Harmony reaches orbit, personal spaceflight still struggling

by | Oct 26, 2007 | Commercial human spaceflight | 0 comments

European built International Space Station module Node 2 called Harmony sits in the payload bay of NASA Space Shuttle Discovery in-orbit on flight day two of mission STS-120.

harmony%20in%20discovery%20sts-120.jpgWhile NASA’s Discovery crew prepare to move Harmony into position at the ISS today Flight’s sister title New Scientist has a really great scoop, care of a visit to Bigelow Aerospace in Nevada. Robert Bigelow, foujnder of his aerospace comany, is offering a $760 million contract to provide transportation to the orbital complexes he is proposing to orbit by the beginning of the next decade.

Hobbyspace.com has a report here about other mega-angels willing to back commercial spaceflight

MSNBC’s Alan Boyle writes about the new spaceports and gives a round up on the International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight that took place this week in New Mexico.

For fun NASAWatch.com has some amusing Youtube’d videos of amusing adverts involving “astronauts”

For comprehensive coverage of the International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight go to these webpage links for Hobbyspace.com

http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/?itemid=4796

http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/?itemid=4797

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http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/?itemid=4799

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http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/?itemid=4802

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