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Archive of site changes in 1999

Recent additions and modifications to the HobbySpace web site.
(This does not include new space links and "articles of interest" added
to various sections. These are added too frequently to keep up with here.)

December 19, 1999

SpaceCasts - ESA TV

December 17, 1999

Activism - Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Space Benefits
Astronomy - gravity detectors
Books - space business books
Investing - Internet via geostationary satellites.
SpaceCasts - Perceptual Robotics controllable space cams.

December 10, 1999

SpaceScience - entry for LunarImpact.com
Shopping - new section about personal satellite communications products.

December 9, 1999

Contests - entries for the Oldsmobile shuttle launch & Doles space tourist contests
Investing - NASA Watch space commercialization
MultiMedia - new section for planet and moon maps
SpaceScience - entry for the Comets & Meteor Showers website

December 4, 1999

History - Moonwalkers.com in biographies and Space.com's Space History in the resources section.
MultiMedia - To The Moon cd collection of recordings from the history of the space age.
SpaceCasts - NASA Quest in NASA section and WebcastingTV iin streams section.

December 1, 1999

Games - Destination Mars at SpaceDay.
Models - added Magellan models.

November 25, 1999

Collecting - added link in space artifacts section to SpaceFlori.
Games - LunarSat's SpacePinball
Movies - added Cinefex entry.
Music - Aquamarine's Jewel in the Sky
Simulators - LunarSat's MoonCity/MoonCivilization programs.

November 23, 1999

SpaceCasts - Spaceflight Now broadcasts of rocket launches.

November 22, 1999

History - Phil Parker's space history pages
Tourism - SpaceFlori's items to Mir & ISS service. Dole's space tourism contest.

November 17, 1999

Collecting - added eHobbies to the auctions section
Models - added eHobbies to the stores section.
Rocketry - added eHobbies to the stores sections
Shopping - Organized a new subsection devoted to NASA center gift shops.

November 15, 1999

Art - added Slawek Wojtowicz to amateur space artists list and Lynette Cook to pro artist list.
Contests - XMM student observation competition.
Games - entry for SpaceKids.com Play & Do page. Also, games area of the Peace in Space project.
MultiMedia - added the Peace in Space site to the interactive section.
Music - entry about Filk music, fixed links to Fred Becker's sound files, added link to the Yahoo/Broadcast CD site, updated John Denver's entry.
Tourism - the European Guardians of the Millenium star message site.

November 9, 1999

Shopping - Mars Society store.
SpaceCasts - watch progress of the restoration of Liberty Bell 7.

November 6, 1999

MultiMedia - added an entry to the History Channel store for space videotapes.
Music - entry for the Kingston Trio's These Seven Men.
SpacePorts - more info from Space.com & NASA Liftoff about Russian spaceports.

Added a search tool to each page that should help find the page(s) with the info of interest.

October 26, 1999

Art - added the Stanford Solar Art gallery to the list of galleries.
EyesInTheSky - SSTL earth observation small sats.
Movies -
Der Schweigende Stern movie added.
MultiMedia - created a new sub-section about natural space sounds.
Music - entries about solar sound inspired music, Stephen Taylors Shattering Suns, and Fiorella Terenzi.
Simulators - LunarCorp's museum simulator.
SolarSciFi - Link to some online stories by Stanislaw Lem.

October 23, 1999

EyesInTheSky - new subsection on Radar imaging, including links to RADARSAT.
Movies -began a section on TV space shows.
MultiMedia - World Spaceflight News cd-roms
Radio - Radio Astronomy Supplies. Lots of new entries in the weather satellite section.
SatelliteWatching - time sources.

October 16, 1999

SpaceCasts - House space subcommittee hearing archive with RealMedia files.

October 15, 1999

EyesInTheSky - legal applications of remote sensing.
Music - Sun Ra added to the Jazz space.
Radio - Orbitressa and some other radio/satellite sites added.
SoftwareOffline -SWARM solar weather monitor program.
SatelliteWatching - WinOrbit satellite tracking program

Update to RLV News

October 11, 1999

Astronomy - Several astronomy sites added, including the Amateur Astronomers Website.
MultiMedia - Solar sail VRML program
SatelliteBuilding - links to the Australian and German Amsat groups.
SatelliteWatching - the GSOC satellite observing service has been converted to a commercial site called Heavens Above.
SETI - Amateur Astronomy and Dr. Matrix added.
Shopping - Astrographics store

October 3, 1999

Models - Amsat kit.
Music - entry about John Denver and his interest in space.
Simulators - updated the entry for Wings of Mercury simulator.

