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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.
September 2007
Recent Blog Postings
HobbySpace Log:
RLV & Space Transport News:
Recent Features
NewSpace 2007 - Review
Blog postings, notes, and articles about the recent Space Frontier Society's NewSpace 2007's annual conference that took place in July in Washington D.C.
Armadillo Aerospace - 4 module system
Space Access 2007 - Review
Blog postings, notes, and articles about the recent Space Access Society's annual conference that took place in March.
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.
Launching at the X Prize Cup 2006
X Prize Cup 2006 - Review
The annual celebration of space and rocketry took place October 21-22, 2006 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Space Artist Spotlight

Bat Out Of Hell by Dave Archer
Bat Out Of Hell

Full Moon by Dave Archer
Full Moon

Dark Moon by Dave Archer
Dark Moon

Starfield  by Dave Archer
Star Field

Dave Archer

Gallery

More space art...
Space Music of the Month

The Night outside my Portal Window
by William Edge
Previous space music in spotlight

Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Space Movies

Space themes have been common in movies since the beginning of the moving picture industry. Star Trek, Star Wars and many other space films have had major cultural impacts on the US and the whole world. While many of these sci-fi flicks were more fantasy than science, there have also been films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apollo 13 with a realistic science and engineering approach that have had great success. The HobbySpace Movies section focuses on the latter sort of hard sci-fi movies that deal with space exploration and development within our solar system.

Space movie enthusiasts rush to the theaters to see the latest space movie offerings. Today it is also easy to collect space films on video tape and DVD.

This year there have been a handful of space oriented movies and theatrically released documentaries:

In the Shadow of the Moon - Apollo documentary
In the Shadow of the Moon
DVD at Amazon

The Wonder of It All - Apollo documentary
The Wonder of It All

Astronaut Farmer
Astronaut Farmer
DVD at Amazon

 

Sunshine
Sunshine
DVD at Amazon

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

More Bigelow Aerospace Public Participation

With the successful launch of the Bigelow Aerospace Genesis II inflatable space habitat prototype on June 28th, the company is testing a wide range of technical components and systems that will be important for future crew habitats. In addition, they are experimenting with various public participation programs.

Below left, is an image of items floating in the interior of the Genesis II. These things came from the public who paid to have a photo or other personal item flown on the spacecraft. The Fly Your Stuff gallery now includes three pages of images, mostly closeups, of such items.

The image on the right comes from a camera attached to a the end of a solar panel on Genesis II. Adjacent to the camera is a projector that puts images onto the side of the spacecraft. More examples of projections are here.

Genesis II  - Fly Your Stuff
Items from the public float within the Genesis II interior. See gallery of Fly Your Stuff
images of individual items.
Image projected on outside of Genesis II
An example of an image projected onto the
exterior of the Genesis II.
Real-Time Space Viewers
Earth Viewer
Earth
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 ...
August 07 - October 07

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January 1999.

The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
NewSpace Watch at NSG

 

 
 
 
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