Blue Origin vs. Washington Post

The Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos) published a January 31 editorial, "NASA keeps falling victim to presidential whims," which prompted Blue Origin (also owned by Jeff Bezos) to respond with a February 18 ad in the Post with a different point of view. NASA...

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You Have To Believe We Are Magic: Gerard K. O’Neill Enters the 1980s

This Space Available by Emily Carney. In the last installment of this series, we saw Dr. Brian O’Leary trade his “cup of tea” – a career in astronomy, and aiding in Gerard K. O’Neill’s space settlement initiatives – for an unlikely new path that would become the subject of much derision among his former colleagues. While O’Leary rather pointedly abandoned the ideas of his friend and colleague, O’Neill himself would adapt to the new decade surprisingly well after his first flush of fame abated, and when his treatises about space settlements and futurism lost some of their luster with the public.

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2020 SpaceX Preview

Having just written a recap of SpaceX activities in 2019, it seemed natural to follow with a preview of 2020. In no particular order, we can expect: January 11, 2020: The in-flight abort test that supports the Commercial Crew program. This test was delayed out of 2019...

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