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New Space -- preview issue of groundbreaking journal launched at FAA Commercial Space Conference

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News


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New Rochelle, NY, February 6, 2013--Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the preview issue of New Space, the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to space innovation and entrepreneurship. This groundbreaking publication facilitates the emerging multidisciplinary opportunities for space-based collaborations of industry, academia, and government agencies. The Journal will be available in print and online. The articles are available online on the New Space website.

Featuring world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, this innovative journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society, and improve the way we live. New Space is the forum in which innovative applications of emerging space-based technologies and initiatives will be discovered, identified, discussed, and applied. New Space will publish leading-edge research in all engineering, business, policy, and technology disciplines required to support and advance the new epoch of international space endeavors including commercial cargo and crew services, tourism, colonization, deep space research, and resource utilization in both the private and public sectors.

This preview issue features a powerful opening editorial by New Space Editor-in-Chief Scott Hubbard, a Roundtable discussion of the future of private space enterprise with Hubbard and panelists Steve Isakowitz (Virgin Galactic), Professor John Logsdon, PhD (The George Washington University), James R. (Russ) McMurry (The Boeing Company), George Nield, PhD (Federal Aviation Administration), Marcia S. Smith, (Space and Technology Policy Group, LLC), and New Space Associate Editor Ken Davidian (Federal Aviation Administration). The issue also includes an original article on "The B612 Foundation Sentinel Space Telescope" by Edward T. Lu (B612 Foundation), Harold Reitsema (B612 Foundation), John Troeltzsch (Ball Aerospace Corporation), and Professor Hubbard on the mission to find and track asteroids which could impact Earth.

New Space Editor-in-Chief Scott Hubbard is the Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, an expert on the emerging entrepreneurial space industry, and Director of the Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST). Professor Hubbard has been engaged in space-related research as well as program, project, and executive management for more than 35 years including 20 years with NASA, culminating as Director of NASA's Ames Research Center. Currently on the SpaceX Safety Advisory Panel, he previously served as the sole NASA representative on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, was NASA's first Mars program director and successfully restructured the entire Mars program in the wake of mission failures. His book entitled "Exploring Mars: Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery," describes his work on NASA's Mars Program. Dr. Hubbard is the founder of NASA's Astrobiology Institute, conceived the Mars Pathfinder mission with its airbag landing, and was the manager for NASA's highly successful Lunar Prospector Mission. Dr. Hubbard has received many honors including NASA's highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal.

"This powerful new journal will provide a much-needed multidisciplinary forum on the rapidly advancing engineering, business approach, and technological developments in this important field that contains great potential for benefit to humanity and our world," says Professor Hubbard.

In addition to peer-reviewed manuscripts, New Space will publish interviews with leading innovators, roundtable discussions with experts in a variety of fields, point-counter-point discussions, and briefs describing lab demonstrations and field trials.

Company founder and CEO Mary Ann Liebert comments, "New Space has a unique multidisciplinary mandate and an ability to respond with alacrity as this field moves forward. Under the leadership of Professor Hubbard, this journal will play an important role in the advancement of space technology and exploration that will benefit all countries."


About the Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Astrobiology, Disruptive Science and Technology, and Telemedicine and e-Health. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 70 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 140 Huguenot St., New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215 Phone: (914) 740-2100 (800) M-LIEBERT Fax: (914) 740-2101

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