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Vol. 7, No. 12, October 29, 2012: Dragon Reaches ISS Despite Falcon Engine Shutdown, Altius, 'Blue' and XCOR News, Farewells


Vol. 7, No. 4, March 30, 2012: April 30 SpaceX Target Date, Suborbital Researchers Meet - Part I: Announcements, Opportunities, Comparisons


Vol. 6, No. 16, November 14, 2011: Virgin's Space Terminal, Encouraging Space Business, Armadillo, Masten & 'CRuSR', the 'unCCP'


Vol. 5, No. 18, November 10, 2010: Pivotal Times and Progress at the ISPCS, Spaceport America, and Beyond


Vol. 4, No. 11, July 16, 2009: Falcon 1 Marks Second Success in a Row, New Space in the UK and Europe


Vol. 3, No. 23, December 12, 2008: Defying the Economic Tide, Blue Origin, Orbital Outfitters, DC Turmoil



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-- Volume 12: 2017 --

Vol. 12, No. 5, May 31, 2017: Rocket Lab Flies, XS-1 Award, Regulation, SpaceX Broadband

Vol. 12, No. 4, May 5, 2017: Vector, SpaceX Landing, Altius, Investment Report

Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6, 2017: SpaceX Rocket Flies Again, Axiom Module and ISS

Vol. 12, No. 2, March 6, 2017: UK Space Steps Up, SpaceX Lunar Flyby, Startup Advances

Vol. 12, No. 1, January 30, 2017: Satellite Servicing, Falcon Returns, Reviving 'Space Access'



-- Volume 11: 2016 --

Vol. 11, No. 10, December 22, 2016: Virgin's Test, GLXP, Space-Made Optical Fiber

Vol. 11, No. 9, November 10, 2016: SpaceX's Mars Vision, Lunar Expansion, Blue's Test

Vol. 11, No. 8, September 20, 2016: Blue Origin Boosters, Moon Express, LEO Stations, DSI

Vol. 11, No. 7, September 11, 2016: SpaceX Loses Vehicle, Payload in Ground Mishap

Vol. 11, No. 6, July 31, 2016: Flying More, Commercial Station Options, From Earth to Asteroids

Vol. 11, No. 5, June 14, 2016: XCOR's Problems, BEAM Expands, Evolving Industries

Vol. 11, No. 4, May 9, 2016: Successful Landings at Sea, Suborbital Experiments, 'Beyond ISS' Update

Vol. 11, No. 3, March 28, 2016: Stations Beyond ISS, Business Plan Competition, Space Mining, GLXP & Motivations

Vol. 11, No. 2, February 19, 2016: Made In Space' & Archinaut, Budget 'Treats' That Aren't

Vol. 11, No. 1, February 3, 2016: Falcon 9 Booster Returns, Dream Chaser Wins, Blue Reflies



-- Volume 10: 2015 --

Vol. 10, No. 10, December 19, 2015: Blue's Flight, SpaceX RTF, XCOR Changes, Commercial Space Law/Resources

Vol. 10, No. 9, November 6, 2015: CRS2 Delay, Swiss Space, Effective Pathways and Cubesat Launch Awards

Vol. 10, No. 8, September 30, 2015: UrtheCast, Blue Origin, SS2 Report, Beyond "NewSpace 2015"

Vol. 10, No. 7, August 25, 2015: The Falcon 9 Accident, Space Manufacturing, OneWeb

Vol. 10, No. 6, June 22, 2015: Observing Disruptive Change in the Spaceflight Industry

Vol. 10, No. 5, June 8, 2015: Flight Tests, GLXP Extension, Certifications, XCOR Update at Space Access 2015

Vol. 10, No. 4, April 29, 2015: Rocket Tests, New Opportunities - DSI, Sierra Nevada, "Jupiter"

Vol. 10, No. 3, April 3, 2015: Small Launchers, S3 Advances, NanoRacks' Demand, SpaceX Items

Vol. 10, No. 2, February 27, 2015: Broadband Constellations' Impact, Rocket Lab, Cubesats BEO

Vol. 10, No. 1, February 3, 2015: Space Acceleration, Falcon Near-Recovery, SAAs, Commercial at "The Cape"



