News of commercial space activities around the world

Space Flight Milestones

The Heinlein Prize Trust offers SpaceX congratulations on achieving an important commercial spaceflight milestone on December 3, 2013. A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, being the first commercial launch SpaceX has done from that location. …  Read MoreRead More

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Buzz Aldrin in China With the Heinlein Prize Trust

Buzz Aldrin and the Heinlein Prize Trust at the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing The Heinlein Prize Trust and Trustee Art Dula brought Buzz Aldrin, and a piece of the moon, to Beijing, China for the 64th International Astronautical …  Read MoreRead More

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2013 U.S. Naval History Conference

The Past, Present, and Future of Human Space Flight was the subject of the 2013 U.S. Naval History Conference at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, attended by Art Dula, Trustee of the Heinlein Prize Trust, October 3, 2013. In …  Read MoreRead More

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Space Law: An Introduction for US Commercial Space Businesses

An overview of space law with emphasis on jurisdiction and control of commercial activities such as mining, settlement, and the tension between US national law and international treaty law. The Heinlein Prize Trust is pleased to offer this overview as a reference resource to commercial space businesses  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein Pay It ForwardHeinlein Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Fund

In 2006 The Heinlein Prize Trust started a modest, experimental scholarship/loan program with the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. The International Space University is an institution of higher learning offering Masters degrees in Space Studies, Space Management, and Business …  Read MoreRead More

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Curiosity Touchdown!

Congratulations to NASA and JPL on the successful touchdown of Curiosity! “Share water,”  friends! In Heinlein Prize Trust news… Heinlein Prize Trust trustee Arthur M. Dula. Recently, Mr. Dula was honored with the NSS Space Pioneer Award at the International …  Read MoreRead More

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Art DulaSpace Pioneer Award for Heinlein Prize Trust’s Art Dula

Trustee of The Heinlein Prize Trust, Arthur M. Dula, was honored with the NSS Space Pioneer Award at the International Space Development Conference. Art Dula, who is also CEO and founder of Excalibur Almaz, a private spaceflight company, chose the …  Read MoreRead More

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Falcon9Congratulations SpaceX and Elon Musk!

This morning, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft to orbit on a mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX becomes the first commercial company in history to attempt to send a spacecraft to …  Read MoreRead More

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NSS Robert A Heinlein Memorial AwardStephen Hawking Receives NSS’s Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award

In a press release dated March 28, 2012, the National Space Society (NSS) announced Dr. Stephen Hawking was the fourteenth recipient of NSS’s Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award. The NSS’s Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award (not affiliated with The Heinlein …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeA Million People on Mars?

A million people on Mars? Someday, certainly. But starting in just the next ten to twenty years, and at a budget price? That is the goal of Heinlein Prize winner, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX. In an interview with NewScientist, …  Read MoreRead More

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Heavenly Palace 1 in Orbit

The Heinlein Prize Trust offers its congratulations to the Chinese space program on this accomplishment. Said Art Dula, Trustee of The Heinlein Prize Trust, “It is a very significant step toward manned orbital stations and further manned exploration of space.”  Read MoreRead More

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Falcon9SpaceX’s Falcon9 Reaches Low Earth Orbit

June 4, 2010: The Heinlein Prize Trust Congratulates SpaceX on the successful launch of Falcon9  Read MoreRead More

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SpaceX Launches Falcon1

July 15, 2009: A partner of The Heinlein Prize Trust on events such as the Microgravity Research Competition, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced the successful launch of Falcon 1 Flight 5 launch vehicle and the precision placement of Malaysia’s RazakSAT into Earth orbit. The Heinlein Prize Trust offers its congratulations on this achievement.  Read MoreRead More

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Space Frontier FoundationFinalists Selected for the Space Frontier Foundation’s Heinlein Business Plan Competition

June 30, 2009: Space Frontier Foundation is announces the 10 finalists for the Heinlein Business Plan Competition. The winner will be announced at the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala during the NewSpace 2009 Conference.  Read MoreRead More

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EnergiaNikolai Sevastyanov Elected Head of Energia

May 29, 2005: The Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust congratulate Nikolai Sevastyanov on his election as head of Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia. His election is welcome news for all who are working for the commercial development of space industry.  Read MoreRead More

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CassiniCongratulations to the Cassini-Huygens Mission Team

January 14, 2005: The Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust congratulate the European Space Agency, NASA, JPL, and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, for their successful landing of the Huygens probe on the surface of Titan!  Read MoreRead More

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SpaceShipOneSpaceShipOne

October 4, 2004: The Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust congratulate the Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team and their successful flight of SpaceShipOne!  Read MoreRead More

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