New Mexican and Other Flybys - 10.29.07
Scroll through dispatches from the commercial space frontier for recaps and multimedia of the Lunar Lander Challenge, (I like the positive spin in the event's press release: Armadillo missed by only seven seconds. Next year they win), along with payloads of news from New Mexico including Rocketplane Global's unveiling of the reshaped, roomier and beefier XP suborbital spaceplane, Orbital Outfitters voguing of the first commercial spacesuit (strike a space pose; and I might know a few subway riders who'd like to wear it for their commute to the office), Rocket Racing League's announcement of new teams, and lots more.
A few additional highlights:
Overall, looks like the exposition and events in New Mexico promoted commercial space business, education, and frolicking all around. 'Til next year. (Regards to Governor and presidential hopeful Richardson.)
For now, a quick handful of other assorted Flybys:
Kudos: Lots of launch action last week while newspace stormed New Mexico and I want to note these notable events...
And that's all for Monday.
(By the way, the new Space Lifestyle Magazine, which I have not yet read, gets me thinking: why not a space lawyer lifestyle magazine? Hmm. Nah...)
Finally, if the week is dragging and you're stuck on Earth, take a break and stick your toes in some fake Mars dirt (ok, Martian regolith simulant). Might perk you right up. (Hat tip: SpaceRef)
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IMAGE: XP by Rocketplane Global.