-- Volume 9: 2014 --

Vol. 9, No. 12, December 31, 2014: SpaceX Flight, SNC Decision, GLXP, Antares/Cygnus Recovery, Project Lessons

Vol. 9, No. 11, December 1, 2014: Destruction of SpaceShipTwo, Antares Payloads, Falcon Reuse

Vol. 9, No. 10, October 13, 2014: Lynx Progress, NanoRacks' Solution, New Smallsat Options, NewSpace 2014

Vol. 9, No. 9, October 1, 2014: CCtCap Awards & Protest, Blue/ULA Domestic Engine, Midland's Spaceport

Vol. 9, No. 8, August 24, 2014: F9R Dev. 1 Loss, XS-1, Dream Chaser Report Confirmed, SpaceX & XCOR in Texas

Vol. 9, No. 7, July 22, 2014: No Hybrids on Dream Chaser, Swiss Space Tests & Zero G, UK Regulations, Europe and SpaceX

Vol. 9, No. 6, June 16, 2014: Google and Skybox, Fuel Change for SS2, Dragon V2, Munitions List, SpaceX's Lawsuit

Vol. 9, No. 5, May 12, 2014: DSI's Bitcoin Boost, Lunar Landers, Test Phases for Reusable Falcon 9 Stage

Vol. 9, No. 4, April 14, 2014: Delivery to XCOR, Launch Support Flaws, Investment Segments, Planet Labs' Paths

Vol. 9, No. 3, March 14, 2014: Dragon to ISS, New CRS Contracts and CCP, Satellite Demand Expansion, Space Regulations

Vol. 9, No. 2, February 12, 2014: Dream Chaser Launch, Swiss Space Progress, GLXP and Boosting Early Enterprises

Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2, 2014: New Space Paths - SpaceX To GEO, Satellites, Microgravity, Blue Origin, Reusable Launch



-- Volume 8: 2013 --

Vol. 8, No. 12, November 25, 2013: SpaceX GEO Flight, Dream Chaser, XCOR, SVSC/CASIS Meeting in San Jose

Vol. 8, No. 11, October 14, 2013: Changing the Rules - SpaceX and OSC, Planet Labs and Cubesat Constellations

Vol. 8, No. 10, September 17, 2013: Imminent Flight Tests - Antares/Cygnus, Upgraded Falcon 9, Dream Chaser

Vol. 8, No. 9, August 29, 2013: Crowdfunding Success, DC-X Legacy, Armadillo 'Hibernation', Cubesats From ISS

Vol. 8, No. 8, July 27, 2013: Research Using Suborbitals, Upgraded Falcon 9, British and Swiss Spaceplanes

Vol. 8, No. 7, June 14, 2013 (Short): Comment Until July 8 on Problematic Parts of New Export Control Rules

Vol. 8, No. 6, May 29, 2013: Space Access 2013 Reflects Expanding Dynamism

Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2, 2013: SpaceShipTwo Achieves Powered Flight! - Also - Antares and the NK-33 Saga

Vol. 8, No. 4, April 10, 2013: Milestone at XCOR, Dream Chaser Flight Test

Vol. 8, No. 3, March 22, 2013: Texas and Spaceports, A Robust Dragon, SS2 Under Power

Vol. 8, No. 2, February 27, 2013: New Ventures, SpaceX Flight, Space Access 2013

Vol. 8, No. 1, January 30, 2013: December Issue, Legal Milestones, Orbital Refueling



-- Volume 7: 2012 --

Vol. 7, No. 14, December 31, 2012: Illuminating Issues and Prospects, Commercial Crew Elements, Dream Chaser & SpaceShipTwo

Vol. 7, No. 13, November 16, 2012: Uwingu - Name an ExoPlanet to Fund Research/ "L2" Plan & Exploration Require End to SLS

Vol. 7, No. 12, October 29, 2012: Dragon Reaches ISS Despite Falcon Engine Shutdown, Altius, 'Blue' and XCOR News, Farewells

Vol. 7, No. 11, October 1, 2012: CCiCap Decision Process, Next SpaceX Flight to ISS, Company Progress Roundups, Uwingu Funded

Vol. 7, No. 10, August 24, 2012: Business Plan Winners at NewSpace 2012, 'Uwingu' Now, CCiCap, XCOR's Florida Announcement

