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Tom Rogers: From Cold Warrior to Space Tourism Prophet

Defense Official Became Space Tourism Booster
Washington Post

The longtime McLean resident never had a driver’s license — “I am not competent to drive,” he told The Washington Post in 2001 — but he had long envisioned regularly scheduled “spaceliners” ferrying tourists to orbital hotels, the moon and beyond.


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  • February 19, 2009
More on Tom Rogers

Rand Simberg has added more to his Transterrestrial blog about the late space tourism pioneer Tom Rogers. Here’s a short autobiography at NASA Quest that Tom wrote himself.

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  • February 17, 2009
Space Tourism Pioneer Tom Rogers Passes Away

Rand Simberg and Clark Lindsey are both reporting the death of space tourism pioneer Tom Rogers, who was the former head of the Space Transportation Association and chairman of the Sophron Foundation. Rogers was an early proponent of sending tourists where none had gone before. Read Rand’s tribute to his friend here. Clark also has information and links. Another noteworthy death in the space community: Konrad Dannenberg has passed away […]

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  • February 17, 2009