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September 2010
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NewSpace 2010 (Bigelow Aerosspace space  station )
NewSpace 2010 Review
A report on the annual Space Frontier Foundation's annual conference, which was held this year in Sunnyvale, California. Topics of discussion ranged from entrepreneurial space businesses to lunar miing to fully reusable suborbital space vehicles to government policy.
Space Access 10 Conference review
Space Access '10 Review
A report on the annual Space Access Society's annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The latest updates on low cost approaches to getting to space were presented.
Coverage of first Falcon 9 launch
1st SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Resources
Links to blog posts, pictures, videos and commentary about the successful first launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
New Space Log 2010
New Space Log 2010
This new section holds pointers to blog postings, articles, pictures, etc. concerning particular events and developments of interest during the year in New Space.
NG Lunar Lander Challenge 2009
SpaceShipTwo Rollout
Links to articles, blog postings, photos and videos about the unveiling of the SpaceShipTwo vehicle on Dec. 7, 2009 at the Mojave Spaceport by Virgin Galactic.

More Interviews, Articles, and Special Topics.

Space Art Spotlight

EMCG3 by Erika McGinnis

Lumin by Erika McGinnis

Charlei Brown by Erika McGinnis
Charlie Brown
Floating City by Erika McGinnis
Floating City
Illuminare by Erika McGinnis

Erika McGinnis
More space art...
Space Music Video of the Month
Beautiful timelapse from the ISS - SpacePod 2010.09.14
Soundtrack 'Dramatic Intro' from 'Soundroll-music' on AudioJungle
Previous space music in spotlight
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Experiencing Mars in Utah

The Mars Society sponsors several participatory projects including the Mars Analog Research Stations. These stations provide simulations of Mars bases so that technologies and techniques for living and working on Mars can be tested. Volunteers are selected to comprise a crew to carry out simulated Mars missions. which can last for some number of weeks depending on the project. The video below is a mini-documentary on one of the recent crews at the Society's Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. The MDRS has seen 90 crews since it was first opened in January 2002.

Mars on Earth: The People Who Are Already Living On the Red Planet, No Spaceship Required
- Motherboard - Sept.14.10

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Armadillo Aerospace Flies Rocket Vehicles

Armadillo Aerospace, which is led by the famous computer games pioneer John Carmack, won prizes in the Lunar Lander Challenge competition in 2008 and 2009. The company continues to pursue a number of projects that involve its low cost rocket engines and vehicles. Below are examples of three such projects:

Armadillo Aerospace flew its SuperMod rocket on a free flight to over 2000 ft on Sept. 16th. They
plan gradually to reach higher and higher altitudes with this and subsequent vehicles until they
reach 100km. The company will soon begin carrying science payloads under a contract with NASA.


Armadillo Aerospace is working with NASA's Project M concept in which a bipedal robot
would be landed on the Moon. This video shows preparations and flights of a prototype lunar


Armadillo is also building the engines for the rocket racers of the Rocket Racing League and is
integrating the engines into the airframes. The above video shows a flight of a rocket racer
during the Tulsa Air Show last April.


Check for the latest in leading edge rocket and space travel projects on the Space Transport News blog.

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