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Recent major additions and modifications to the HobbySpace web site.
This does not include new space links and links to News and articles of interest added
to various sections. These are added too frequently to keep up with here.
See the Web Headlines section for links to new articles.

What' s New Archive for 2001
What' s New Archive for 2000
What' s New Archive for 1999

December 20, 2002

Music - added a sub-section about space inspired country music.

December 12, 2002

Movies - added several films to the list including Sky Splitter, The Reluctant Astronaut, and Out of the Present.

December 7, 2002

Eyes in the Sky - created an entry about the Earth as Art collection.
Movies - added a entry about the Magnificent Desolation IMAX movie.

December 2, 2002

Astronomy - a new entry about Virtual Observatories.

November 27, 2002

With limits on my time, I've not kept up here with the many additions and changes to HobbySpace since September. I'll try to be a little more consistent about this although I may often decide that it's sufficient that I mentioned a new link or entry in the Space Log.

Offline Software - added programs for Night Sky Observer and JupSat95.
Space Music - added a Space Rock Radio Cafe to list of space radio stations.

September 29, 2002

Space Music - posted an interview with Blair Joscelyne, composer of the soundtrack to the Man Conquers Space movie.
Rocketry - reorganized the advanced rocketry section into sub-sections of amateur groups, student groups, and small commercial companies that work closely with amateurs and students rocketry groups.

September 16, 2002

Space Log - changed the format for the News section to web log type approach in that it will have new items added frequently in a sequential layout.

September 15, 2002

SpacePorts - updated the US Commercial Spaceports section, including an new entry for the Oklahoma Spaceport.

August 30, 2002

Activism - new sub-section called Space Licenses to deal with issues such as government approvals for launches and spacecraft.

August 13, 2002

Movies - added a entry about the 1958 Road to the Stars movie made in the Soviet Union.

August 3, 2002

SatBuilding - new entries for the AMSAT Mars probe and P5-E projects.

July 23, 2002

Investing - new sub-section on businesses offering in space satellite services, repair, refueling, etc.
SpaceCamping - new entry for the Space Camps in Canada, Europe, Japan, and Turkey..

July 12, 2002

Investing - entry on projects intending to used ELF signals to predict earthquakes from orbit.

July 9, 2002

Investing - consolidated info about satellite tracking and messaging with GEO and LEO sats.
Simulators - added a new section on tools for creating space simulations. Also, added entries for SpaceGear.org, Celestia and some other sims.

June 18, 2002

Investing - entry for Orbital Recovery Corp.
SpaceCasts - the Space Show with interviews of leading space activists and business developers.

June 17, 2002

Near Space - created a new section dedicated to Near Space - the high altitude region on the shore of space.

June 13, 2002

Investing - entry about sponsorships supporting launch companies and other new space ventures.

June 12, 2002

Radio - entry on Dick Fergus's SFERICS site.

June 6 , 2002

Tourism - created a sub-section dedicated to sub-orbital tourism.

May 31, 2002

Eyes in the Sky - created an entry about astronaut photography from the ISS and the shuttle.

May 29, 2002

My article Space Fun for Everyone: A brief survey of space hobbies and activities has appeared in NSS Ad Astra - May/June 2002 pp.10-11 under the title
Amateur Spacers?
It was submitted in March 2001 so some of the references are out of date but glad to see it finally in print.

See the Activism section for a list of my other articles.

SatBuilding - expanded the section on amateur high-altitude balloons.

May 28, 2002

TV - added Space Guard to the section on early sci-fi TV programs.

May 20, 2002

Earth - Living Space - track Louise & Gro the polar bears via satellite.

May 19, 2002

Music - moved the Space Filk & Folk genres to their own page.

May 17, 2002

Art - expanded the section on art projects carried out in microgravity.

May 16, 2002

Music - moved the Spacerock genre to its own page.

May 9, 2002

Life in Space - several links to Mars clocks and calendars.

May 9, 2002

Collecting - entry about Rocket Mail in the space stamps sub-section.

