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"Review of Future Space Launch Vehicles 1963 - 2001" This Finnish site has remarkable detail on many proposed launch vehicles which never were funded but had great potential, certainly the ability to carry larger payloads into space more cheaply than either the current technology Space Shuttle or the Russians' Energiya heavy lift booster. It's depressing to reflect that the biggest booster in the American inventory is presently the Atlas... I mean, this platform was inaugurated in the 1960s as an ICBM launcher.

The Web site for the Federal Aviation Administration's Assistant Administrator for Commercial Space Flight The conventional wisdom is that NASA has pretty well done all the ground breaking in manned space flight it's going to do (which is as it ought to be) and that the excitement in space flight is going to be commercial - in other words, privately owned and funded spacecraft. This is where you go for a good summary of what's going on there.
Space Voyages : An outfit which will sell you a seat on a 2 1/2 hour suborbital flight 100 kilometers (62 miles) over the Earth for $98,000 - it helps if you think of it as being only $10.89 per second.
IslandOne Propulsion Page: Has a lot of good information on current, future, and conceptual ways to push a spacecraft around.
IslandOne Launch Systems page: Contains a really great list of spacecraft which are under development, and which we may be seeing soon.
Part Time Models Spacecraft Models page: This one-man business makes models of things like the WWII German A-9 and A-10 manned rockets (World War II ended before these were actually built), the US Air Force's Dyna-Soar shuttle-type spacecraft (cancelled in the 1960s for "budgetary reasons"), and actual craft such as Gemini and X-33 (the new, improved version of the Space Shuttle) that are very hard to find. SPECIAL NOTE: When I got to the library and began updating these links in early February 2000, I noticed that Part-Time Models is out of business until further notice. I certainly hope that this is a temporary situation. Even though I was financially unable to buy anything from PTM myself owing to my disability, I really looked on it as a resource and looked forward to buying models and literature from this unique firm. I am leaving this link active until I have definitive word that Part-Time Models is truly gone for good.
National Space Development Agency of Japan: "NASDA", huh? Who ever said these guys weren't original? :)
DLR - German Aerospace Center's English page: For a quick laugh, click on their logo and see what the German word for "rocketships" is (HINT: it begins with 'raum... ' :)
INTA Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial INTA : The Spanish space agency home page.
Swedish Space Corporation: Where all the boxy, safe, reliable spacecraft come from. :)
Canadian Space Agency: The place where we get the "Big Arm" on the Shuttle.
International Space Station: This is one of several pages at NASA about the International Space Station.
Spacelink - International Space Station:Another homepage about the International Space Station, but may also be a contender for "Most Gratuitously Punctuated and Over-long IP Address in Cyberspace."
The Russian Academy of Sciences Library Home Page: A lot of really innovative space and scientific stuff was developed by these guys.
Russian Space Agency : The guys who brought you (As Kristi Lee on the Bob and Tom show calls it) Miiiiiiir.........
European Space Agency : Why they need a European Space Agency when France has CNES, Spain has INTA, Sweden has SSC, and so on, I'm not clear about.
Koba's home page: contains many links to Russian space agency and space-related Web sites

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