The High Frontier: An Easier Way (July 2018), by Tom Marotta and Al Globus, reviewed by David Brandt-Erichsen. A worthy update to Gerard K. O’Neill’s seminal 1977 book The High Frontier, this book provides new ideas on a stepwise approach that can help bridge the gap between where we are now and the first orbital space settlements.read more
NASA and partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois are holding a $2.5 million competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The multi-phase challenge is designed to advance the construction...read more
The National Space Society, America's leading citizen space advocacy organization, calls attention to the fact that under its new administrator, James Bridenstine, NASA has the potential to make a major step forward in space. Moving beyond a limited usage of reusable...read more
Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity third powered flight on July 26th 2018. Image courtesy of Virgin Galactic. By Bob Brodbeck Less than two months after the previous test, Virgin Galactic on Thursday afternoon (July 26) launched its reusable Virgin spaceship (VSS) Unity to a...read more
Why Orion, Dragon 2, and Starliner are the Past – and Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS) is the Future – of Human Spaceflight
Artist's concept of the Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS) docked with the International Space Station. Image credit: SpaceX. OPINION by Dale Skran, NSS Executive Vice President Copyright 2018 A lot of space advocates (myself included!) are looking forward to the first test...read more
Saturn Run by John Standford and Ctein, reviewed by Peter Spasov. The U.S. and China race to seize technological secrets from an extraterrestrial visitor in orbit around Saturn. The book focuses on the technology and the human ingenuity to travel to Saturn in 2067, emphasizing the science behind the fiction. Space technology enthusiasts will find much to savor.read more
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