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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.
November-December 2010
Recent Blog Postings
HobbySpace Log:
RLV & Space Transport News:
Recent Features
NewSpace 2010 (Bigelow Aerosspace space  station )
NewSpace 2010 Review
A report on the annual Space Frontier Foundation's conference, held this year in Sunnyvale, California. Topics of discussion ranged from entrepreneurial space businesses to lunar miing to fully reusable suborbital space vehicles.
Space Access 10 Conference review
Space Access '10 Review
A report on the Space Access Society's annual conference in Phoenix, AZ. The latest updates on low cost launch systems.
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 section holds links to blog posts, articles, pictures, etc. about events and developments this year in New Space.

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

Final Frontier, Boundless Exploration by  Brittany Pirtle
Final Frontier, Boundless Exploration

Dreaming of Space-Inner Space to Outer Space by Leslie Fernandez
Dreaming of Space
- Inner Space to Outer Space

Floating in Space - Flood Plain Studio
Floating in Space
Rocket Ship Moonstone by  Joanne Hernandez
Rocket Ship Moonstone
Fly Me to the Moon Hand Painted Hand Painted Locket by  Khara Ledonne
Fly Me to the Moon
hand painted locket

Etsy/NASA Space Crafts Contest
More space art...
Space Music Video of the Month
Bella Gaia
(5 min sample)
Music by Kenji Williams with visualizations by NASA and SCISS/Uniview
Previous space music in spotlight
Space Hobbies & Activities in the Spotlight
Make Magazine does a DIY Space Issue

Make Magazine 24 - Space Projects

Make Magazine provides information and how-to guides for do-it-yourself science and technology projects of all kinds. The latest issue is dedicated to space projects for hobbyists and students:

HobbySpace readers will be familiar with many of the topics such as satellite building and ballooning to NearSpace:

This video describes some of the projects:

Here are some of the space projects in the issue along with links to relevant sections at HobbySpace:

  • Making Your Own Satellites by Chris Boshuizen - Build and launch your own sat for as little as $8,000. Satellite Building
  • Listening to Satellites by Diana Eng - Tune in to space with a homemade yagi antenna. Space Radio
  • Weather Balloon Space Probes by John Baichtal - Sense, signal, and snap photos in the stratosphere. Near Space
  • Helium Balloon Imaging "Satellite" by Jim Newell - Snap aerial photos from 300' up by suspending a hacked drugstore camera from 3 tethered helium balloons. Near Space
  • High-Resolution Spectrograph by Simon Quellen - Field Lab-worthy analysis for cheap.

Articles about space:

  • Makers at Mission Control by Rachel Hobson - Meet the elite NASA team that figures out how to fix the space station when things go wrong.
  • Rocket Men by Charles Platt - Mavericks of the private space industry.

DIY Space Roundup:

  • Map the Chemical Composition of the Moon
  • DIY Ion Engine
  • Space Rock Hounds Meteorite Collecting
  • Lunar Lander Simulator Space Simulators
  • Zillionaires in Space Space Angels
  • DIY Inflatable Home Planetarium
  • Five CoolParticipatory Space Projects
  • Saturday Morning Science in Space
  • Cash Prizes for Space Scientists Space Contests
  • Space Science Gadgets You Can Make for NASA
  • Androids at 28,000 Feet
  • Live From Outer Space!
  • Spaceport Sheboygan Spaceports
  • Backyard Astrophotography Astronomy
It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Commercial Human Spaceflight Introduction from Florida Today

The issues involved in the development of commercial human spaceflight and NASA's relationship to the burgeoning commercial spaceflight industry are quite complex and impossible to explain clearly in a few sentences. For example, it is not widely understood that commercial spaceflight includes not just entrepreneurial "NewSpace" firms like SpaceX but also legacy companies like Boeing.

On Nov. 14, 2010, Florida Today presented one of the best overviews of commercial spaceflight ever published in a mainstream media publication with the article Space, Inc. moving closer to launch: Private companies put forth some lofty ideas for space travel . . . and they're closer to reality than you might think.

In addition to the in-depth text article, Florida Today added an elaborate interactive graphic and also the following 30 minute video program. The Florida Today report will give you a good overview of the breadth and depth of commercial human spaceflight and how NASA can take advantage of it.

Florida Today video about commercial spaceflight.

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Space Transport News Bog.

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