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 - September 12

Teachers fly with Nasa, rhinos interrupt a South African near space project, Texas students to do zero-g science, citizen scientists map black holes and more in this week's recap of amateurs exploring space.

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The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

Amateur images of Mars spark professional research, students and teachers conduct galactic research, crowdsourcing 1,230 public reports of earthquakes, teenagers' microgravity research, and amateur rocket projects are just some of the week's news in amateur space exploration.

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Team Ursa needs your help to carry student research into space

Team Ursa needs your help to carry student research into space

The part-time rocketeers at Team Ursa are adopting a Silicon Valley approach to make suborbital research easy and affordable for middle school students. But they need your help crowdfunding the construction of their first prototype.

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Tour German Rocket Sites with the British Interplanetary Society

The Peenemunde Museum, one of the historic sites of German rocket history.

The Peenemunde Museum, one of the historic sites of German rocket history.

Join the British Interplanetary Society's tour of Germany’s World War 2 rocket sites. The seven-day tour will visit Peenemunde, Kummersdorf, and Nordhausen-Dora. Professional guides will explain the history of rocket development, its role in the German war effort, and how that set the stage for the US and Soviet Space Race. The tour will also address Nordhausen-Dora’s role as a sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp: over 20,000 prisoners died building von Braun’s rockets.

Amateur Space News Roundup May 24, 2014

Today’s amateur space headlines include astronomy tourism at Lake Tahoe, the inside story of a Nasa student rocket contest, progress in crowdsourced hurricane research, STEM rocketry in Bimidji, and another Mars One candidate profile.

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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 7, 2014

Space based video dominated this week’s headlines with several projects streaming video from the International Space Station. Other reports include public sightings of a fireball over Ontario confirmed, radio amateurs spotting tornados, crowdsourcing hurricane analysis, a high school rocket team, the struggles of a crowdfunded satellite, and more Mars One coverage.

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Amateur Space News May 3, 2014

In today’s headlines amateur astronomers help science education in Tanzania, Canadian weather-spotters needed in Ontario, insider interviews on crowdsourcing projects, an Indian amateur astronomer recognized for his contributions, students launching rockets, and more Mars One candidates

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Amateur Space News April 30, 2014

Balloons may spend more time in near space, an Irish amateur astronomer discovered a supernova, a Zooniverse co-founder now helps scientists publish code to github, amateur rocketry and satellite news, and more Mars news in today’s headlines.

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CanSats: Satellites-in-a-can lets students do space research

Space agencies and space companies often complain that too many young engineers graduate without any practical experience. CanSats let universities give students experience with all stages of a space-related mission: proposal, design, engineering, launch, data acquisition, analysis, and report. These satellites-in-a-can may not actually reach Outer Space, but they give college students - and high school students - experience they need to work on real space missions.

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