Category Archives: 1. Science Fiction

Thoughts of Extinction

Since Threshold was canceled, I’ve become an avid watcher of Invasion. I was a big fan of Sean Cassidy’s other project, American Gothic, and this show has a lot of similarities. But that’s not what I’ve come here to talk about. Yesterday, I read in the news about the last male purebred Columbia Basin pygmy […]

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Got Kids in K-12?

Contest Can Encourage their Interest in Space. ZG Aerospace, a company dedicated to making space exploration available for all, is offering students in grades K-12 the opportunity to send a school science project into space. Entries for the ‘Space Project Contest’ must be received by June 15, 2006. The top 3 entrants will have their […]

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Space Couture

We’re barely there and already a designer is planning for fashion forward space tourists! Last month marked the deadline for a unique fashion design competition: the Hyper Space Couture Design Contest. Entrants designed “Microgravity Wear for the First Generation of Space Tourism.” The designer behind this competition is Eri Matsui, a fashion designer from Japan […]

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Robo Receptionist

People Staff of Nagoya, Japan, wants Hello Kitty to greet visitors when they come into an office. Well, at least a robot receptionist modeled after the popular icon. In February of this year, they launched Robot Dispatch, where Japanese companies can rent an electronic receptionist in the shape of characters such as Hello Kitty for […]

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Space Tourism Update: Spaceport Planned for Singapore

Space Adventures Ltd, the company that took the world’s first three space tourists to the International Space Station, is working with a consortium in Singapore on a $115 million base to launch rockets for suborbital flights. “The commercial possibilities of space tourism are enormous,” Nick Marrett, founder of Octtane and member of the consortium said. […]

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