03-31-12, 07:02 AM #1
Recent S/F novels about commercial space flight?
In this post to rec.arts.sf.science, I asked about old-time stories of millionaires building their own space ships:
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.science, rec.arts.sf.written
From: Robert Clark <rgregorycl...@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:18:09 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Old time stories about the millionaire rocket developer?
I'm still interested in that topic but also what are some recommendations about recent stories of commercially, not governmentally, financed space flight? Such stories might be about space tourism, private endeavors to produce solar power satellites, lunar or asteroidal mining, etc.
Both suborbital and orbital commercial manned spaceflight are imminent so it would be interesting to read stories with that as their theme:
Private Space Race On to Launch US Astronauts for NASA.
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer
Date: 30 September 2011 Time: 07:00 AM ETNASA's next crew-carrying rocket, the heavy-lift Space Launch System, will blast off on its first test flight in 2017 at the earliest, agency officials have said. But a handful of private companies say they're on schedule to begin lofting astronauts by 2015 — or perhaps even earlier.
"We believe we'll be ready in three years," said Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceExploration Technologies Corporation (also known as SpaceX).
Private space launches should see boost this year.
Flurry of liftoffs expected this year, aviation regulator says.
6:50 AM, Mar. 21, 2012
WASHINGTON — A top federal official predicts as many as a dozen privately funded flights could be launched into orbit and sub-orbit over the next several months as the fledgling commercial space industry ramps up its schedule.
U.S. Space Tourism Set for Takeoff by 2014: FAA.
Mar 20, 2012
By Irene Klotz/Reuters
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
Here is a list of book reviews by Ken Murphy, some of fiction some of non-fiction, that includes some books with this theme:
Book Reviews - Out of the Cradle.
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