Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Will Blue Origin be the first to fly Spaceflight Participants?

By |April 18th, 2016|

Newspace editors, writers and entrepreneurs have been following each successful launch—and landing—by Blue Origin. The launches are never announced beforehand and it is never until the New Shepard launch vehicle has landed and the capsule has softly landed under its parachutes that the news goes out. Personal Spaceflight Advisors has been following Blue Origin […]

Of Tom Swift and the Dream of Personal Spaceflight

By |April 11th, 2016|

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, I enjoyed reading the juvenile fiction series of Tom Swift Jr. I won’t go into the background of the series but to say the idea was a relaunch of a science fiction series of an earlier generation.

Tom Swift was a teenager who had a brilliant mind and […]