Carnival of Space #57 – This One’s for the Ladies!

Howdy everyone! Welcome to this week’s spectacular Carnival of Space! I’m your host Ken, the Lunar Librarian here at Out of the Cradle. We don’t have to go far this week to find space. This last weekend in Washington, D.C., the National Space Society held their 27th annual International Space … Continue reading

Space Access 2008

Space Access Society Space Access 2008 Phoenix, AZ 03/27 – 03/29/2008 Librarian’s Note: Not a fancy website, these are guys who are working on making sure we have frequent and regular access to low-Earth orbit outside of NASA. They’re focused on rockets, not pretty graphics. Blog Coverage Henry Cate’s Agenda … Continue reading

Carnival of Space #18

Image by R.A. Smith from “The Exploration of the Moon” Hear ye! Hear ye! Step right up ladies and gentlemen and prepare to be shocked and amazed at the wonders of the universe that await you here at the Carnival of Space. I’m Ken Murphy, custodian of the Lunar Library … Continue reading

Contact established with Genesis II space module, “doing fine”

More from Bigelow. So far, so good: Bigelow Aerospace Confirms Space Module has Successfully Expanded and Functioning Well Las Vegas, NV 06/28/07 – Bigelow Aerospace has established contact with its second pathfinder spacecraft, Genesis II. Launched earlier Thursday from Yasny, Russia, Mission Control in North Las Vegas, Nev., made first … Continue reading

Second private space station prototype launched into orbit

This just arrived from Bigelow Aerospace. Congratulations, guys! Genesis II Successfully Launched Bigelow Aerospace Still Awaits Confirmation of Spacecraft Health and Expansion Las Vegas, NV 06/28/07 – Genesis II, the second experimental pathfinder spacecraft by Bigelow Aerospace, has been successfully launched and inserted into orbit. The privately-funded space station module … Continue reading

Armadillo Aerospace is finally getting noticed

Apparently by some big players: Somewhat to his surprise, three major aerospace companies are talking to Armadillo Aerospace about flying sensor systems on Armadillo vehicles, using them as high-altitude platforms, Neil Milburn, program manager for Armadillo Aerospace, said in a June 15 interview: Those flights are expected to begin in … Continue reading

In space, no-one can hear you sing in the shower

…because there isn’t a shower. “Sweat doesn’t fall of you. The water just accumulates until it gets too big and agitated and falls off like a sphere of water. It then floats around until it hits something. It takes a lot of water to fall off.” Imagine huge water balls … Continue reading

ISDC News Wrap-up

Howdy everyone! I’m almost done convalescing after co-chairing the ISDC, and have done a little scouting around the web to see the news that came out of it. Much of which I only got to see bits and pieces of whilst patrolling the conference making sure that everything was going … Continue reading

International Space Development Conference – Online Registration Closes Soon!

Howdy everyone! Regular visitors to the Lunar Library know that yours truly is one of the co-chairs for the International Space Development Conference coming up over the Memorial Day weekend here in Dallas. This is the largest citizen space conference in the world, and gathers together leaders in industry, academia, … Continue reading

SpaceX videos, Elon Musk’s thoughts, on today’s Falcon I Demoflight 2 launch

Elon has posted the following statement to the SpaceX website following today’s launch: The second test launch of Falcon 1 took place today at 6:10 pm California time. The launch was not perfect, but certainly pretty good. Given that the primary objectives were demonstrating responsive launch and gathering test data … Continue reading

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