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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.
January 2008
Recent Blog Postings
HobbySpace Log:
RLV & Space Transport News:
Recent Features
Bigelow Aerospace - 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.
Launching at the X Prize Cup 2006
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.
Space Frontier 2007 - Review
Blog postings, notes, and articles about the recent Space Frontier Society's NewSpace 2007's annual conference that took place in July in Washington D.C.
Space Artist Spotlight

When Dreams are Born by  Elisabeth Caroll Smith
When Dreams are Born
by Elisabeth Caroll Smith

The Glory by  Michael Carroll
The Glory by Michael Carroll

Tracks by Peter Eickmeyer
Tracks by Peter Eickmeyer

Leaving the Cradle by Chris Couvee
Leaving the Cradle by Chris Couvee

Ars ad Astra:
20 artworks taken to Mir in 1995


More space art...
Space Music of the Month

RocketMan - Elton John
YouTube Video
Previous space music in spotlight

Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Planet Mapping

Google Earth and Google Maps allows everyone to become their own observation satellite and to explore the world from space. Google also provides various tools that allow outside users to build customized displays and so-called mashups. For example, Matt Wronkiewicz create the following Your Planet Today display that combines a Google world map with images from the NASA Aqua and Terra remote sensing satellites:

(The display is a Google Gadget that you can easily add to your own webpages.)

The Live Real Time Satellite And Space Shuttle Tracking website combines Google Maps with spacecraft orbital data to show the ground tracks of satellites, ISS, and the Space Shuttle. For example, see the current position of the Bigelow Aerospace Genesis I space habitat prototype.

Hey, what's that? displays an elevation panorama as seen from a given location. Their Planisphere tool offers a view of the night sky as seen from a given location.

Related sites of interest:

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

The New Rocketeers

Michael Belfiore's book Rocketeers provides a great introduction to the NewSpace industry and community. It also offers a snapshot of a selection of entrepreneurial rocket companies as they attempt to build rocket vehicles for low cost access to space. The above video, created by Mark Greene of Pecos Pictures, gives a great intro to the book and a taste of NewSpace excitement.

Real-Time Space Viewers
Earth Viewer
Weather maps, remote sensing
and spysat images.
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.

See the archive of previous HobbySpace homepage Spotlight items ...
December 07 - February 08

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January 1999.

The Art of C. Sergent Lindsey


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