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 - February 22

Amateur Space Weekly - February 22

Space archaeology, 21st Century shop class, quinoa curry, DIY radiation detector, astronomy tourism, crowdsourcing the search for gravitational waves and more in this week's recap from the world of amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - February 15

Amateur Space Weekly - February 15

Crowdsourcing counts of lunar craters, using zero-g for art and education, public contributions to earthquake science, and schools exploring the Kuiper Belt are just some of last week's news about amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - January 25

Amateur satellites, teen robotics in space, crowdsourcing Mars geology, crowdsourcing pulsar discoveries, and space tourism in Arizona are just some of the news reports from the past week in amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - October 10

Nasa wants public participation, Denmark's student-built satellite and a Native American-built satellite enter orbit, a new suborbital spaceflight simulator, crowdsourcing hurricane observations and more in this week's recap.

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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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Amateur Space News May 12, 2014

The Team America Rocketry Challenge held over the weekend leads todays headlines. In addition amateur meteor observations, smartphone astronomy, amateur outreach programs in India and the US, a free online astronomy course from The Planetary Society, weather-watchers in Puerto Rico, middle school student make progress towards orbit, and news from Mars One.

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Crowdfunding Update April 14, 2014

Weekly notes on space-related crowdfunding projects.