRef.com

Business Challenges to NewSpace
Entrepreneurial space community increasingly concerned with business issues rather than just rocket science. Jeff Foust at The Space Review

Space Show Highlights
Space Access Society's Henry Vanderbilt & Benson Space Company's Founder Jim Benson recently discussed their respective New Space initiatives with Dr. David Livingston on The Space Show.

80 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
WonderWorks Inc.
XCOR Aerospace
X Prize Foundation
X-Rocket, LLC
Zero-G Corporation
Past Issues of NewSpace News
NewSpace News #21 March 1, 2007 – Items include Bigelow's Lunar Hotels, Rutan vs. Benson, PlanetSpace's Suborbital Travel Plan, Spaceliner Closer to Reality, COTS Reaches Milestones, Launching Love, ULA Talks Tourism, Sun Sets on Texan Spaceport, and more.
NewSpace News #20 February 1, 2007 – Items include Blue Origin's First Flight, Robot Subs in Space, Sam Dinkin's FreeSpaceShot.com, Comments by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin to the World Economic Forum, South Korea Joins the Space Club, and more.
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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