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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.
March 2011
Space for All Blog Space Transport News Blog
Special Features
NewSpace Log 2011
NewSpace Log 2011
This section holds links to blog posts, articles, pictures, etc. about events and developments this year in NewSpace. See also NewSpace Log 2010.
Coverage of first Falcon 9/Dragon
1st SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon Flight Resources
Links to blog posts, pictures, videos and commentary about the successful first launch, orbiting and safe return of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on Dec. 8, 2010.
NewSpace 2010 (Bigelow Aerosspace space  station )
NewSpace 2010 Review
A report on the annual Space Frontier Foundation's conference, held this year in Sunnyvale, California. Topics of discussion ranged from entrepreneurial space businesses to lunar miing to fully reusable suborbital space vehicles.


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

Pluto from Charon by Richard Bizley
Pluto from Charon

Space Elevator by Richard Bizley
Space Elevator

Bathing in Earthlight by Richard Bizley
Bathing in Earthlight
Islands of the Godsby Richard Bizley
Islands of the Gods
Shuttle Launch by Richard Bizley
Shuttle Launch


Richard Bizley
More space art...
Space Music Video of the Month

Blue Sky
by Big Head Todd
Winner of NASA's Top 40 Space Song Contest
Previous space music in spotlight
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Zooniverse - Citizen Science

Zooniverse is a program in which amateur astronomers, students, and members of the general public are invited to become citizen scientists in which they participate directly in leading edge science projects. Typically this involves taking advantage of the human mind's extraordinary powers of pattern recognition and novelty detection to help sift through gigantic data sets of mostly uninteresting stuff to find the small number of signals of interest.

The Miky Way Project

For example, one of the latest Zooniverse projects is The Milky Way Project:

The Milky Way Project aims to sort and measure our galaxy, the Milky Way. Initially we're asking you to help us find and draw bubbles in beautiful infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Understanding the cold, dusty material that we see in these images, helps scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time.

Some of their other projects:

Planet Hunters Look for planets orbiting other stars using NASA's Kepler mission data.
Solar Stormwatch "Solar scientists need you! Help them spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way. And you could make a new scientific discovery."
Moon Zoo "Explore the Moon in unprecedented detail using images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter."
Galaxy Zoo: Hubble "Help astronomers figure out how galaxies form and evolve by classifying their shape. Now with added Hubble galaxies."

Find out more about these and other projects at Zooniverse.org.

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

A Volunteer Space Program in Copenhagen

Tycho Brahe rocket

Copenhagen Suborbitals is a non-profit organization in Denmark that is developing rocket vehicles to reach suborbital space. Their goals are described as follows:

Our mission is very simple. We are working towards launching a human being into space.

This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavor founded and lead by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, based entirely on sponsors, private donaters and part time specialists.

Since May 2008 we have been working full time to reach our goal of launching ourselves into space and to show the world that human space flight is possible without major government budgets and administration.

Kristian von Bengtson of Copenhagen Suborbitals gave an entertaining TED talk last December titled "Danes in Space" in which he describes their project:


News on Copenhagen Suborbitals and other innovative and entrepreneurial space projects can be found on the HobbySpace blog Space Transport News.



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