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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.
August 2011
Space for All Blog Space Transport News Blog
Special Features
NewSpace Log 2011
The 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.
NewSpace 2011 Conference
NewSpace 2011 Conference Review
A report on the annual Space Frontier Foundation's conference, held this year at NASA Ames in Mountain View, California. Topics of discussion ranged from entrepreneurial space businesses to lunar miing to fully reusable suborbital space vehicles.
Space Access 2011
Space Access 11 Conference Review
A report on the annual Space Access Society's annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The focus, as always, was on efforts by entrepreneurial companies to achieve dramatically lower costs for getting to space..


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

Bumper 8 launch V-2/WAC Corporal by Lloyd Behrendt
Bumper 8, 1st Cape Launch
V2 WAC Corporal

Rainbow Lagoon by Lloyd Behrendt
Rainbow 1 Communications
Satellite launch - Atlas V

NRO Enduring Eyes on Atlas II by Lloyd Behrendt
NRO Enduring Eyes - Atlas II
NRO GeoLITE on Delta II by Lloyd Behrendt
NRO GeoLITE - Delta II
John Glenn on STS 95 by Lloyd Behrendt
John Glenn on STS 95


Lloyd Behrendt
More space art...
Space Music Video of the Month

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Bye Bye Earth
by Chi-Town Royalty and the Media Wizards
Chicago students inspired by Imagine Mars program.
Previous space music in spotlight
Space News from Virtual Amanda Bush

Here is the second Virtual SpaceTV 3D show, which was created by BINARY SPACE with story content from HobbySpace. The virtual presenter Amanda Bush reports on the recent Russian Progress launch failure and its impact on the ISS, on the SNC Dream Chaser, and on the Voyager II probe:

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These videos are intended as demonstrations of an experimental technique for generating animated presentations. The show was generated autonomously by software and without human interaction. The project is described in the Virtual Producer whitepaper (pdf). For further information contact info@binary-space.com.

See also Virtual SpaceTV 3D - Space News - August 9th.

Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Space Hacking

Ariel Waldman, who created the website Spacehack.org, talks about direct public participation in space exploration: Hacking Space Exploration - Youtube‬‏ -

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It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

A Space Adventures/Armadillo Aerospace Suborbital Space Experience

Several companies are preparing to offers suborbital flights to space for daring people who wish to experience the thrill of rocket flight, seeing the earth from 100 km and enjoying a few minutes of weightlessness. Space Adventures and Armadillo Aerospace have partnered to provide such flights using a vehicle built by Armadillo that would take off vertically and land either with rocket power or in combination with rocket and parachutes. The video below depicts how such a flight might proceed:

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Animation of a suborbital flight with Space Adventures using a
vertical takeoff and landing vehicle built by Armadillo Aerospace.



Check for the latest in leading edge rocket and space travel projects on the
Space Transport News Blog
Satellite Tracking at HobbySpace

Tutorial videos
Satellite tracks
Satellite track display

3-D viewing option
Run the Satellite Tracking Tool from BINARY SPACE right here at HobbySpace in your browser. The program allows you to track a large set of satellites in both low earth and geostationary orbits. (Note: the program requires Microsoft Silverlight, version 4 or higher). The Satellite Observing section provides additional information and web resources about the hobby of satellite tracking and watching.
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Earth
Weather maps, remote sensing
and spysat images.
Space Weather Viewer
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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 ...
July 11 - September 11

HobbySpace has been providing thousands of space links, news and information daily since

January 1999.

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