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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.
April 2008
Recent Blog Postings
HobbySpace Log:
RLV & Space Transport News:
Recent Features
XCOR Lynx flight profile
Space Access 2008 - Review
The Space Access Society's annual meeting - Space Access '08 - took place this year during March 27-29 in Phoenix, Arizona. Reviews, commentary and photos are presented here.
Bigelow 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.
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.

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

The American by Alan Bean
The American

The Eagle is Headed Home by Alan Bean
The Eagle Is Headed Home

Homeward Bound by Alan Bean
Homeward Bound

Lunar Grand Prix by Alan Bean
Lunar Grand Prix

Alan Bean

More space art...
Space Music of the Month

Reanimation (video)
The Space Lounge Syndicate
Previous space music in spotlight   

Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
More Space Observing

Examples of space observing accomplishments by non-professionals are one of the favorite spotlight targets here. Below is yet another illustration of the amazing things that back-yard astronomers can do today with amateur level equipment.

A video made by Gary Eldridge from his backyard with an amateur telescope
of a solar transit by the ISS and docked Shuttle. For more details, see the posting here:
Capturing solar transits of ISS and Shuttle from a back yard - Space for All blog - Mar.13.08

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

A Flight on the XCOR Lynx

Animation by Mike Massee
The Lynx suborbital rocketplane project was unveiled on March 26th by XCOR Aerospace.
The Lynx Mk.I will take a pilot and one passenger to 61km in altitude. The Lynx Mk.II will go to 110km.
The fully reusable system will be able to fly several times per day. A prototype engine has already
undergone over 300 engine firings of full mission duration. First test flights are expected by early
2010. When commercial operations begin, a personal spaceflight participant (i.e. space tourist) will pay
$100k for a ticket to take a ride on a Lynx to the edge of space. See this Lynx FAQ and check out the many
articles about the Lynx announcement in the Space Transport News blog archive.
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Space Explorer Viewer
Space Explorers
Images and data from
deep space probes.

See the archive of previous HobbySpace homepage Spotlight items ...
March 08 - May 08

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