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Published by Robin on Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:34 am
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Sam Dinkin, a frequent contributor to The Space Review, has put up The Space Journalism Prize for the best article promoting human spacefaring that appeared in a print or web publication during 2004. The entries will be judged with help from celebrity space journalists Jeff Foust and Clark Lindsey. Outstanding work must be nominated by its author at www.spacejournalism.com before March 31, 2005.

Meanwhile, Sam Dinkin has questions in this week’s issue of The Space Review:

Virgin Galactic posted a signup last year for its mailing list. They include one question about your interest: “Would you consider putting down a deposit for a ride when we are ready for you to do so?” From this has been extrapolated over a billion dollars of promises. At the projected ticket price of £115,000 ($220,000 at Friday’s exchange rate, $190,000 at the time of the announcement), there were 7,000 people who were willing to say “Yes! Where do I sign?” Richard Branson announced this number as if he had £805 million in the bank and went unchallenged. As far as I know, no one has been asked to put down any money to reserve a seat on Virgin Galactic. Have the press corps turned into mindless robots?

continued at http://thespacereview.com/article/334/1

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