The Space Review: this week’s articles

Eric Hedman thinks that alt.space startups should be asking themselves some tough questions to enhance their business plans and chances of success. Jeff Foust reviews the latest space IMAX movie, about the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, in Review: Roving Mars in IMAX. Andrew Turner describes the Aquarius system, which … Continue reading

The Write Stuff interviews Mike Griffin

Another new space blog has entered the blogosphere and this one, The Write Stuff by Michael Cabbage of the Orlando Sentinel, is starting off with a bang by interviewing NASA administrator Mike Griffin. Lots of interesting stuff to be had here, including Mike’s thoughts on COTS: The space station market … Continue reading

Self-Repairing Spacecraft

In an article titled “Spacecraft, Heal Thyself” the European Space Agency introduces the results of a new study to develop spacecraft that can self-repair. Thanks to the new study funded by ESA’s General Studies Programme, and carried out by the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, UK, engineers have … Continue reading

Space briefs…or what I missed during my holiday vacation

Yes Mr. President…um…ma’am The other day Bob Werb, co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation had a conversation with the President of the United States. Well, not exactly… In a piece titled “What If…” Bob relates a little thought exercise on what if you had the ear of the President in … Continue reading

Ascending into space: John Powell talks about JP Aerospace – part one

John Powell is the president and founder of JP Aerospace. All through his youth, he dreamed of building spacecraft – and that’s exactly what he’s been doing ever since. With advanced balloon, airship and rocket systems, and even his own free flight experiment payload program, John and his team have … Continue reading

Mike Griffin gets it

Hey everyone – lets stop bitching about “Apollo on steroids” for a minute or two, and listen to what the NASA administrator actually has to say about space commerce and NewSpace participation in the Vision for Space Exploration. We may not agree with everything, but we might be pleasantly surpised: … Continue reading

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