October 3, 1999

Art - added Fourmilab's online Jules Verne novels with illustrations.
Astronomy - John Walker's astronomy/space online programs.
EyesInTheSky - world topographic maps
SoftwareOnline - John Walker's astronomy/space online programs.

October 1, 1999

Art - added a section about art in Space.
Collecting - Major Matt Masson in the toys section.
EyesInTheSky - new sub-section on GIS.
History - Lunar Module (LM S/CAT) dedicated site.
Multimedia - ActiveWorld's Mars.
Music - Jimmy Buffet entry.

September 27, 1999

Art - added a section on fine art space photography.
Radio - US Satellite - ground stations for schools.

September 23, 1999

EyesInTheSky - WW2010 weather & remote sensing education.
Radio - HFFAX
SpaceCasts - WBBM radio station.
Tourism - recreation & tourist info at Artemis project.

September 22, 1999

EyesInTheSky - new remote sensing archeology subsection.
RLV News - several recent updates.

September 19, 1999

SolarSciFi - Victor Koman book.

September 17, 1999

Activism -more development of the Controversies section.
SpaceCasts - links to several spacecasts such as the Ikonos launch and Eileen Collins speech.

September 12, 1999

Activism - reorganized the Controversies section and added some new topics.
- FAS's Challenger accident testimony section.
Multimedia - CNN launch library. Roving Mouse Mars Atlas in the interactive online section.

September 9, 1999

Art - added a resources section that now includes screensaver links and auctions/ exchanges.
Books - Marianne Dyson's bookfor young people on space station life.
EyesInTheSky - Landsat 7, the newest satellite in the Landsat series.

September 8, 1999

Activism - added a section on space controversies.
Contests - Kids in Space contests.

September 7, 1999

Collecting - added Spaceflori to the general store subsection.
Multimedia - New Scientist's interactive Physics of Star Trek.

September 5, 1999

History - Space Business Archives
Investing - Space Business Archives
EyesInTheSky - added SeaWinds site and ATSR site to real time section.

September 1, 1999

Activism - re-installed the World sub-section, which unfortunately had gotten misplaced somewhere during the various modifications to the site.
EyesInTheSky - added TOMS (earth ozone images).
Movies - Nukes in Space documentary in 1999.
Shopping - SpaceShirts added to specialty stores section.
Simulators - entry for Buzz Aldrin's Race for Space.

August 29, 1999

Collecting - added Amazon to the auction section.
EyesInTheSky - added Kidsat and Earth Observatory.
Games - added entry for the SpaceColony game.
History - Sally Ride in biographies.
MultiMedia - Apollo Lunar Surface Journal now available on CDROMs. Earth Observatory added to interactive section.

Radio - new sub-section on amateur radio astronomy. JPL workbook.

August 26, 1999

Activism - Club Classifieds at Countdown Creations.
Art - artFUTURE added to gallery section. West-to-Mars in associations section.
Astronomy - Guide to the Universe, Space.com's astronomy page, Out of this World store.
Investing - Spacer Capital Club added.
Movies - info on film of DragonFly. Entry on From Earth to the Moon miniseries.
EyesInTheSky - added Earthsat gallery, EarthKam, Animal tracking ,
SETI - added an entry about the Fermi Paradox.
SolarSciFi - several new authors added, more resources for sci-fi writers.
Tourism - added a new sub-section about space lodging and included a new entry about the Space Island Group.

August 24, 1999

Games - Discovery Online's Space Guide interactive games.
History - Divided the page into 2 smaller faster loading pages.
EyesInTheSky - Tracking of animals with satellites.

August 23, 1999

Future - added Discovery Online spacecast on Kittinger's high altitude parachute drop.
MultiMedia - More desktop space themes, screensavers and wallpaper.

August 20, 1999

MultiMedia - ESA image gallery.

August 19, 1999

Collecting - added ApolloSpace to autographs section.
History - Apollo 18 space history
MultiMedia - ApolloSpace photos.
SoftwareOnline - Apollo Lunar lander guidance site added.

August 18, 1999

Began adding advertisements to the site to help pay for the hosting upkeep and for further improvements, e.g. a site search tool.

Art - began increasing the list of amateur space artists.
Movies - more about James Cameron's Mars movie and mini-series plans.

August 12, 1999

Models - free paper kit for the Stardust spacecraft.
Multimedia - New section on Windows desktop themes about space.

