mwallis | 5 Jan 01:27 1998

VentureStar Info

> From Space News This Week -- Jan. 5, 1998
>
> VentureStar Configuration Has Scant Room To Grow
>
> A new configuration for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works' VentureStar
> reusable launch vehicle (RLV) assumes "extremely small" weight margins
> that leave little room for growth, according to an internal NASA
> Advisory Council report. The projected development cost also was so low
> that it "startled all of" the NASA Advisory Council subcommittee members
> charged with reviewing it.
>
> Despite such challenges, the revised VentureStar design has
> "considerably more credibility" than previous iterations and the "best
> chance of success" for "a reasonably economic single-stage-to-orbit
> vehicle," states the Dec. 9 report by NASA's Space Transportation
> Subcommittee VentureStar task group.
>
> The company plans next month to hold a system requirements review of
> VentureStar, a proposed commercial successor to NASA's X-33 RLV
> prototype. The larger reflects lessons being learned in the X-33
> program.

   Michael

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Walt Disney: 
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mwallis | 10 Jan 02:43 1998

Rock(et) and Roll

I wonder if anyone was doing stuff at the Ranch Thursday? The USGS
reported a 3.2 earthquake near Patterson!

MAG  DATE  LOCAL-TIME   LAT    LON    DEPTH     LOCATION
     y/m/d    h:m:s     deg    deg      km
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3.2 98/01/08 15:12:24  37.38N 121.30W   4.2  11 mi SW  of PATTERSON

As far as I know it wasn't us.		8-)

	Michael

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President, Wallis International                     mwallis <at> wallis.com

Jay Cuccia: 
"The secret to a happy marriage is to live each day as if it were your
last, but each night as if it were your first."

mwallis | 23 Jan 23:22 1998

Next Meeting - 27 Jan 98

The next meeting of the Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society will be
held this Tuesday evening at Round Table Pizza starting at 8:00pm.

Items for meeting #127 (27 Jan 98):

       A/D Box Update 
       Still Update
       Rocket Ranch Update
       Winter Test Schedule
       Black Adder II Parts List

I'll also have some videos of past tests and a TV/VCR for viewing.

Upcoming test dates:  01/02 Feb 98 - See erps-test notice.

The address is:

       Rount Table Pizza
       El Camino & Grant Road

This Round Table Pizza is in the plaza on the SE corner of El Camino
Real and Hwy237/Grant Road. The location is in the concourse behind 
the Burger King. The sign is up now. If you stand near the Burger King 
with your back to El Camino, the Round Table is at about 10 o'clock, in 
the corner of the plaza.

   Michael

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mwallis | 26 Jan 23:00 1998

Study Calls for Creation of Space Tourism Office

> From Space News This Week - Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 1998

Revisions to the U.S. National Space Policy that would spur creation of
a large space travel and tourism business are recommended in an
as-yet-unpublished NASA-funded study.

The study also calls for creating a space travel and tourism office at
NASA headquarters.

"General Public Space Travel and Tourism," prepared by the Space
Transportation Association, also recommends NASA use the shuttle fleet
and the U.S. portion of the space station to conduct tourist research
and development.

	Michael

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President, Wallis International                     mwallis <at> wallis.com

Coleman Orr: 
        "Ability is important, but dependability is critical."

hvanderbilt | 26 Jan 23:44 1998
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RE: Study Calls for Creation of Space Tourism Office

I understand that release of this study has been delayed a couple of weeks;
NASA didn't like the version delivered to them.  It'll be interesting to see
if the conclusions remain as reported...

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> From Space News This Week - Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 1998

Revisions to the U.S. National Space Policy that would spur creation of
a large space travel and tourism business are recommended in an
as-yet-unpublished NASA-funded study.

The study also calls for creating a space travel and tourism office at
NASA headquarters.

"General Public Space Travel and Tourism," prepared by the Space
Transportation Association, also recommends NASA use the shuttle fleet
and the U.S. portion of the space station to conduct tourist research
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shadow | 27 Jan 18:53 1998
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RE: Study Calls for Creation of Space Tourism Office

That's the Tom Rogers-Space TRansportation Study. Hmmm. You might
ask Eric Stallmer what got censored....

Aleta

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hvanderbilt | 28 Jan 07:20 1998
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RE: Study Calls for Creation of Space Tourism Office

Oh, I was just being pessimistic about what changes NASA might want.
When I spoke to Eric, he said it was just the wording of a few things
here and there NASA wanted fixed.

erik | 28 Jan 11:38 1998
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RE: Study Calls for Creation of Space Tourism Office


  Yes, and I'm very interested in finding a copy when it's available.

  When and where will that happen? 

jdurand | 28 Jan 15:06 1998

In search of Kurt Bohan

Kurt,

Please call me at my client MediaGate sometime during the day, they have 
some work-related questions.

Jerry

MediaGate number:  408 248-9495 x109

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hvanderbilt | 28 Jan 15:43 1998
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RE: Study Calls for Creation of Space Tourism Office

The STA/NASA tourism report is supposed to be out in about two weeks,
according to Eric S.


Gmane