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Let's Send Justin Bieber to Space!

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Lofting a celebrity of Bieber's stature would generate a lot of interest among the American public, which could help commercial spaceflight pick up some much-needed momentum, said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the ...

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The Commercial Space Blog: 2015 Market Report on Geomatics and Remote Sensing

The Commercial Space Blog: 2015 Market Report on Geomatics and Remote Sensing | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Periodically, the Commercial Space blog organizes, hosts and sponsors events to bring together industry experts for detailed in-person discussions, collaboration and networking on a wide variety of topics.

Our next event is the 2015 Commercial Space Market Report on Geomatics and Remote Sensing, which will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on November 16th, 2015.  

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Ralph Is Ready for Historic Pluto Flyby

Ralph Is Ready for Historic Pluto Flyby | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Boulder CO (SPX) Jul 07, 2015; The Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Ralph camera aboard the New Horizons mission will provide the closest images we have ever seen of Pluto when the spacecraft arrives at the dwarf planet on July 14...

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How startups can save nuclear tech - Fortune

How startups can save nuclear tech - Fortune | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it
A growing number of nuclear startups are trying to solve the world's most pressing problem.
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Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built

Check Out Russia's New Spaceport Being Built | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Eastern Spaceport) in the Russian Far East...

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Russian Progress supply freighter docks at space station, ending string of international launch failures

Russian Progress supply freighter docks at space station, ending string of international launch failures | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Over three tons of much needed supplies and equipment finally reached the crew living aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...

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Chinese earth station is for exclusively scientific and civilian purposes says Argentina

Chinese earth station is for exclusively scientific and civilian purposes says Argentina | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Buenos Aires (XNA) Jul 05, 2015; The Chinese earth station being built in Argentina's southern Patagonian region is for "exclusively scientific and civilian purposes," said the Argentine government, according to local media Monday...

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Licensed commercial spaceport to be built in Houston, Texas

Licensed commercial spaceport to be built in Houston, Texas | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Houston (XNA) Jul 05, 2015; Houston, the fourth largest city of the United States, will build a licensed commercial spaceport for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), the 10th of its kind in the country, local media reported Tuesday...

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Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China

Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 05, 2015; The joint Russian-Chinese talks entailed implementing joint projects in the field, as well as the willingness to synchronize mutual hardware platforms and technological interfaces...

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The Commercial Space Blog: The REAL Story Behind the Upcoming exactEarth IPO

The Commercial Space Blog: The REAL Story Behind the Upcoming exactEarth IPO | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The recent announcement that Cambridge, Ontario based COM DEV International was spinning off its exactEarth Ltd. subsidiary into a separate, publicly traded company highlights both the growing international market for satellite data and the fact that Canadian space industry entrepreneurs depend on ongoing partnerships between both government and large private players...

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Over 50 Years Ago, the U.S. Detonated a Powerful Nuclear Bomb in Space

Over 50 Years Ago, the U.S. Detonated a Powerful Nuclear Bomb in Space | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

On July 9, 1962, a nuclear weapon was detonated in space by the U.S. It had an explosive yield of 1.45 megatons, which is about 100 times more than what was dropped on Hiroshima. It was code-named "Starfish Prime." The nuclear weapon was sent 250 miles into space above the Pacific Ocean...

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The Star Spot Episode 80: Arecibo Telescope: Icon of Astronomy, with Robert Kerr and Jose Molina

The Star Spot Episode 80: Arecibo Telescope: Icon of Astronomy, with Robert Kerr and Jose Molina | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Nestled in the mountains of northern Puerto Rico lies an icon of astronomy: the Arecibo Observatory, the largest radio telescope on Earth. It has been featured in the X-Files, James Bond’s Golden Eye and of course Carl Sagan’s Contact. To help us understand the history and the future of Arecibo we’re joined at The Star Spot by Observatory Director Dr. Robert Kerr. Also in today’s special double bill, Jose Molina explains his plans to make Puerto Rico a primary site for space tourism, scientific research and eventually a space port...

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I've updated my resume on the Commercial Space blog

I've updated my resume on the Commercial Space blog | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

I'm a journalist, technology advocate, event organizer, public speaker and activist.

 

I edit and contribute articles to the Commercial Space blog, plus compile and curate the Canadian Aerospace News the More Commercial Space News, and the Space Conference News aggregation feeds.

