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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.
April 2007
Recent Features
Space Access 2007 - Review
Blog postings, notes, and articles about the recent Space Access Society's annual conference that took place in March.
Launching at the X Prize Cup 2006
Commercial Stairway to Space - Vers. 2007
A new timeline for space development via private efforts. Comparison of the previous timeline to what actually happened in 2006. See also the updated RLV (Reusable Launch Vehicle) Table of ongoing projects. Plus a Glossary of NewSpace terms.
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.
Space Music of the Month
Pale Blue Dot
- YouTube Video

by IceCoreScientist
Previous space music in spotlight
Space Artist Spotlight

Reflections of Earth (2000) - Bob Eggleton
Reflections of Earth

Cursin' on Io (2000) - Bob Eggleton
Cruisin' On Io

Skylarking (2000) - Bob Eggleton
Bob Eggleton
More space art...
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Google Earthing

Google Earth

The Google Earth program, which allows you to explore our planet from your PC, and the on line site have become quite popular both for their standard features and for the enhancements that allow members of the public to expand on their capabilities and share them with others.

Google Earth Showcase lists files used with Google Earth that can provide location highlighting, dynamic updates, and animations. Examples include:
* CBS Seismic Monitor - Display of real-time, worldwide earthquakes.
* NASA Blue Marble Animation - "showing complete view of the Earth for every month of the year"
* Da Vinci Code Tour - provides a multimedia tour of "real-life locations of note described in a little-known, obscure book/movie called 'the Da Vinci Code'".

My Maps option to allows you to create a map with highlighted locations, photo links, and drawn overlays and then share it with friends and the general public. Examples include:
* Our Earth as Art - Jonahthan Perkins
* Around Japan in 28 Days - Nicolas Hamatak
* Travel Guide: Kauai, Hawaii

Here is an independent tool for building a map and photo album combo created by Scott Carmichael.

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Modular Spaceships

At the Space Access Society's 2007 conference, John Carmack of Armadillo Aerospace laid out plans to build both suborbital and orbital space transports from small modules similar to the Pixel vehicle flown at the X Prize Cup last October. Below are shown some graphics of how the modules and assemblies might look.

A single module with fuel tanks and engine

A four module assembly capable
of suborbital spaceflight.

A three stage orbital vehicle assembled from modules.

See Armadillo's SpaceAccess 2007 Video for an animation of the modular system.

Real-Time Space Viewers
Earth Viewer
Weather maps, remote sensing
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.

See the archive of previous HobbySpace homepage Spotlight items ...
March 07 - May 07

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The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
NewSpace Watch at NSG


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