Year 6 Number 169
Tuesday / 29 August 2006
Highlights
Virgin Galactic: 60,000 registered interest in suborbital flight on SpaceShipTwos; deposits from 13 countries: 55% USA, 20% female
SpaceX developing "a youthful and highly skilled blue-collar workforce.... a critical issue for the space industry as a whole," says Space Review
20 Space Elevator competition contenders; only 8 last year; testing, qualification begins 14 Oct for event at 'X Prize Cup' in NM on 20-21 Oct
Space Elevator expert Brad Edwards on The Space Show tonight at 19:00-20:30 PDT; also to discuss his views on energy from space
Robert Bigelow hints again that Bigelow Aerospace hotel plans may move up from 2015 completion date projections; details not until 2007
'X Prize Cup' on 20-21 Oct in Las Cruces NM; many events during surrounding weeks, including 'Intl Symposium for Personal Spaceflight'
Global
ISS E13 crew awaiting arrival of Atlantis STS-115 possibly later this week; US$100B station seen as crucial stepping-stone to Moon, Mars
Space Adventures preps for 1st female civilian "spaceflight participant" to travel to ISS; Iran-born American Anousheh Ansari, 39, flies in Sep
China to implement '2-2-1 Project,' says CNSA Chief Administrator Sun Laiyan; includes human spaceflight, lunar exploration, new large rocket
India President Kalam says country is capable of building any kind of spacecraft; to launch Chandrayaan-1 Moon mission in late 2007-08
ISU 'Summer Session Program 2006' in Strasbourg, France thru 1 Sep; 'Talent Night' this evening when students, staff show off special skills
Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea HI cover of 4 Sep issue of TIME; 'How the Stars were Born' tells experience of British astronomer Richard Ellis
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