Vol. 7, No. 9, July 16, 2012: XCOR Expands to Texas, Europe and New Space, Virgin's Orbital Launcher

Vol. 7, No. 8, June 11, 2012: SpaceX's Astounding Dragon and Space Progress

Vol. 7, No. 7, May 18, 2012: SpaceX Launch Day, Motorcycle Tests XCOR Rocket Pump, Altius Update From 'Space Access' and After

Vol. 7, No. 6, May 4, 2012: Three Projects: Falcon 9/Dragon Test Flight; Asteroid Mining Venture; SSI's "Great Enterprise Initiative"

Vol. 7, No. 5, April 6, 2012: Teachers - Apply. RAeS Event. Suborbital Researchers Meet - Part II: Research Topics, Early Adopters & The Return

Vol. 7, No. 4, March 30, 2012: April 30 SpaceX Target Date, Suborbital Researchers Meet - Part I: Announcements, Opportunities, Comparisons

Vol. 7, No. 3, February 23, 2012: Optimizing Regulations, Commercial Crew vs. Nonsense, Armadillo & SpaceX Flights

Vol. 7, No. 2, February 2, 2012: XCOR's Progress on Lynx, SpaceX Flight Schedule, Conferences, The Shadow of 'Griffinism'

Vol. 7, No. 1, January 9, 2012: New Year Specials, Armadillo, SpaceX's COTS Flight, Why Stratolaunch?



-- Volume 6: 2011 --

Vol. 6, No. 18, December 16, 2011(short): SPECIAL ISSUE - NASA to Continue Using Space Act Agreements for Commercial Crew Efforts After All

Vol. 6, No. 17, December 2, 2011: Lynx Research Flight Giveaway, Spaceports and a New Major Prize?, Excalibur Almaz and New Options

Vol. 6, No. 16, November 14, 2011: Virgin's Space Terminal, Encouraging Space Business, Armadillo, Masten & 'CRuSR', the 'unCCP'

Vol. 6, No. 15, October 17, 2011: SpaceX Reusability Efforts, Bigelow Layoffs and the Commercial Crew Delays, Dr. Griffin's Manipulations

Vol. 6, No. 14, September 15, 2011: Exclusive: XCOR-Curacao Wet Lease Finalized & Major Payment Made, Other XCOR News

Vol. 6, No. 13, September 12, 2011: 'Moon Express' and 'New Space' Beyond Low Orbit, Blue Origin's Accomplishments

Vol. 6, No. 12, August 18, 2011: From NewSpace 2011 and Beyond - Movement, Resistance and Business Plans

Vol. 6, No. 11, July 22, 2011: Update of Threats to 'Commercial Crew' by Management & Funding, 'Atsa' on Lynx - Its Lessons

Vol. 6, No. 10, June 28, 2011: Intervention Required _Now_ to Save 'Commercial Crew' From 'Death by Management'. Spaceport, Armadillo

Vol. 6, No. 9, June 10, 2011 (short): SPECIAL ALERT: Values of Business Plan Awards Skyrocket - Letters of Intent Now Due June 17!

Vol. 6, No. 8, June 6, 2011: Space Angels and Altius, Masten Florida Contract, Armadillo, Wyoming's Space Frontier

Vol. 6, No. 7, May 16, 2011: Texas Legislation, SS2 "Feathers," Space Access 2011 - Non-Toxic Monopropellant, Altius' Rapid Progress

Vol. 6, No. 6, April 29, 2011: Falcon Heavy, CCDev 2 Awards and NASA Leadership Needs, SpaceX's Commitment

Vol. 6, No. 5, April 4, 2011: A Historic XCOR/ULA Collaboration, SpaceX's "Big" News, CRYOTE Update

Vol. 6, No. 4, March 21, 2011: Suborbital Announcements, Budgetary (Ir)Resolution, Progress at Commercial Space Meeting and Beyond

Vol. 6, No. 3, February 28, 2011: SwRI Buys Lynx Flights, Budget Action, Spaceflight Risks, Suborbital Science - Past and Future

Vol. 6, No. 2, February 8, 2011: Special: Apply NOW for "Teachers In Space" Workshops, A Spaceport America Resolution?

