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  Gamerz-Edge.com -- Space Hack Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Space Hack doesn’t offer a ton of little options or controls that a lot of bigger budget RPG games offer like multiplayer or camera control, but it does offer a strong, consistent dose of action.
Space Hack isn’t the deepest RPG you will play, but it is deep for a good old fashioned hack and slash RPG.
Space Hack is for anyone that is looking for a long, fine action RPG game in the hack and slash style of Diablo.
www.gamerz-edge.com /pc/reviews/spacehack.html   (915 words)

  
 Edge: THE CREW OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA
The death of the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia has been represented by the media as a tragedy not just for the individuals but for American values—as if democracy, liberty and Christianity were part of the payload.
Speaking at their press conference from space on Friday, each in turn talked of how he or she felt themselves a part of the trans human quest to know more and go further—and each emphasised how the view from space revealed the absurdity of narrow political or religious divisions.
However, no space travellers would be venturing into the unknown to the extent that the great terrestrial navigators were: those early pioneers had far less foreknowledge of what they might encounter in the regions where ancient cartographers wrote "here be dragons".
www.edge.org /3rd_culture/columbia/columbia.html   (6046 words)

  
 Kármán line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some people (including the FAI in some of their publications) also use the expression "edge of space" to refer to a very vaguely defined (essentially undefined) region below the actual 100 km boundary to space, which is often meant to include substantially lower regions as well.
Thus, certain balloon or airplane flights might be described as "reaching the edge of space", when they really don't even go half as high as 100 km up.
Although the United States does not officially define a "boundary of space", the definition of an astronaut is one who has flown above 50 miles above mean sea level, which is still held today.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edge_of_space   (687 words)

  
 Edge Into Space Judges
He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions and extended stays on both Mir and the International Space Station.
He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, and holds the record for most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes.
Edge Into Space is exactly the type of inspiring and memorable project we need in schools today.
www.edgeintospace.com /judges.asp   (364 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Have Spaceplane Will Travel
The company is eager to make space travel as safe, convenient, and routine as air transportation, with work ramping up on their Rocketplane XP design.
In addition to the XP spaceplane, the company is delving into future space vehicle activity that is expected to have a high return on investment, Lauer explained.
They are risk takers, space thrill-seekers, and adventurers, she said, and shouldn’t be associated with someone just camera-clicking away.
www.space.com /businesstechnology/technology/rocketplane_050224.html   (979 words)

  
 NuclearSpace: Could the U.S. be Losing it's Edge in Space Venturing?
In the civilian commercial world, space is represented by its ability to deliver amusement, transportation and telecommunication; in the military world it is its ability to provide surveillance, possibly a clear missile defense and to have the offensive strike available.
As civil space projects go, "Commit to a progressive extension of human presence in space by improving human and robotic exploration of the solar system and Universe", he said in a recent article.
But, in our region of empty space it amounts to 1 hydrogen atom in every cubic centimeter; you can thank the planet Jupiter for that, since most of the solar system's free standing Hydrogen other than the Sun is trapped on Jupiter.
www.nuclearspace.com /a_spaceventre.htm   (2124 words)

  
 Chapter 3 -- Where Does Space Begin?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An aerodynamic engineer might say that space begins when there is not enough of an atmosphere for an aircraft's control surfaces to operate the craft.
Obviously space does not start at the surface of the Earth because that is where our atmosphere pragmatically begins.
At this altitude space is dark; the stars no longer shimmer, but are hard points of light.
www.space.edu /projects/book/chapter3.html   (1259 words)

  
 Gamerz-Edge Office Space: Special Edition with Flair! Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The white-collar working world is a maddening place when you’re working in a cubicle within earshot of corporate accounts payable receptionists, maltempered printer-copier machines, romancing squirrels, and a man more concerned with his stapler than the lives of the invalids around him.
Welcome to Office Space; widely considered to be the ultimate snapshot of the “soft underbelly of corporate America,” it has catapulted into the status of a cult classic over the course of its existence on DVD.
During Office Space specifically, he must have been having conjugal visits with his conversational expertise, because the dialogue and reactions of the characters in his film are spot-on and instantly familiar.
www.gamerz-edge.com /dvd/reviews/officespace.html   (1040 words)

  
 Next Adventure: Space Travel
Thanks to an entrepreneur's daring flight to the very edge of space, and his safe return an hour and half later, space travel may the newest adventure for those who have done it all.
Space Adventures, founded in 1997, claims to have 100 customers who have paid a $10,000 deposit for a space flight.
Space hotels will vary, just like those on earth, but at least initially, expect them to be spartan.
www.aarp.org /travel/destinations/us_canada/a2005-07-19-outerspace.html   (890 words)