 

I also organize and produce the Commercial Space Market Reports, which are events focused on the commercialization of space derived technologies.

 

I've often been cited as an authority on the aerospace industry by other media outlets...

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Buzz Aldrin: SpaceX Failure Shows We Need More Commercial Space Travel—Not Less

Buzz Aldrin: SpaceX Failure Shows We Need More Commercial Space Travel—Not Less | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

When the interests of the private sector are aligned with NASA’s mission to explore space, America wins...

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New Space Foundation report reveals global space economy now $330 Bln per year industry

New Space Foundation report reveals global space economy now $330 Bln per year industry | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2015) - The Space Foundation today released the findings of its publication The Space Report 2015: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.

 

In 2014, the global space economy grew slightly more than 9 percent, reaching a total of $330 billion worldwide, up from 2013's $302.5 billion. Together, commercial space activities made up 76 percent of the global space economy. The industry as a whole demonstrated a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of seven percent from 2005 to 2014, nearly doubling in size over the course of the decade...

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If only Canada had a report like this.

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Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks

Boldly going into space for 1,000 days presents a series of health risks | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jul 07, 2015; Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, the commander of the current crew on board the International Space Station, has broken the record for the longest time spent in space with 803 days...

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The Commercial Space Blog: And the Beat Goes On...

The Commercial Space Blog: And the Beat Goes On... | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

On Sunday June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission (dubbed CRS-7) to the International Space Station (ISS) broke apart two minutes after liftoff. Reactions to the failure have varied, but SpaceX's partners remain confident in the company's ability to recover and press on...

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Canada's Arctic as a Moon and Mars Analog for Astronauts

Canada's Arctic as a Moon and Mars Analog for Astronauts | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

We've all seen pictures of the moon and Mars. But did you know that Canada's Arctic contains regions that look almost identical to the surface of the moon and Mars?

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Jean-Jacques Dordain is a tough act to follow for the ESA

Jean-Jacques Dordain is a tough act to follow for the ESA | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Jean-Jacques Dordain’s 12 years at the helm of the European Space Agency come to an end June 30...

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Head of US Space Command says America needs Russian rocket engines to fly to space

Head of US Space Command says America needs Russian rocket engines to fly to space | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 01, 2015; US space agencies need additional Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines until a domestically produced equivalent is ready for use, the head of US Space Command said June 26...

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Open Secrets from X-37B

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Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jul 05, 2015; Weeks into its fourth flight, the X-37B robot spaceplane is finally yielding some more data on its generally secret mission...

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Waterloo-made spectrometer lost when SpaceX rocket exploded

Waterloo-made spectrometer lost when SpaceX rocket exploded | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Olga Pawluczyk’s jaw dropped when the SpaceX rocket exploded over the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast this week — on board was a spectrometer her company built for astronauts in the International Space Station...

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Watch These Robots 3-D Print A Steel Bridge

Watch These Robots 3-D Print A Steel Bridge | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

It’ll be printed on site, and people will be able to walk across it...

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Space Mission Workshop Series at Visual Voice Lab in Montreal

Space Mission Workshop Series at Visual Voice Lab in Montreal | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Gallery owner Bettina Forget has curated a series of weekend workshops for the month of July which allow participants to engage with contemporary art practices and foster a deeper understanding of science-based art. The workshop themes include extraterrestrial architecture, sci-fi writing, and astronomical art...

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The Commercial Space Blog has updated its statement of purpose

The Commercial Space Blog has updated its statement of purpose | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

The Commercial Space blog tracks the business and entrepreneur focused organizations; the educational facilities and government departments; and the advocates, activists and groups which are either involved directly with or else help indirectly to support the space industry in Canada...

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The 2014 National Angel Capital Report on Angel Investing in Canada

The 2014 National Angel Capital Report on Angel Investing in Canada | More Commercial Space News | Scoop.it

Our annual Reports on Angel Investing Activity in Canada identify key statistics and trends in the visible Canadian Angel capital market as measured by the activity of Angel groups.


The data for the report was provided by Canadian Angel group managers through surveys and follow-up interviews. Using the answers of Angel group managers, NACO compiled data sets on (i) Angel groups, (ii) investments by Angel groups, and (iii) exits of companies backed by Angel groups...

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