This site contributed an article on the top ten near term developments for vastly increased capabilities in space
Centauri Dreams talks about a light tower for propelling solar sails
Bad Astronomy talks about a quantum mechanics test at the space station
Colony Worlds indicates that future colonists should grow bamboo
Hobbyspace reports that the 2008 Lunar Lander Challenge will take place at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 24-25, 2008. This year's competition will be webcast online; the public can follow the action at the X PRIZE Foundation website www.xprize.org.
Check out the carnival of Space 58 at UniverseToday for a lot more