The New Race To Space
The inside story of the out-of-this-world mission to launch the first civilian rocket into space

About This Site

This page created December 28th 2010

I’ve created this hybrid blog / Web site as a living extension of my book, The New Race To Space.  It is designed to provide perpetual interaction with visitors of this site and readers of the book.

One of the most difficult tasks in writing my book was selecting the photos to include.  There were many hundreds of great shots to choose from — and I selected 90 of them.  Even so, I still have dozens and dozens of superb images that I’d like to publish.  Over time, I plan to create an image gallery that will give you an opportunity to browse the broader collection.

I have a number of other interactive features that I am coding for this site.  So stay tuned.  Visit often.  And don’t hesitate to jot me a note using the Comment features throughout this site.

— Eric

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[caption id="attachment_243" align="alignleft" width="180"] Eric proudly displays a prized collectible of the new commercial aerospace industry: the actual nosecone of the rocket that flew the cremated remains of “Scotty” James Doohan and L. Gordon “Gordo” Cooper into space on April 28, 2007. Visible on the nosecone are the signatures of James Doohan’s Star Trek colleagues […]

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Links to Supplemental Information

"Space visionaries craft vision for the longer-term future of space exploration at Boston University Conference."
Here's a link to the book-referenced press report of this amazing conference.