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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 2012
Space for All Blog Space Transport News Blog
Special Features
NewSpace Log 2011
The NewSpace Log 2012
This section holds links to blog posts, articles, pictures, etc. about events and developments this year in NewSpace. See also NewSpace Log 2011.
NewSpace 2011 Conference
NewSpace 2011 Conference Review
A report on the annual Space Frontier Foundation's conference held 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

1st Place K-3 by Grace Tesar,
1st Place PreK-3 & Grand Prize -
Grace Tesar

Grans Prize winner 3-5 by Meerab Atiq
1st Place 3-5 & Grand Prize -
Meerab Atiq

1st Place 9-12  by Syed Nofal Shah Bokhari,
1st Place 6-8 & Grand Prize -
Syed Nofal Shah Bokhari
1st Place 9-12 by Syed Zaki Raza,
1st Place 9-12 & Grand Prize -
Syed Zaki Raza
2nd Place 6-8 by Raquel Arens
2nd Place 6-9 & Achievement Award-
Raquel Arens

2012 Space Foundation
Art Contest Winers

More space art...
Space News from Virtual Amanda Bush

Here is the latest Virtual SpaceTV 3D show, which was created by BINARY SPACE with story content from HobbySpace. Virtual presenter Amanda Bush reports on the launch of the European Space Agency's ATV cargo truck to the International Space Station, on the upcoming ISS cargo flight by SpaceX, and on the research showing that many of the billions of red dwarf stars in the galaxy should have earth-sized planets in their habitable zones. The program ends with spaceweatherman James C. Birk discussing recent solar activity, brilliant aurora and a comet diving into the sun.


Previous Virtual SpaceTV 3D shows are available on the HobbySpace Youtube Channel.

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 (Note that the virtual voices have taken another step forward towards a more natural sound.)

Space Music Video of the Month
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence from your PC

A new citizen scientist program called CosmoQuest has opened. Their first project for public participation is Moon Mappers in which the task is to identify craters and other surface features in Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images. This video describes the Moon Mappers program:


More at Now Live: Moon Mappers! Contribute to Lunar Science -

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Mine the Sky, Defend the Earth, Settle the Universe

In this video, Dr. Lee Valentine of the Space Studies Institute talks at the LA Space Salon on the themes, "Mine the Sky, Defend the Earth, Settle the Universe". He presents the case for using space resources, for defending earth from any asteroid on a collision course with Earth, and for large scale human settlement of space without "unobtainium" or magic space transport systems, rockets are good enough.


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 5 or higher, as well as the latest version of your browser. Currently the program works on the Microsoft® Windows® platform only.) The Satellite Observing section provides additional information and web resources about the hobby of satellite tracking and watching.
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Weather maps, remote sensing
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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.

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February 12 - April 12

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