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 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 - October 25

Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

The White House supports student space explorers with CubeSat design contest, Nasa opens Sample Return Robot Challenge, amateurs help discover exocomets (but not aliens), and more in this week's roundup of amateur space news.

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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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Amateur Space Weekly - September 18

Community observatories in Australia and the US, Canadian teenagers conduct microgravity research, crowdsourcing aurora and comet sightings, and more in this week's recap of news from the world of amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - June 28

Amateur Space Weekly - June 28

Student experiments destroyed in SpaceX explosion, Europe's CanSat championship goes to Austrian and British schools, Australia's DIY satellite project and more in this week's recap of 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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