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Pat Hynes’s Enchanted Commercial Space Camp

I recently attended the 7th annual International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It’s my second time doing so, and I’m still trying to grasp what makes the gathering so special to so many, including me. It is sometimes referred to as the “Pat Hynes event” partly ...

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Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 2012

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Registration and abstract submittal for the 2012 Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC-2012) is now OPEN!

Abstracts are due December 2, 2011.

Hosted by NASA Ames Research Center, the Southwest Research Institute, and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, NSRC is THE meeting for researchers and educators wanting to participate in, learn about, and contribute to the new ...

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New Space Markets Explored by Space Entrepreneurs & Silicon Valley CEOs

The MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLab), a San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, met at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on September 20th. The MIT Enterprise Forum is “a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people.”

The VLab ...

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Suborbital Research Stakeholders Gather at GSFC Workshop

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Innovative Partnerships Program and Earth Science Division hosted a “Commercial Suborbital Vehicles Workshop” on September 7, 2011. The purpose was to have several commercial developers of suborbital reusable launch vehicles (sRLVs) present information to Earth and Space scientists about their emerging capabilities to fly research payloads to ...

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GSFC Commercial Suborbital Vehicles Workshop

From our colleagues at the Goddard Space Flight Center:


Dear Colleagues,

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Innovative Partnership Program (IPP) and Earth Science Division will be hosting a Commercial Suborbital Vehicles Workshop at the GSFC on September 7, 2011.

The purpose of the proposed workshop is to provide information for Earth and Space scientists ...

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NASA Selects Seven Firms To Provide Near-Space Flight Services

We appreciate the support and endorsements following our press release earlier this week where we announced we've entered into agreements with seven companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms. We look forward to working with all of these companies to develop and provide flight opportunities for the community.


WASHINGTON ...

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Suborbital Spaceflight panel from NewSpace2011

The video of the suborbital spaceflight panel at the NewSpace 2011 conference has been made available online. One of the 5 panelists is Dougal Maclise, Payload Manager of the Flight Opportunities Program.

Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight Presentation Video

Kim Ennico's talk on Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight from June 15th at the SETI institute in Mountain View, California is now available online. See the embedded video below.

Fly Cheap, Fly Often, Fly Safe

Kim Ennico of NASA Ames Research Center will give a presentation at the SETI Institute Wednesday June 15th 12:00-01:00 PM PDT on commercial suborbital science:

Fly Cheap, Fly Often, Fly Safe — Science research & education opportunities on commercial suborbital vehicles
Wednesday, 06/15/11
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Access to suborbital space ...

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Video of Xaero fit and function tests back in January

Early 2011 we headed down to Mojave to perform a fit and function test of our 2 payloads SFEM and ADS-B with the Masten Xaero vehicle. Flight Opportunities Payload Manager Dougal Maclise wrote a good blogpost about the successful tests. While at Masten, we also captured some handheld video which we recently edited into a ...

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