August 8, 1999

Collecting - added Lunar Legacies to several categories. Added a news section.
MultiMedia - World Spaceflight News shuttle videotapes

August 5, 1999

Astronomy - more eclipse links
Models - a Rotan paper model
Music - Zia pop group and the UK Space Music site.

August 1, 1999

Future - created a new section on space recreation.
MultiMedia - Universe Image Creator shareware program.

SoftwareOffline - Universe Image Creator shareware program.

July 31, 1999

Multimedia - Air & Space channel shop that sells DVDs and videos.
Solar SciFi - added Space Future's space tourism in sci-fi page.
SpaceCasts - SpaceWatch and LiveontheNet added.
Tourism - Space Future's space tourism section.

July 28, 1999

Astronomy - Entry about eclipses.
SpaceCasts - von Braun documentary.

July 24, 1999

EyesInTheSky - Tracking the Eye program to track hurricanes in real time.
SETI - added Talkspace.net's SETIatHome discussion site.
SpaceCasts - added Mars Society broadcast and MP3 players.
Tourism - Zegrahm's astronaut/cosmonaut training at Star City.

July 21, 1999

Art - added a News section. Astronomy in your Face space art gallery.
Astronomy - Astronomy in your Face site. Inconstant Moon.
Books - collectSPACE's book page.
Collecting - added collectSPACE's various pages. SpaceSource to autographs section.
EyesInTheSky - added the Remote Imaging Group and Weather from Above.
History - added Timelines subsection, Justin Milliun's personal space history page, Liberty Bell 7 recovery.
Multimedia - Moon Project
Music - Judy Collins "Beyond the Sky" song for Eileen Collins.
Radio - Kevin Inscoe's Kennedy Space Center scanning page.
Rocketry - added info about the Deimos project of the British MARS rocketry group.
SETI - JSetiTracker Java interface to seti@home.
Simulators - Moon Project landing simulator.
Tourism - Cosmic Voyage 2000 asteroid trip for your digital message.

July 17, 1999

Books - Richard Jackson's used missile, rocket and space books. Science Book Board added.
Collecting - added new Collections sub-section to link sites that display personal space collections of various types. First entry is HoloSuite's GI Joe in Space. Added link to review of Russel Still, Relics of the Space Race.
History - more 30th anniversary sites.
RLV News - update.

July 13, 1999

Collecting - added Auction Online
History - added Planet Arrington's Space History Forum to forums listing
RLV News - update
SpaceCasts - see the Saturn V in Huntsville on a webcam.

July 11, 1999

Astronomy - American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO).
EyesInTheSky - Earthsat gallery and Imaging Notes news magazine, added more real-time satellite image sources.
History - Nixon's plans in case of Apollo 11 disaster.
Multimedia - Air & Space Museum image collection.

July 8, 1999

Collecting - La Memoire de la Terre meteorite sales.
History - Where Were You? Apollo landing commemorative site.
Movies - Clint Eastwood's "Space Cowboys" now in production. More tributes to Stanley Kubrick.

June 30, 1999

Astronomy - created a new section about meteor observation.
Collecting - created a new section on Russian/Soviet space collectibles and included there a new link to Alex Panchenko's collectibles.
History - Lunar Lander page.
Models - added several entries: Rho-Models, Vincent Meens's Space Models, The Model Builders Reference Vault, Space In Miniature, and the
Int. Plastic Modelers Society.
Multimedia - ESA visulab site.

Radio - Discovery online report on thunder and sprites.
SETI - ABC news report on SETi and SETI Hobbyists.
SpaceCamping - National Spaceflight Training Center
SpaceCasts - Discovery Online's space & spacecraft program archive. Also, live cams from the SOHO spacecraft.

June 27, 1999

History - New York Times Magazine article about the Soviet Union's moon program.
Music - added more about space music from the Byrds. Also, started a Jazz section with an entry from Duke Ellington.
SatelliteWatching - John Walkers Earth Viewer online program.
Simulators - entry about the USDC full scale simulator. Also, entry on the Virgin Games Shuttle Simulator.

June 19, 1999

Investing - this new section comes from a suggestion of a HobbySpace reader - Robert Gregg. Still in development, this page will attempt to assist those who are interesting in investing in space related companies.