  
 To the edge of space for £1,000 | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Space shuttle set for take-off with fourth British astronaut
From the edge of space a tiny camera captures the dramatic curvature of the Earth, during a test flight that is one small step for Cambridge University students aiming to launch a rocket into space for under £1,000.
The launch, part of Project Nova, will pave the way for balloon flights to carry scientific experiments designed by local schools and ultimately a rocket capable of delivering payloads into space for a tiny fraction of the present cost.
www.guardian.co.uk /space/article/0,,1875740,00.html   (229 words)

  
 Welcome to Edge Space Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a teammate, Edge Space Systems will provide engineering services for formulation, design, development, fabrication, integration, testing, verification, and operations of space flight hardware.
Our SGT Team, with teammates Edge Space Systems, Ball Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, and Sigma Space, is conducting Open House sessions to celebrate the SGT Team Win, introduce our key management personnel, and meet the MSES incumbent staff and other qualified candidates.
Edge Space Systems, a woman-owned small business, was founded with the goal of providing superior engineering design and analysis services to the aerospace community.
www.edgespacesystems.com   (228 words)

  
 Amazon.com: At the Edge of Space: The X-15 Flight Program: Books: Milton O. Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Edge of Space — Fly the MiG-25 to the edge of space for the thrill of a lifetime!
"At the Edge of Space" describes the conduct of this program from the first flight on June 8, 1959, until the 199th and final flight on October 28, 1968.
As it is, "At the Edge of Space" will stand as benchmark to begin analysis of this important research program.
www.amazon.com /At-Edge-Space-Flight-Program/dp/1560981075   (2146 words)

  
 CNN.com - Record-setting balloon skirts edge of space - August 29, 2002
The mammoth airship had a volume of 60 million cubic feet (1.7 million cubic meters) and reached a height of 30.5 miles (49 km), according to the space agency.
In May, a Japanese balloon set the world altitude record for unmanned balloons, according to the main institute dedicated to space and aeronautical science in Japan.
The balloon soared to 33 miles (53 km), slightly higher than the previous record that stood for 30 years, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science said.
cnn.com /2002/TECH/space/08/29/balloon.record/index.html   (426 words)

  
 On the Cutting Edge of Space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Previously a field operating agency of the Army chief of staff, the Arlington, Va.-based SMDC is now the Army component of the joint U.S. Space Command, in Colorado Springs, Colo. SMDC is also the Army's proponent for space and national missile defense and the integrator for theater missile defense.
U.S. Army Space Command (Forward), known as USARSPACE, in Colorado Springs, is a component of SMDC.
Other possibilities for the future include overhead sensors that could provide images equivalent to those of 100 merged TV pictures; airborne or overhead sensors to detect camouflaged targets; unmanned aerial vehicles to detect chemical and biological threats; and technology that would describe the battlefield by identifying weapon signatures and distinguishing one system from another.
www.army.mil /soldiers/may1998/text/t-space2.html   (902 words)

  
 Microbes from edge of space revived - 17 December 2002 - New Scientist
Microbes collected from the edge of space have been brought back to life in the lab.
How the bugs got there is not known, but there are three possibilities: they were carried up on winds, they sneaked into the samples on Earth or they have flown through space and are aliens making their way down to our planet.
If the microbes were indeed drifting in from space, Wickramasinghe calculates that up to a tonne could be landing each year, based on the density of microbes found in the air samples.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn3186   (545 words)

  
 Winging It Takes Aviators To The Edge Of Space
When Rutan referred to his notion of the future, or 'space for the rest of us', the 'us' he refers to is not high-tech.
When thousands of people have gone to space, you - the carbon-based folks who are produced by unskilled labor - will discover that you are the best payload to take into space.
Mojave Aerospace Ventures has won the X Prize and has been presented with a $10 million prize in St. Louis, Mo. The space race winners, lead by aviation pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire Paul Allen, were presented with their prize Saturday at the St. Louis Science Center, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday.
www.spacedaily.com /news/xprize-04zq.html   (1072 words)

  
 Space Adventures — Edge of Space: MiG-25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Space Adventures invites you to see the Earth as you never have before, from nearly three times the altitude of Mt. Everest!
The only people higher than you during your flight will be the astronauts and Space Adventures clients on the space station.
This Step to Space will immerse you in the sights, sounds, and feelings that have come to define space flight.
www.spaceadventures.com /steps/edge   (622 words)

  
 Space Adventures — Experience < Edge of Space — MiG–25 Program
Nothing, however, can simulate the view from space like the cockpit of a MiG25 from a breathtaking vista of 82,000 ft (25 km).
Nearly three times the altitude of Everest, your view directly overhead fades into the darkness of space.
It is used as a testing facility for the country’s top aircraft design and construction bureaus.
sa.qa.elro.com /steps/edge/experience   (740 words)

  
 Edge space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
between the edge space and the vertex space of G.
It maps each edge to its two incident vertices.
The cycle space and the cut space are linear subspaces of the edge space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edge_space   (241 words)

