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Welcome to HobbySpace. the site that will prove to you that everyone can participate in space exploration and development in one way or another.
May 2006
Recent Features
An analog lunar explorer
Interview: Peter Kokh
Discussion with the editor of the Moon Miners's Manifesto about lunar base simulations, living on the Moon, and other lunar development topics.

Review: ISDC 2006
Coverage of the National Space Society & Planetary Society joint International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, May 4-7, 2006.

Review: Space Access'06
Coverage of the Space Access Society's annual meeting in Phoenix.

More Interviews, Articles, and Special Topics.

Space Activities in the Spotlight
Spacecraft Observing
Terragen scenary generation
Tobias Lindemann, Josef Huber and Klaus Navel made this detailed image of the International Space Station on Nov. 15, 2005 while a Soyuz was docked to the station.

ISS transit - Ed Morana
Ed Morana imaged the ISS as it crossed in front of the Moon. See Ed's ISS Transits Page.

More info in ISS observation - Satellite Watching section.

Space Artist Spotlight
Mars exploration by Bill Hartmann
Earthlight on the Moon - Bill Hartmann
An  Alien Earth:  Bill Hartmann
Bill Hartmann
More space art...
Space Music of the Month
Blue Sky
(MP3 via Yuri's Night)
Big Head Todd
Previous space music in spotlight
It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

The Space Tourism Menu

Lunar tourism: The Deep Space Expedition from Space Adventures and the Lunar Express Mission from Constellations Services each involve sending two people around the Moon (ala Apollo 8) on modified Soyuz spacecraft for ticket prices in the $100M range.

Orbital Tourism: Three tourists so far have ridden Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station for one week stays and more are waiting to go at a ticket price in the $20M range. Bigelow Aerospace is building a new generation of space habitats based on light-weight, high-volume inflatable designs. They are intended to serve as both scientific stations and space tourist destinations within the next decade.

Suborbital tourism: At least three companies are expected to begin selling rides in the 2007-2008 time frame on spaceships that will fly the X PRIZE style trajectory to 100 km or higher. This will provide around 5 minutes of weightlessness, a view of the curvature of the earth and a dark star-filled sky. Ticket prices will be in the $100k to $200k range.
High altitude jet flights - Ride a MIG 25 to 36 km. Ticket price is $24k.
Weightlessness on aircraft flying parabolic trajectories. Weightless periods last 25 - 30 seconds. Tickets in the US are currently $3750.
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Space Explorer Viewer
Space Explorers
Images and data from
deep space probes.

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April - June

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