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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.
January 2007
Recent Features
Armadillo Pixel vehicle at the X Prize Cup
X Prize Cup 2006 - Review
The annual celebration of space and rocketry took place October 21-22, 2006 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. HobbySpace provides links to weblog entries, articles, photos, and videos from the event.
NewSpace
NewSpace - Introduction & Resources
An overview of the NewSpace (or alt.space) entrepreneurial space movement. NewSpace promises far lower costs and wider participation in space development. The section provides historical info, web resources, news, and more.
Prof. Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Interview: Glenn Reynolds
An exchange with the Instapundit, 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.

More Interviews, Articles, and Special Topics.

Space Music of the Month


Hope Eyrie - Apollo 11 Commemoration - YouTube Video

Vocals - Julia Ecklar
Music - Leslie Fish, Video - Per Malm
From the To Touch the Stars album.

Previous space music in spotlight

Space Artist Spotlight

A New Frontier - David Robinson
A New Frontier

USS Conestoga over the North Atlantic - David Robinson
USS Conestoga

Explorer 1 - David Robinson
Explorer 1
A view from Iapetus - David Robinson
A view from Iapetus
David Robinson
More space art...
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Space History

History is a passionate pursuit for many space enthusiasts. Amateur space historians typically focus on a particular area of space history such as the 1960s Moon Race, a technology such as rockets or satellites, and the politics and social aspects of space exploration. Below are three examples on the web of amateur space history projects.

Virtual Apollo Guidance Computer project
Virtual Apollo Guidance Computer Projects - simulations of the Apolo computer

Apollo Saturn Reference Page
Apollo Saturn V Reference Page
- John Duncan built this enormous resource site about the Apollo program.

Apollo 17 - The Blue Marble
Apollo 17: The Blue Marble
- An investigation by Erik Hartwell into which astronaut took this famous picture.

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Blue Origin Reusable Rocket Project

Blue Origin is the space transport company founded by Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief of the on line retailer Amazon.com. Blue Origin is developing fully reusable space vehicles that will take off and land vertically using rocket power alone. They plan to test a series of prototypes that will lead to the suborbital New Shepard vehicle in 2010 that will be capable of carrying several passengers to over 100 kilometers in altitude. The tests will be carried out at a huge private site in West Texas. (See this lengthy Environmenal Impact Statement (pdf) for more information about the company's spaceport and the New Shepard vehicle.)

The company has been very quiet about its program but has now released photos and videos on its web site of a recent flight test of its first large prototype vehicle called Goddard.

Goddard on the launch pad
Goddard on the launch pad.
Goddard takes off
Goddard takes off.
(From the launch video).
Goddard hovers overhead
Goddard hovers overhead.
(From the launch video).
Goddard on truck after test
Goddard returns to his hangar after the test.
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Earth
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and spysat images.
Space Weather Viewer
Space Weather
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and the latest data

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

See the archive of previous HobbySpace homepage Spotlight items ...
December 06 - February 07

HobbySpace provides over 15,000 space links and
has delivered over
12,535,000 page views since
January 1999.

The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
NewSpace Watch at NSG

 

 
 
 
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