  
 The International Space Raffle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Space used to be accessible only to a small elite of professional astronauts.
Today, several private companies offer to take so called “space tourists” on space adventures that include day trips to the edge of space or even a week long stay on a space station.
It is easy to participate, and the International Space Raffle is open to residents of most countries.
www.spaceraffle.com   (499 words)

  
 Trilegiant - Press Releases
The free Space Adventures® trip, which was valued at $18,995, included travel to Moscow, hotel accommodations and the flight from the Zhukovsky Air Force Base outside Moscow.
Space Adventures®, a leading space flight experiences and space tourism company, offers a wide range of programs, from Zero Gravity and Edge of Space flights, cosmonaut training and space flight qualification programs to reservations on future sub-orbital spacecraft.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, with an office in Moscow, Russia, Space Adventures is the only company to have successfully launched private individuals to the International Space Station.
www.trilegiant.com /media/press_release.cgi/Corporate/104   (755 words)

  
 Dan Holdsworth: At the Edge of Space, Parts 1–3 : New Visions: contemporary art at the Museum : Partnerships & ...
The exhibition – 'At the Edge of Space, Parts 1–3' – focuses on the artist's interest in communicating the invisible realms of time and space, featuring work from the series At the Edge of Space (1999) and The Gregorian (2005), alongside the new commission Hyperborea (2006).
At the Edge of Space is a series of photographs was taken at the European Space Agency’s spaceport at Kourou in Guiana, South America.
Nestled in a jungle landscape of collapsed cave systems, this man-made structure is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope and is capable of picking up the faintest radio waves from the edges of space.
www.nmm.ac.uk /server/show/ConWebDoc.20950   (538 words)

  
 Airship groomed for flight to edge of space - The New Space Race - MSNBC.com
But for JP Aerospace, the California-based company that built the airship for the military, the flight would represent just one more small step toward an even bigger conceptual leap: a system of floating platforms that gossamer spaceships could use as high-altitude way stations.
Powell and his team of almost 50 volunteers are also working on two other balloon-based craft that go beyond the bounds of the current Air Force program: a high-altitude platform dubbed the "Dark Sky Station," and a 6,000-foot-long (1.8-kilometer-long) Orbital Ascender that would travel from the station to orbit.
It's parked at the edge of space, as a permanent manned facility," he explained.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5025388   (1704 words)

  
 CNN.com - Private craft soars into space, history - Jun 23, 2004
After a brief glide, Melvill ignited the spacecraft's engines and ascended into space at Mach 3, three times the speed of sound.
The trim surfaces were reconfigured for landing and then remained unused as Melvill guided SpaceShipOne back to a comfortable landing.
The nonprofit X Prize Foundation is sponsoring the contest to promote the development of a low-cost, efficient craft for space tourism in the same way prize competitions stimulated commercial aviation in the early 20th century.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/06/21/suborbital.test/index.html   (1104 words)

  
 Edge of Space Sciences - Stratospheric High Altitude Helium Ballooning
The EOSS Web Site was first launched on 15 Jan, 1995 Ever since EOSS obtained its own domain name our site has been archived sporadically by the "Wayback" archive.
Edge of Space Sciences Inc. is a volunteer organization comprised of individuals with expertise in the process of flying stratospheric high altitude helium balloons.
We fly both plastic and latex balloons and handle payloads from several grams to, generally, a maximum of around 10 kilograms.
www.eoss.org   (104 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Private Rocket SpaceShipOne Makes Third Rocket-Powered Flight
Chalk up another booming flight of the privately-backed SpaceShipOne, the piloted rocket plane designed to soar to the edge of space and glide to a runway landing.
In a post-flight statement from the company, the SpaceShipOne team reported that their space plane flew to 212,000 feet altitude, almost 41 miles.
This federal paperwork gave Scaled Composites the go-ahead to fly a string of sub-orbital flights for a one-year period - the first license to authorize piloted flight on a sub-orbital trajectory.
www.space.com /businesstechnology/technology/rutan_flight_040513.html   (1089 words)

  
 They Hover On The Edge Of Space
Some scientists think they're seeded by space dust.
The mesosphere is not only very cold (-125 C), but also very dry--"one hundred million times dryer than air from the Sahara desert." Nevertheless, NLCs are made of water.
"Perhaps," he speculates, "the source is space itself." Every day Earth sweeps up tons of meteoroids--tiny bits of debris from comets and asteroids.
www.spacedaily.com /news/weather-03c.html   (920 words)

  
 Cutting Edge >> Space | CNET News.com
Space agency postpones Discovery's liftoff because of thick, low clouds at the Florida launch site.
With a bold exterior design, cool interior style and options including a DVD-based Navigation System and Panoramic Vista Roof™, Edge is the total package for the tech-minded.
The All-New Edge is your ticket to engaging entertainment, endless flexibility and energetic performance.
news.com.com /2002-11397_3-0.html   (317 words)

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