Regulation could boost amateur access to space

Regulation could boost amateur access to space

Space tourism has been right around the corner for more than a decade. Now that reality is catching up to the hype, the industry and its regulators are looking at how to make it work. If it's done right, the cost of sending people - and amateur experiments - into space could drop dramatically.

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Amateur Space Weekly - January 18

This week's review of news from the world of amateur space exploration includes kids building hardware for Nasa, student science projects heading to orbit, crowdsourcing better weather forecasts, using balloons to look down on meteor showers, and amateur astronomy in Afghanistan.

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Amateur Space Weekly - January 2

2015 closed with several news reports about amateurs and space. A French amateur discovered a nova in a neighboring galaxy. An Australian school uses wind tunnels and model rockets to teach physics. Teens will be sending experiments into space again. Crowdsourcing weather reports, comet searches, and black hole investigations. All of this and more....

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Help Chicks In Space take plants for a spin in space

Help Chicks In Space take plants for a spin in space

Welcome to the new American space program. Chicks In Space are teenage sisters with a 6-year history of space research. They want to send nanoEton, their spinning plant growth experiment, to the International Space Station. But they need your help.

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Space bacon and other space crowdfunding projects

Every couple of months I do a scan for new space-related projects on the crowdfunding sites. Right now you can support projects ranging from space and science journalism, to amateur and professional research, to outreach projects, to Near Space exploration... to space bacon.

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Amateur Space News Roundup May 22, 2014

Amateur Space News Roundup May 22, 2014

Today's headlines include student rocket contests, high school CanSats, university high-altitude balloons, crowdsourcing weather and astronomy, and the daily dose of Mars One candidate profiles.

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Amateur Space News May 19, 2014

Amateur Space News May 19, 2014

Today’s headlines include Australian students exploring Near Space, follow up on the student rocketry championships, crowdfunded lunar landers, meteors over the American South, amateur astronomy youth programs… and local Mars One reports.

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