Astronomy - Minor Planet Center. The new Subaru & Gemini observatories. Astronomy for Kids site. Astronomy Yellow Pages.
Books - Boston Books used & out of print space books.
EyesInTheSky - Novamap digital mapping. UoSat-12 imaging.
Games - Astronomy for Kids puzzles.
History - links to Apollo 11 anniversary sites. Space history discussion groups.
Models - Sunsat papersat.
Multimedia - NASA videotapes at Virtual Videos. Aviation Stuff videos.
OnlineSoftware - Astronomy for Kids postcards.
SatelliteBuilding - latest on the Sunsat student satellite.
Simulators - an entry about MS Space Simulator. Apollo Experience simulator company.
SpaceCasts - Boeing streamed media site.
Spaceports - added India space centers link.
TVRO - CBand TV site.

June 12, 1999

Activism - add Assoc. of Autonomous Astronauts, Canadian space orgs. In conferences section added link to Spaceviews review of the 1999 NSS conference, Planetary Society's Planetfest'99.
- new Bonestell Space Art site. Couple of online stores for Alan Bean.
- Planetary Society's NEO page, amateur radio astronomy group.
Contests - Wishbone space camp trip contest.
History - Latest NASA history center newsletter, NASA's Apollo 11th anniversary site.
Movies - added links to several video store sites.
Multimedia - Spaceviz documentary videotapes.
Rocketry - updated links to the Starchaser site.
Radio - amateur radio astronomy group added.
SETI - amateur radio astronomy group added.
Simulators - added links to Softlab-Nsk simulations.
SolarSciFi - added the writers workshop at Sci-Fi Arizona.

June 3, 1999

History - a history of the X-15 by Andrew LePage.
EyesInTheSky - KSC image from space at TerraServer.
Movies - Warner Brothers Mars is under development.
Launch,Propulsion, & SpaceFlight System links - added section on ion propulsion.
Rockets - articles on the amateur rocket contests.
SpacePorts - created a section of virtual online tours of spaceports.

June 1, 1999

Activism - split the page into two smaller pages. Also, updated the History page with new links on history of the NSS and L5 Society.

May 28, 1999

Astronomy - Added HubbleConstant.com NASA site.
Books - astronauts book listing and a Apollo books list.
EyesInTheSky - NASA's Destination Earth site. Added a News subsection.
History - NASA's "Where are they now"
site added.
Multimedia - sounds and videoclips from SpacePort. Full Moon supersharp Apollo photos.
Satellite Watching , OnlineSoftware - phase of the moon program. Navigator online star map & "Sun, Earth & Moon" programs.
SETI - added links to SETI forums/clubs.
Solar SciFi - added Jerry Pournelle, Frederick Pohl, and the Seeing Ear Theatre.

May 19, 1999

Art - new Bonestell bibliography published by Melvin Schuetz.
Multimedia - added AIM software

Simulators - Apollo 18 links updated.

May 18, 1999

Astronomy - Added the International Occultation Organization. Bradford robotic telescope.
Eyes in the Sky - added Space Imaging
Future - the LAPIS student rover tests.
History - ABC's memories about the space age.
Models - Added link to the free model of the TERRIERS student satellite.
MultiMedia - added BBC and MSNBC interactivity sites.
OnlineSoftware - added the Exploratorium's Observatory page.
Rocketry - added the Amateur Rocket Launch Assist project to advanced section.
SatelliteBuilding - Added NASA's STEDI program and a link to TERRIER student sat. Also, updated the Starshine description.
SatelliteWatching - added Project Starshine info.
SETI - updated the SETI@Home site to include the software download info.
Shopping - added World of Science store.
Simulators - Mars Machine.

May 8, 1999

Books - special edition of a "Man on the Moon".
Eyes in the Sky
- added Topex/Poseiden satellite.
Future - the Sailaway R&D Project.
History - Phill Parker's article on the Apollo computers.
Multimedia - add more links to unmanned mission galleries.
RLVCountdown - updated the news.
SoftwareOnline - added links to Java simulations at ESA

April 29, 1999

Books - Krieger & Univelt publishers.
Collecting - new NASA patches site

Contests , Spacecamping - Lanacane student essay contest to win trip to Space Camp.
Shopping - added Space Tours
Spacecamping - added Space Tours, Ames Aerospace Encounter, Shuttle Camp
SpaceCasts - Wallops schedule of sounding rocket launches to be broadcast.
SpaceLife - links concerning spacesuits
SpaceTourism - added Space Tours, Millennium Archives

April 26, 1999

Radio - link to Dirk Frimout site and his ham radio activities aboard STS-45.
RLVCountdown - added a news section.