May 7, 2002

Astronomy - added a subsection on science topics related to astronomy.
LivingSpace - added a North Pole webcam to the Earth viewer.
Movies - added an entry on the film X-15 from 1961.

May 6, 2002

Astronomy - added a subsection on hunting for comets in SOHO images.
Satellite Building - subsection the use of high altitude balloons as a low cost alternative for student space experiments.
Space Radio - subsection on Mark Shuttleworth's amateur radio activities while on the ISS.

May 5, 2002

Solar SciFi - subsection on poetry and other space inspired literature.

May 3, 2002

Space Music - Created a sub-section on music commissioned by NASA's Arts Program.
Shopping - expanded the sub-section on satellite broadband for home use and for mobile connections to recreational vehicles, boats, etc.

May 1, 2002

Space Science - space crystal experiments for students.

April 20, 2002

Astronomy - added a section about Orreries.

April 21, 2002

Science & Technology - a new section on technologies to benefit developing countries.
Solar Sci-Fi - expanded the author list and split up the section into smaller pages.

April 20, 2002

Astronomy - split into 2 parts
Science & Technology - science section now has a few more resources about amateur science including places to buy equipment. Also, I further split the S & T section into 3 parts.
Rocketry - added lots of links to John Wickman's various web pages.

April 15, 2002

Astronomy - entry for the Student Telescope Network. Also, for the New Mexico Skies observatories.
Space Radio - Expanded somewhat the Amateur Radio Astronomy sub-section.

April 1, 2002

Space Music - Expanded the Space Music for Young People section and added an entry about the AstroCappella project.

March 28, 2002

Eyes in the Sky - NASA's searchable Visible Earth remote sensing database.

March 28, 2002

GPS - Peer-to-Peer GPS/walkie-talkie combos.

March 23, 2002

Radio - Packet radio via the ISS.

March 13, 2002

Tourism - Signatures in Space program for elementary school students.

March 11, 2002

Space Education - created a new section devoted specifically to space education.

March 8, 2002

Simulators - developed a stereogram display for a simple lander program in Java.
TV - entry about the animated TV show Strange Frame

February 18, 2002

Shopping - added an entry about satellite Direct-to-Home internet services.

February 26, 2002

Models - more entries in both kits and 3D modelling resources sections.

February 20, 2002

Models - entry for Launch Complex Models.
Multimedia - entry for Spacecraft Films in the DVD section.

February 18, 2002

Shopping - second page is now devoted to services provided directly from space to consumers, e.g. DTH TV, satellite radio, etc.

February 11, 2002

Simulators - added Space Pinball from the ESA Outreach project.
Tourism - Bristol Spaceplanes contest to win a ride on the Ascender X-Prize vehicle.

February 9, 2002

RLV Table - added entries to the X-Prize list.

February 8, 2002

Launch & Propulsion - split the page into two new pages, one for current systems and another for new & proposed systems.
RLV - split off historical resources into a new RLV history page.
Science & Technology - split this page into separate technology and science pages.
Shopping - split into two pages
Tourism - split into two pages

February 7, 2002

Astronomy - created a whole new sub-section about robotic telescope projects.

February 2, 2002

Astronomy - entry on the NASA Telescopes in Education project using a robotic telescope on Mount Wilson.
Music - a major revamp of the Space Music section, now with separate pages on space rock, space music of the 50's and 60's, etc..

January 30, 2002

Shopping - a new sub-section on satellite digital radio receivers & subscriptions.

January 23, 2002

Satellite Building - an entry about the Russian Kolibri student satellite.

January 18, 2002

Music - a new sub-section on the Space Age Pop genre.

January 16, 2002

Astronomy - entries for SkyCamping Worldwide and the Fremont Peak Observatory large amateur telescope project.

January 11, 2002

Astronomy - entry for the Large Amateur Telescope (Group 70) project.

January 9, 2002

Satellite Watching - added entry for the Satscape freeware satellite tracking program.

January 6, 2002

Moves - added entries for The Cape and Plymouth made-for-TV space films.
TV - added a small section about made-for-TV space films.

January 1, 2002

Books - added entry for Apogee Books publisher.


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