The latest batch of articles is out at the Space Review, and once again Jeff Foust has assembled a fine collection of thoughtful commentary.
Before we get to that, I have to add my voice to the others who have marvelled recently at the one-man space publishing phenomenon that is Jeff Foust. Michael Belfiore started it here, and Dan Schrimpsher seconded (it’s buried in the middle of his own rather prodigious post), and I’d like to add my vote as well. Jeff not only publishes Space Today, the definitive space wire service, and The Space Review, he also finds the time to run a couple of really good blogs, Space Politics and Personal Spaceflight. Oh, and he holds down a full time day job at Futron as well.
My hat’s off to you Jeff, I have no idea how you do it, but I sure do appreciate it.
But back to this week’s articles:
That Kitty Hawk moment by Bob Clarebrough makes the point that, although the flight of SpaceShipOne was one of those moments that changes everything, it will be a while before the world at large comes to fully appreciate it.
In Small steps forward for NewSpace, Jeff Foust (if editing it weren’t enough, TSR always has an article or two written by Jeff as well!) takes stock of progress in the New Space industry, as reported at the recent Space Access Society conference.
Taylor Dinerman examines the recent announcement about US-China space cooperation in Cooperation with China: still dancing on eggs.
In Selling space exploration in uncertain times, Eric Hedman looks at space policy and the next election cycle.
And to top it all off, (the indefatigable) Jeff Foust reviews the novel Challenger Park.