April 16, 1999

Astronomy - Benson prize info. Created a sub-section for image galleries at the major telescope observatories.
History - The Mercury program by Andrew Lepage at Spaceviews. Also,
Asif A. Siddiqi Soviet web space site.

March 28, 1999

Collecting - added Fernlea to meteorites links. Okun's Space Stamps site.
Contest - entry for the student Mars experiment competition.
News - added news links subsections to several HobbySpace topic sections.
SatelliteBuilding - Spoutnik41 and Stensat added.
Radio - added a sound clips sub-section

Simulators - entry for the WHS-Shuttle.

March 23, 1999

Books - added a subsection on used space books.
OfflineSoftware - OrbMaster 2.0
SpaceCasts - Alan Bean interview on RealAudio.

March 21, 1999

Books - separated this section out of Shopping and put it into it's own page.
EyesInTheSky - Fourmilab programs.
Models - Little Space Museum, Modelers Vault.
Multimedia - reorganized the images subsection and created a separate subsection for nonNASA multimedia sites.
History - reorganized the general history and moon race sections, Little Space Museum added.
Rocketry - reorganized and expanded the advanced rocketry section with additions of some British sites.
Solar SciFi - links to online novels and some predictions from Arthur Clarke.
SpacePorts - added a Russian tour site.
Simulators - added the Mars Millennium project.

March 13, 1999

RLV Countdown - updated info in the table for Rotary, Kelly, Kistler, & Pioneer. Link updates for Kistler.

March 12, 1999

Astronomy - Stig Ottosen's SkyCalendar
- Yahoo space memoribilia links, J.S. Volutza.
Games - Doomsday Astronomy quiz at SkyCalendar.
OnlineSoftware - added a space postcards subsection.
TVRO - added several sites to the resources list and the software list.

March 7, 1999

Art - Bonestell bibliography site.
Astronomy , Space Science - Astronomy Cafe, Skylights, and Ask a Space Scientist
OnlineSoftware - calculate your weight on other worlds, Arty the Parttime astronaut
Rocketry - Richard Nakka's experimental rocketry, the Danish Space Challenge.

Feb. 26, 1999

History - NASA's oral history project; more sites dedicated to Carl Sagan;
Models - the X33 scale model used for research.
Movies -
added a new Upcoming section and an entry for Mission to Mars.
Music - music to Carl Sagan's Cosmos;
Radio , SatelliteBuilding - South African SUNSAT student satellite.
TVRO - SkyReport.com

Feb. 22, 1999

Activism - entry to the Mars Millenium project.
History - link to Dana Holland's John Young site in the biographies subsection.

Feb. 21, 1999

Radio - added some links for current Ham radio news.

Feb. 20, 1999

Collecting - added a section on space toys.
Collecting , Multimedia - entries for SpaceMark's CDROM cards.
Contests - added link to the NASA Means Business Student Competition
History , SpacePorts - links to a history of the Keweenaw, Michigan spaceport.
History , Models - links to Dan Roam's Deep Cold 3D renditions of unbuilt spacecraft.

Feb. 16, 1999

Future - added a couple more futuristic hobbies.
SatelliteWatching - added menu of shuttle & Mir photos made with amateur telescopes.

Feb. 13, 1999

Collecting , Models , Shopping - added links to the Destiny Space store. 
- an entry about Project Moonbase, plus added links to Grand Central Rocket.
- linked the online Genesis mission periodic table program.

TVRO , Satellite Building , Spacecasts - links to streamed satellite broadcasts.

Feb. 12, 1999

Eyes in the Sky - Earthshots environmental remote sensing site added.
Future - link to Solar Sails site added.
History - when did the space bug bite?
OnlineSoftware - links to Cosmological Parameters demo. Also, solar sail race progam.

Feb. 8, 1999

History - added entry for Donald Boggs list of astronaut biography books.
Movies - an entry about the new October Sky film.
Music - added an entry about the golden record attached to the Voyager probes.
SpaceCasts - added a Recent Spacecasts subsection for videos of recent events.

Feb. 5, 1999

Added a News in HobbySpace page that provides information about recent events concerning space hobbies and public activities.

Collecting - a new space cards sub-section.
Contests - Genesis mission patch design contest and a free poster drawing.
Eyes in the Sky - Meteosat online images at Univ. of Nottingham.
Games - Space Monopoly details.
Models - StarShip Modeler
OnlineSoftware - space internet postcards
Radio - Salopian Web link.
SETI - added links to Contact and SETI Australia sites.
Simulators - SolSys online simulations.







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