HobbySpace. the site that will prove
to you that everyone can participate
in space exploration and development in one way
- Introduction & Resources An overview of the
NewSpace (or alt.space) entrepreneurial
space world. NewSpace promises to bring much
lower costs and much wider participation to
space development. The section includes historical
info, web resources, news, and more.
Glenn Reynolds An exchange with the
Professor of Law, author, and long time space
activist about issues of space law and space
politics, and about space development using
armies of Davids.
Several companies have announced plans to build
and fly vehicles for suborbital space tourism
within the next two to three years. We show below
a sample of such companies. More suborbital projects
Burt Rutan's company is developing the SS2 system,
which will follow the scheme of the SpaceShipOne
/ WhiteKnightOne. The SS2 will drop from the WhiteKnightTwo
and then fire a hybrid rocket to got to over 100km.
2 pilots + 6 passengers
First test flights in 2008,
passenger flights in 2009.
The Rocketplane XP uses jet engines to take off
from a runway. After reaching the proper altitude,
it fires a rocket to go to suborbital space. After
falling back into the atmospherethe jets are used
for a powered landing.
1 pilot + 3 passengers
Passenger flights in 2009