Vol. 6, No. 1, January 26, 2011: ILDD "CLIN 1" Projects, CRuSR, Spaceport America



-- Volume 5: 2010 --

Vol. 5, No. 21, December 31, 2010: Dragon's Triumph - What Aftermath?

Vol. 5, No. 20, December 8, 2010: Technical Quality & Imminent Falcon 9/Dragon Test, Masten & XCOR Clarifications

Vol. 5, No. 19, November 29, 2010: KLM/Curaçao and XCOR, Dragon Return License, Flying Frequently, More from ISPCS

Vol. 5, No. 18, November 10, 2010: Pivotal Times and Progress at the ISPCS, Spaceport America, and Beyond

Vol. 5, No. 17, October 15, 2010: Multiplying Change and Political Challenge, SpaceShipTwo Flies

Vol. 5, No. 16, October 5, 2010: XCOR's New "Wet Lease" Bolsters Lynx Funding, Congress Passes NASA Authorization

Vol. 5, No. 15, September 27, 2010: "Alert" Update, CRuSR & "Teacher" NASA Funds, XCOR Supersonic Wind Tunnel Tests

Vol. 5, No. 14, September 23, 2010 (short): Special Alert: Please Contact Congress Immediately [and] Robert Truax, Rocket Pioneer, RIP

Vol. 5, No. 13, August 27, 2010: More NewSpace 2010, Funding Dilemmas, Commercial Crew RFI, NMSU Wins Space Transportation "Center of Excellence"

Vol. 5, No. 12, August 13, 2010: (Re)Joining Battle over Budget, NASA Boosts Lunar X-Prize

Vol. 5, No. 11, July 17, 2010: Lunar X-Prize Changes, Congress to NASA: Dive into Muck

Vol. 5, No. 10, June 25, 2010: Private Competence Shown, Public Policy Battles

Vol. 5, No. 9, June 4, 2010 (short): First Falcon 9 Flight Makes Orbit!

Vol. 5, No. 8, June 1, 2010: Preparing for Falcon 9, Fights in NASA, Masten Milestone

Vol. 5, No. 7, May 17, 2010: New Innovation Opportunities; Illusions and Advances

Vol. 5, No. 6, April 30, 2010: Space Access 2010 and The Right R&D Imperative

Vol. 5, No. 5, April 5, 2010: Rocket Racing League News, Refueling Test, Entrepreneurship Threat?

Vol. 5, No. 4, March 22, 2010: XCOR Partnership, GLXP, Falcon 9 and Added COTS Funding

Vol. 5, No. 3, March 8, 2010: Challenges, Paths and the Space Reformation

Vol. 5, No. 2, February 5, 2010: Revolutionary Proposals vs. Congressional Interests

Vol. 5, No. 1, January 12, 2010: Progress and Perspective at Mojave Spaceport as 2010 Begins



-- Volume 4: 2009 --

Vol. 4, No. 21, December 17, 2009: SPECIAL: Agreement May Kick-Start XCOR Lynx Operations and Production

Vol. 4, No. 20, December 4, 2009: Creating Interest in North Carolina, New Zealand Rocket, Projects' Progress

Vol. 4, No. 19, November 24, 2009: "NACA for Space," Project "M" and the GLXP, CCDev Update

Vol. 4, No. 18, November 6, 2009: Lunar X-Prize Status, XCOR's "Truth," Lunar Lander Challenge Completed

Vol. 4, No. 17, October 19, 2009: Masten and a Stronger Foundation, GLXP, ITAR, Bureaucratic Entanglements, Virgin's Satellite Launch

Vol. 4, No. 16, September 28, 2009: Armadillo Meets Challenge Level 2, Lunar Water and the X-Prize, NASA's Identity Crisis?

Vol. 4, No. 15, September 4, 2009: Hyperbaric Pressure Suit and SKYLON, 'CCDev' Seeds, XCOR Anniversary & Milestones

Vol. 4, No. 14, August 21, 2009: Special Report: Excalibur-Almaz - A Talk with Art Dula and Commercial Orbital Human Spaceflight

Vol. 4, No. 13, August 7, 2009: Big Investment in Virgin Galactic, NASA Ames: A 'New Space' Center, Propellant Depots in NASA's Future?

