Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tom Rogers

Tireless commercial space advocate

From HobbySpace we learn, "Tom Rogers, a pioneer in spaceflight commercialization and space tourism has died. Rogers was a president of the Space Transportation Association and a chairman of the Sophron Foundation.

From this page at Space Quest he provided some of his background., and we are referred also to an article by Robert Hodierne : Space Tourism: They used to laugh at the idea of space tourism. They aren't laughing anymore - Washington Post - December 9 2001.

Space Future has a compendium of papers and articles by Rogers."

A comrade at the Space Transportation Association claims, "without Tom Rogers, there would simply be no NewSpace, Period."

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