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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.
July 2007
Recent Blog Postings
HobbySpace Log:
RLV & Space Transport News:
Recent Features
Space Access 2007 - Review
Blog postings, notes, and articles about the recent Space Access Society's annual conference that took place in March.
Launching at the X Prize Cup 2006
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.

Armadillo Pixel vehicle at the X Prize Cup
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

The Return to Abalakin - Alexander Preussr
First Place - Journey
by Badrul Rupak

Aristarchus City
2nd Place: Aristarchus City
by Bill Wright

The Return to Abalakin - Alexander Preussr
2nd Place - The Time of The Dreams
by Javier Arizabalo

The Return to Abalakin - Alexander Preussr
Third Place - The Moon, Mars and Beyond
by Bill Wright

The Return to Abalakin - Alexander Preussr
Your Journey Starts Here
by Raymond Cassel

NSS Banner Contest


More space art...
Space Music of the Month

Mars Rover Mission Simulation
to Holst's Mars

YouTube video
Previous space music in spotlight

Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Spacecraft Observing from Earth

The International Space Station, space shuttles, and other spacecraft are being observed with increasing detail by amateurs and students using fairly modest sized telescopes. Watching the ISS and shuttles transit in front of the sun and the Moon has also become popular. See the Spacecraft Watching section for resources in these areas.

Atlantis docked with the ISS - June.2007
A Visit from Atlantis
This image was made with a 25-inch diameter telescope and a digital video camera by Ron Dantowitz, Marek Kozubal, at the
Clay Center Observatory, operated by theDexter and Southfield Schools in Brookline, Massachusetts. See full sized image at Astronomy Picture of the Day, June.28.07. See also Station Watching - Sky and Telescope - June.28.07

Ed Morana imaged the ISS as it crossed in front of the Moon.
Ed's ISS Transits Page

Tracking the space station's Moon shadow - New Scientist - Feb.27.06
It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Bigelow Aerospace
Genesis I and Genesis II

The Bigelow Aerospace Genesis II inflatable space habitat prototype was launched on June 28th via a Russian Dnepre rocket. Genesis II succesfully reached orbit, where it joined the sister ship Genesis I launched in the summer of 2006. The privately financed and developed spacecraft are providing essential experience in the development of the technologies that will lead to a crew capable habitat in orbit by 2011.

This chart shows the sequence of inflatable habitats that the company plans to fly. The next habitat to fly will be the Galaxy, which will launch in late 2008.

The tracking charts for the Genesis I & II below are courtesy of the website They will update with a new view when this page is reloaded.

Genesis II tracking
Genesis II tracking
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Space Weather Viewer
Space Weather
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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 ...
June 07 - August 07

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