Vol. 4, No. 12, July 24, 2009 (free): "The Lurio Report" Wins the 2009 Space Frontier Foundation Award for NewSpace Journalism!

Vol. 4, No. 11, July 16, 2009: Falcon 1 Marks Second Success in a Row, New Space in the UK and Europe

Vol. 4, No. 10, June 21, 2009: New Space Funding and SBA, Spaceport Groundbreaking, NASA, DC & COTS

Vol. 4, No. 9, June 2, 2009 (short): SPECIAL: Greason on Human Spaceflight Committee, His Comments

Vol. 4, No. 8, May 28, 2009: Vehicle Development, Suborbital Research Workshops & Obstructions, Spaceport

Vol. 4, No. 7, May 5, 2009: Commodity Jurisdiction Ruling, Teachers in Space, Policies, Meetings

Vol. 4, No. 6, April 20, 2009: Falcon Hold, Space Access '09, Suborbital Research, Las Cruces Aerospace

Vol. 4, No. 5, March 27, 2009: The 8th Continent Project, Next Falcon 1, Suborbitals, Lunar Greenhouse

Vol. 4, No. 4, March 13, 2009: FAA Commercial Space Conference, New Space in NASA, Masten Progress

Vol. 4, No. 3, February 24, 2009: FAA/AST Workshop, Help COTS-D, Older Fliers, Virgin Launcher, SA '09

Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1, 2009: Sweden and Florida Issues, 'StarPort' and New Space, SpaceX and Reliability

Vol. 4, No. 1, January 19, 2009: Institutional Relations, India in Space, Protests and Policies



-- Volume 3: 2008 --

Vol. 3, No. 24, December 28, 2008: Abundant Year-End Milestones Mark the Progress of New Space

Vol. 3, No. 23, December 12, 2008: Defying the Economic Tide, Blue Origin, Orbital Outfitters, DC Turmoil

Vol. 3, No. 22, November 20, 2008: Politics and New Space, Lander Challenge Won, XCOR Press Conference

Vol. 3, No. 21, November 2, 2008: SpaceX & XCOR Visits, Meeting a Legend, Space Investment Summit 5

Vol. 3, No. 20, October 10, 2008: After the SpaceX Flight, SpaceHab Comments & News, XCOR Records

Vol. 3, No. 19, September 28, 2008 (short): FALCON 1 MAKES ORBIT

Vol. 3, No. 18, September 26, 2008: Spaceports' Status, Falcon 1 Flight 4 and Congress, The Demo that Doesn't

Vol. 3, No. 17, August 31, 2008: SpaceX, Russia, COTS / Armadillo / XCOR Statements / Suborbital Science

Vol. 3, No. 16, August 3, 2008: Congress to Boost Human COTS?, Summit on CATS, Falcon's Hard Luck

Vol. 3, No. 15, July 31, 2008: Virgin, XCOR and SpaceX: A New Space "Triple Play"?/Lynx Tickets

Vol. 3, No. 14, July 16, 2008: Rocket Racing Status, Teams & Motivations. Meetings, Suborbital Transport

Vol. 3, No. 13, June 30, 2008: Hidden Progress Hints, Commercial 'Cultures,' Accident Issues

Vol. 3, No. 12, June 16, 2008: Space Investment Summit 4, Space Adventures Breakthrough?, Subscriptions

Vol. 3, No. 11, May 23, 2008: Rocketplane Situation, The 'New Space' Marathon

Vol. 3, No. 10, May 14, 2008: Florida Space Developments, Personnel Movements, More NASA Resistance

Vol. 3, No. 9, April 28, 2008: Space Access '08, NM Spaceport, Rocket Racing, COTS - Not for People?

Vol. 3, No. 8, April 22, 2008 (short): Special: Sierra County NM Votes Strongly for Spaceport

Vol. 3, No. 7, April 11, 2008: XCOR's 'Lynx'-Path Toward Orbit, Rocket Racing, Griffin:No Added COTS

Vol. 3, No. 6, March 20, 2008: Big XCOR Announcement Soon, Bigelow Fights ITAR, More COTS Support?

