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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.
June 2006
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Space Camping & Spaceflight Training

Space Camp
Space Camp® offers a range of space training programs for both kids, teenagers, and adults. In addition to the main Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, there are now internatonal camps in Canada, Belgium, Turkey, and Japan.

Centrifuge training - Space Adventures
Space Adventures provides a range of Cosmonaut training programs that include experiencing high Gs in a centrifuge, space suit training, and high altitude Mig flights.

Space Music of the Month
NIN to Mars
Trent Reznor set a NASA Mars Pathfinder animation to the music Sunspots
by Nine Inch Nails"
Previous space music in spotlight
Space Artist Spotlight
Mars seen from Deimos by Ron Miller
Mars from Deimos
Titan by Ron Miller
Titan
In the lunar highalnds by Ron Miller
In the Lunar Highlands
Ron Miller
More space art...
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
More Space Camping & Spaceflight Training

 

Elderhostel Astronaut Training
The Kansas Cosmosphere offers specialized astronaut training and aviation camp programs for all ages including Elderhostel Astronaut Training Program for people 55 and older.

 

Camp Kennedy Space Center
Camp Kennedy Space Center is a summer day camp for kids ages 8 to 14 years. They experience Space Shuttle mission simulations, tours of Kennedy Space Center, and "the chance to witness first-hand the everyday challenges faced by Astronauts".


Find more info in the Space Camping and Space Tourism sections.

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

CubeSats:
Standardized pico-satellites for students, amateurs, and small businesses

CUTE-I TITECH
CUTE-1 Flight Model
Tokyo Institute of Technology Lab, TITECH CUBESAT Project TEAM

On June 30th 2003, six satellites were launched into orbit by a Russian Eurockot vehicle. The Eurockot Launch 2003 mission was the first to launch a group of CubeSats. A CubeSat is a very small satellite built according to a standardized cube design with 10cm to a side and a mass of up to 1kg.

The CubeSat Project was founded by groups at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and Stanford University. Their goal was to provide a small standardized satellite design to reduce costs. Also, the tiny spacecraft could be launched in groups by a standardized deployment system so that the per satellite launch cost would be reduced as well. All of this would allow university student groups in engineering and science a chance to build something that would actually fly in space space.

So far, over 60 universities and high schools around the world that have participated in CubeSat projects. Several small companies have also developed CubeSats.

Since 2003 there have other rocket missions that have launched Cubesats into orbit. This month the DNEPR 1 mission is scheduled to launch 14 CubeSats from 10 different universities and 1 private company.

CubeSat Kit Skeleton
CubeSat Kits
Build your own pico-satellite starting
from a kit.
CP1 - Cal
CP1
Cal Poly's first satellite
CubeSat at Univ. of Tokyo
Technicians at the University of Tokyo handle a CubeSat.
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Earth
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and spysat images.
Space Weather Viewer
Space Weather
Sun, solar wind, aurora images
and the latest data

Space Explorer Viewer
Space Explorers
Images and data from
deep space probes.

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The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
NewSpace Watch at NSG

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