Books & Reports

Space Exploration – All That Matters

David Ashford, Hodder, 2013

Spaceflight Revolution

David AshfordImperial College Press 2002

A Preliminary Feasibility Study of the Spacecab Low-Cost Spaceplane and of the Spacecab Demonstrator
Bristol Spaceplanes Limited Report TR 6, February 1994

Carried out under European Space Agency Contract No. 10411/93/F/TB

Your Spaceflight Manual

How You Could be a Tourist in Space Within Twenty Years

David Ashford and Patrick Collins

Headline Publishing, 1990

Papers and Articles

The Great Space Scandal

  • by David Ashford, published in the Journal of the Institution of Engineering Designers, November 2009.

The Aviation Approach to Space Transportation

  • by David Ashford, published in the Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, August 2008.

New Commercial Opportunities in Space

  • by David Ashford, invited paper to the Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Februrary 2007.

Flying Into The Future: Spaceflight Revolution

  • by David Ashford, excepted from 100 Years of Powered Flight 1903-2003, Brigade 2000 Ltd in association with the Royal Aeronautical Socety.

The Imminent Space Revolution – How the UK Can Take the Lead

  • by D M Ashford, Presented to Institution of Incorporated Engineers, October 1998.

Space Tourism – The Key to Low Cost Access to Space

  • by David Ashford, Presented at the 1998 ESA EXPLOSPACE Workshop, Sardinia, October 1998

Funding the Development of a Space Tourism Industry

  • by D M Ashford, Presented at the International Symposium on Space Tourism, Bremen, 20-22 March 1997.

Space Tourism – How Soon Will It Happen?

  • by D M Ashford. Presented at 1997 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Snowmass, Colorado, Feb 1-8.

A Development Strategy for Space Tourism

  • by David Ashford, Bristol Spaceplanes Limited. JBIS February 1997 IAA-95-IAA.1.2.10. Presented at 46th International Astronautical Congress, October 2-6, 1995, Oslo

The Spacecab Demonstrator Project

  • by D M Ashford, Aeronautical Journal of the R Ae Soc, June 1995

The Microsonic Project

  • by D M Ashford. World Aerospace International 1992

The Commercial Demand for Space Stations

  • by D M Ashford. JBIS, July 1991.

The Prospects for Space Tourism

  • by D M Ashford. Tourism Management, June 1990

The Prospects for European Aerospace Transporters

  • by D M Ashford and P Q Collins, Aeronautical Journal, Jan, Feb and March 1989.

Potential Economic Implications of the Development of Space Tourism

  • by P Q Collins and D M Ashford, IAA-86-446, Presented at 37th IAF Congress, Innsbruck, October 1986.

Spacecab II – A Low-Cost Small Shuttle for Britain

  • by D M Ashford. Aerospace February 1986.

Spacecab II: A Small Shuttle

  • by D M Ashford. Spaceflight, January 1985.

The Aeroplane Approach to Launch Vehicle Design

  • by D M Ashford. JBIS April 1984. Presented at the 18th European Space Symposium, London, June 1983.

Space Tourism – the Key to the Universe?

  • by D M Ashford. Spaceflight, March 1984.

Project Spacecab – A Minimum Cost Orbital Taxi

  • by D M Ashford. JBIS, January 1981. Presented at 17th European Space Symposium, London, June 1980.

General Purpose Spacelab Subsatellite Bus Based on Sounding Rocket Technology

  • by D M Ashford. Proceedings of ESRANGE Symposium, Ajaccio, April 1978.

A Development Strategy for a Small European Shuttle

  • by D M Ashford. Presented at BIS Space Study Meeting, London. May 1975.

Boost Glide Vehicles for Long Range Transport

  • by D M Ashford. J R Ae Soc, July 1965.