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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.
May 2008
Recent Blog Postings
HobbySpace Log:
RLV & Space Transport News:
Recent Features
XCOR Lynx flight profile
Space Access 2008 - Review
The Space Access Society's annual meeting - Space Access '08 - took place this year during March 27-29 in Phoenix, Arizona. Reviews, commentary and photos are presented here.
Bigelow Genesis II

Commercial Stairway to Space - 2008
A prognostication for how private commercial operations could dominate the development of human spaceflight activity by 2020.
 

Ups and Downs in NewSpace in 2007
A review of important events, business, and technology developments in the entrepreneurial spaceflight community and industry during 2007.
  
X Prize Cup 2007 - Review
The annual celebration of space and rocketry took place October 26-26, 2006 at Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, New Mexico in tandem with the air show there.


More Interviews, Articles, and Special Topics.
Space Artist Spotlight

Magazine cover, Russia, 1950
TM cover, Russia, 1950
via Dark Roasted Blend

Dase Neue Universum (1965) - Laus Burgle
Das Neue Universum 1965 - Klaus Bürgle
via Dark Roasted Blend

Magazine cover, Russia, 1953
TM cover, Russia, 1950
via Dark Roasted Blend

Dase Neue Universum (1950) - Laus Burgle
Das Neue Universum 1950 - Klaus Bürgle
via Dark Roasted Blend


Retro-Future: To the Stars

Soviet/East European sci-fi art 1930s-1970s
More space art...
Space Music of the Month

Saturn Calling (mp3)
Jeff Oster
Uses sounds from Saturn via Cassini spacecraft.
Previous space music in spotlight   

Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Search for the missing Mars Polar Lander

Here is a Mars science project that you can participate in at home.


The Mars Polar Lander disappeared in 1999 as it attempted to reach the surface of the Red Planet. The University of Arizona team that built and operates the HiRISE imaging system on the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter has started a project in which public volunteers can scan HiRISE images of the area where the MPL is believed to have crashed and try to spot its debris. Details are available at:

 

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

A Flight on the European Enterprise


Project Enterprise is a European project that is developing a commercial suborbital
space tourism vehicle called the Enterprise. The collaboration includes the TALIS-Institute,
Swiss Propulsion Laboratory
(SPL), VEGA, and Xtreme Air GmbH. The goal is first
to develop a low altitude rocketplance called the Black Sky by 2010 and then to
begin test flying the Enterprise in 2011, with paying passenger flights by 2013.

Check for Project Enterprise announcements on the Space Transport News blog.

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See the archive of previous HobbySpace homepage Spotlight items ...
April 08 - June 08

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The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey
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