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Frontier Spaceport “Opens” in Second Life

Opening Day* at Frontier Spaceport – Thursday September 6, 2007
3 PM until 9 PM Second Life Time (PDT)
** Special Event at 6 PM **
Exclusive preview of summary report by Coyote Watanabe about National Security Space Office study on Space-Based Solar Power. Coyote Watanabe is Colonel M.V. “Coyote” Smith, leader of the NSSO study.

*Note: Frontier Spaceport has been open under construction since it came online. Opening Day is strictly a formality, and does not mean the place is finished. It’s a work in progress — change is good!

Event Schedule:

3 PM — Welcome to Frontier Spaceport
Launch Pad, Space Studies Institute (191, 183, 27)

Rocket Sellers (Robin Snelson, Space Studies Institute Senior Advisor and Space Frontier Foundation Advocate) reveals the purpose and goals of Frontier Spaceport — a joint research and outreach project in development for SFF and SSI. Thanks to Frontier Spaceport’s core development team, supporters and participants.

4 PM — Oregon L5 on the Moon
Launch Pad, Space Studies Institute (191, 183, 27)

Good neighbors Ariel Miranda, Prng Flagstaff and Sine Arrow talk about Oregon L5 Society’s research into using lava tubes on the Moon and Mars for habitats, and how it led them to model their work in Second Life, first on NASA CoLab project plot and now on National Space Society’s new island.

5 PM — The Rocketeers
Rocket Class at Space Frontier, Space Frontier (60, 193, 27)

Rocket Class with instructor Jimbo Perhaps (Jim Botaitis) returns as Rocket Workshop, a community project to solve Second Life’s rocketry challenges: spaceplanes, reusable rockets, vertical takeoff vertical landers, multiple rocket engines, staged rockets, advanced propulsion — sharing expertise on building, texturing and scripting real rockets of today and the very near future.

6 PM — Space Solar Power
Launch Pad, Space Studies Institute (191, 183, 27)

Exclusive preview of summary report by Coyote Watanabe about National Security Space Office study on Space-Based Solar Power. Coyote Watanabe is Colonel M.V. “Coyote” Smith, leader of the NSSO study.

7 PM — Space Cynic and Rocket Revolutionary

Launch Pad, Space Studies Institute (191, 183, 27)
Rsquared Pye (Space Cynic Shubber Ali) and Swenson Oh (Space Studies Institute vice president Lee Valentine) on the biggest challenge to becoming spacefaring — the cost of launch to orbit.

8 PM — Social
Launch Pad, Space Studies Institute (191, 183, 27)

For later, places of Interest on and over Frontier Spaceport ~
Rocket Travel is encouraged when going to space, and free rockets can be found around the spaceport — but in a pinch, a landmark will get you there.

Welcome Space Pioneers!, Space Frontier (201, 54, 23)
Find helpful freebies in the Tool Shed, free rockets, and a seat around the campfire where you can listen to The Space Show live or archived.

Armadillo Tour to Orbit U, Space Studies Institute (137, 178, 28)
Take the scenic ride on a prototype Armadillo modular rocket to Orbit U in space above SSI.

Frontier Spaceport, Space Studies Institute (67, 155, 28)
Headquarters building with roof deck, view of spaceport.


Orbit U, Space Studies Institute (217, 179, 670)

Campus in space for seminars, classes and conferences.

Mir Space Station, Space Studies Institute (166, 151, 685)

Space Power Project, Space Studies Institute (137, 178, 28)
National Security Space Office study on space-based solar power. Ignore warning signs, jump the fence and find out what’s going on inside the hangar.


Sun Tower satellite, Space Studies Institute (174, 72, 477)

One design for a solar power satellite.

Jimbo Perhaps Rocket Garden, Space Frontier (53, 16, 601)
Mad Rocket Scientist sky workshop.

Adluna Lander Challenge, Space Frontier (207, 193, 26)
Adluna Dagger’s Lunar Lander Challengers get ready for the X Prize Cup.


Space Frontier Sandbox, Space Frontier (187, 89, 26)

You too can build real rockets and space projects for the 21st century ~

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