Vol. 3, No. 5, March 5, 2008: 'Space Access' News, SpaceHab's Situation, SpaceX's Costing Credibility

Vol. 3, No. 4, February 21, 2008: New or Adapted for New Space?, COTS (Re)-Selection, VA Legislation

Vol. 3, No. 3, February 5, 2008: Virgin Galactic Design Path, Bigelow Launchers, New COTS, ITAR Moves

Vol. 3, No. 2, January 17, 2008: Cracks in the 'ITAR' Iceberg, FAA/AST Director Leaving

Vol. 3, No. 1, January 4, 2008: 'New Space' Turbulence: The Expectable and The Particular



-- Volume 2: May - December 2007 --



Vol. 2, No. 30, December 19, 2007: Space Investment Summit 3, Spaceport Financing, NASA Admissions

Vol. 2, No. 29, December 3, 2007: 'Blue Origin' Hints, Bigelow Moves, Executive Summit

Vol. 2, No. 28, November 20, 2007: Space Angels Network, Items From the ISPS, Changing Political Axioms

Vol. 2, No. 27, November 6, 2007: New Mexico Events, Bigelow Offer, Reliable Rocketry

Vol. 2, No. 26, October 19, 2007: COMSTAC & Safety Standards, COTS Reopened, SpaceX Milestones

Vol. 2, No. 25, October 5, 2007: 'New Space' Supply Networks, New Mexico Space Events

Vol. 2, No. 24, September 21, 2007: Hidden Precedent for the Google Lunar X-Prize, Spaceport Politics

Vol. 2, No. 23, September 13, 2007 (short): Google Lunar X-Prize - Well Done!

Vol. 2, No. 22, September 12, 2007: NASA 'Notice' to RpK re COTS, New X-Prize Hints

Vol. 2, No. 21, September 8, 2007: New Space X-Prize? New 50th Anniversary Question

Vol. 2, No. 20, August 24, 2007: XCOR in "Inc." Top 500, Rocketplane-Kistler and "The Industry Mosaic"

Vol. 2, No. 19, August 11, 2007: Erratum re Scaled Fund, COTS Phase 2, "Rockets Good Enough"

Vol. 2, No. 18, August 2, 2007: Mojave & Families' Fund, RpK Financing, More "NewSpace 2007"

Vol. 2, No. 17, July 28, 2007 (short): Statement by Members of Personal Spaceflight Federation

Vol. 2, No. 16, July 27, 2007: Mojave Accident, ISS use, NewSpace 2007

Vol. 2, No. 15, July 26, 2007 (short): Alert: Deaths at Mojave Test Site

Vol. 2, No. 14, July 17, 2007: Rocketplane Responds, Commercial Military Spaceplane Day at NewSpace 2007

Vol. 2, No. 13, July 11, 2007: Message From Rick Homans, More "Flight School," "NewSpace 2007"

Vol. 2, No. 12, June 28, 2007: "Flight School" Report, Genesis II Launch, Armadillo

Vol. 2, No. 11, June 19, 2007 (short): SpaceX Report, Space Commerce Factors

Vol. 2, No. 10, June 15, 2007: European Suborbital, Exploration Rumblings

(Previous to this issue, no Volume and Number were applied; here they are applied post-facto. Neither was the title, "The Lurio Report" used.)

[Vol. 2, No. 9,] June 8, 2007: 'New Space' Funding, The 'CAM' and COTS

[Vol. 2, No. 8,] June 8, 2007 (short): "Boston Harbor Angels" Invests in XCOR - A 'New Space' Breakthrough

[Vol. 2, No. 7,] June 1, 2007: Launch sites, Hardware tests, Private Space Funding

[Vol. 2, No. 6,] May 29, 2007 (short note about newsletter only): Friday's Note, These Updates

[Vol. 2, No. 5,] May 25, 2007: Updates, "Space Show", COMSTAC Report

[Vol. 2, No. 4,] May 18, 2007: Bigelow Delay, COMSTAC, Masten Progress

[Vol. 2, No. 3,] May 13, 2007 (short): News Notes & Space Venture Finance Press Release

[Vol. 2, No. 2,] May 11, 2007: Business Perspectives, Politics and New Space

[Vol. 2, No. 1,] May 3, 2007: Updates, COTS and 'Gradualism'



-- Volume 1: All Dates Prior to May 2007 --