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Books recommended by the Foundation:

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


Fly Me to the Moon by Edward Belbruno – Belbruno has discovered trajectories between celestial bodies that make use of both chaos theory and gravitational forces, and enable space travel with a fraction of the fuel normally used.

New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #23, May 1, 2007 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
Editor – William Watson - wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.org
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'Scotty's' Final Farewell
UP Aerospace launches the ashes of Star Trek's 'Scotty' into space from New Mexico's Spaceport America. AP at CNN.com

RpK to Service Kibo
Rocketplane Kistler and Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation Sign MOU for Commercial Launch Support of the ISS Japanese Experiment Module Utilization. Press Release at SpaceRef.com

Orbital Trek 'Beyond Wildest Dreams'
American billionaire Charles Simonyi is reacquainting himself with gravity after a two-week voyage to the International Space Station (ISS); an orbital trip chock full of precious moments. Tariq Malik at Space.com

Big Plans, Low Prices
The Bigelow Aerospace commercial inflatable manned space module venture intends to have three large multi-module outposts in Earth orbit by 2015 to serve different user communities. Craig Covault at Aviation Week

Commercial Zero G
for NASA?
NASA currently provides reduced gravity flight services using NASA aircraft, but they may begin acquiring Reduced Gravity Aircraft services through outside sources. Keith Cowling at NASAWatch.com

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Ready for Take Off?
Dotcom start-ups defied gravity. Now space start-ups hope to do so for real. Print Edition, The Economist

SpaceX to Launch
from Cape
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has been granted a five-year license to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Station. Space.com

Buzz's Raffle
Former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin is drawing up plans for a lottery-like contest, with space experiences for prizes, in hopes of making orbital spaceflight available to more than just wealthy entrepreneurs. Tariq Malik at Space.com

Opening Wallets, Closing Windows
Recent Summit in NYC showcased near future investment opportunities and ones whose window of opportunity may be rapidly closing. Jeff Foust at The Space Review

Advertising,
the Final Frontier
Space could become the next frontier for advertising campaigns under a concept unveiled by one of the agency's staunchest supporters in Congress. Andy Pasztor at The Wall Street Journal Online

Lunar Commercial Communications: Providers and End-Users Workshop
Presented by Lunar Enterprise Corp. and SpaceDev; 27 July 2007 at the Santa Clara Hilton. Focus on service providers and end-users for a pioneering industry offering communications capacity from the Moon. To register, contact news@spaceagepub.com or call 650-324-3182.
A 'Yes' Vote for Space
Voters in a New Mexico county have approved a tax increase that will help build the nation's first commercial spaceport. Marc Kaufman at the Washington Post

How Safe is the
NewSpace Race?
The FAA's Patricia Smith discusses the topic with space entrepreneur Peter Diamandis in this recent interview. The Wall Street Journal Online

Next Steps to Space
Is Stephen Hawking's excellent adventure over, or is it just getting started? Alan Boyle at Cosmic Log

It's The Law!
Virginia adopted a landmark Spaceflight Liability and Immunity Act to ensure risk disclosure and liability protection for future commercial human space flights. Jack Kennedy at Spaceports.Blogspot.com

New Regs
The FAA has released amended guidelines on how to obtain a permit for experimental operation of a reusable suborbital rocket vehicle. Keith Cowling at NASAWatch.com

Private Lunar Voyage?
Various international media sources have reported that billionaire Roman Abramovich plans to buy a vacation to the Moon. The Sun

Space Show Highlights
A very special Space Show covered UP Aerospace's successful launch from Spaceport America, New Mexico. Speakers include Leonard David, Mayor Hatch, Eric Knight, and Charlie Chafer. David Livingston at The Space Show

81 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
Paragon Space Development Corp.
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 #22 April 1, 2007 – Items include Bigelow's Business Trajectory, Charles Simonyi's Trip to ISS, SpaceX Open for Business, RkP and NASA SpaceActing Together, Next Service Stop – 10,000 Miles?, Eyes on the Lunar Prize, Sharper Image's Latest Gadget, The Final Virtual Frontier, and more.
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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