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A rare and rewarding book. The author goes into the complexity of both spacesuit design and quality management in straightforward language. Without stinting on detail he explains things in language those without an engineering background can easily understand. Along the way he tells a story that is engaging and entertaining.
By Dale Skran, NSS CEO On January 20th SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. The first stage safely returned to Earth, landing on the drone ship “Just Read the Instructions.” Just another day on the Cape for...
This Space Available, By Emily Carney. Who are giants? They aren’t always those who fly in space; some happen to write about space. Some spaceflight books occupy a permanent space on bookshelves, and 1988’s The Soviet Manned Space Programme (published by Salamander in the United Kingdom, and by Crown in the United States) – written by the late British Interplanetary Society (BIS) space historian Philip Clark – is one of those volumes.
By Bob Brodbeck Activities in the suborbital space tourism arena indicate that it is highly likely this business will finally become operational, flying paying passengers to space, this year. Earlier today at their west Texas facility, Blue Origin successfully...
This book dishes out glimpses into everyday life in space in bite-size pieces, making an easy to read and convenient for making good use of short time windows. It contains a nice balance of nitty-gritty details of living in space and the emotional and intellectual analyses of the experiences.
By Fisher Smith, NSS Legal Fellow Why should we spend the money, effort and time focusing on outer space exploration and development? After all, it’s a very expensive process to get resources, people and infrastructure into space. Wouldn’t that money be better spent...
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