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Commentary

How Safe Can You Make Space Without Stifling Innovation and Enterprise?

06 November 2013

by rand simberg

No frontier has ever been explored or opened by making safety the highest priority.   more »

Video

Rand Simberg – The Maritime Model  |  The Moonandback Interview Documentary Project

14 June 2013

In the concluding portion of his interview with Moonandback, Rand Simberg suggests modeling space law after maritime law and forming a “space guard” modeled after the coast guard, and urges the nation to have a conversation about space safety and it’s proper place in space policy.

 

Video

Rand Simberg – Space vs. Safety | The Moonandback Interview Documentary Project

13 June 2013

In an interview at the Space Access Conference, author and space analyst Rand Simberg talks about his new book “Safe Is Not An Option: Our Futile Obsession In Spaceflight” and the reasons he felt compelled to write it.

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Commentary

Another ‘Successful Failure’ for SpaceX

05 March 2013

by rand simberg

On its last trip to the International Space Station (ISS), the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lost an engine in ascent, losing a little performance but achieving orbit anyway. On Friday’s flight   more »

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News

Space Access ’13 Conference Info & Agenda

04 March 2013

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Less than six weeks till the next Space Access Conference, April 11-13 in Phoenix Arizona.
See registration info and links, conference agenda and speaker confirmations below the break.   more »

Governmental policy decisions will affect the cost and access to space for private travel. - Image credit:  Nick Kaloterakis

Governmental policy decisions will affect the cost and access to space for private travel. - Image credit: Nick Kaloterakis

News

Five Days Left to Fund Vital Book on Human Spaceflight Safety

30 November 2012

by clark lindsey

The crowd-funding campaign to support publishing Rand Simberg’s book on spaceflight safety policy “Safe Is Not An Option: Our Futile Obsession In Spaceflight”, has gotten two thirds of the way to its goal. It needs your help!   more »

Private space property rights will be necessary in order for companies to make a profit and settlement to occur. - Image credit: NASA/MM

Private space property rights will be necessary in order for companies to make a profit and settlement to occur. - Image credit: NASA/MM

News

Property Rights in Space, Part 1 of 2: No Space Police Needed

20 August 2012

by andrew rush

Vestigial intellectual property rights in space exist, but what about general property rights in space?   more »

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Orbit

Rand Simberg’s “Space Policy Explained: Part 6

22 June 2012

Rand Simberg’s witty, acerbic video series “Space Policy Explained” has a new chapter.

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Commentary

Intellectual Property Rights and Lunar Land Grants

11 April 2012

by andrew rush

Recently, the Web (or at least the space-oriented part) has been filled with discussions, defenses, and even some dismissals of a proposal by the Space Settlement Institute   more »

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News

Space Access Conference To Get Underway April 12th

08 March 2012

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Notice has come from the organizer of an update to the program at this year’s Space Access Conference:   more »

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Video

A ‘Go’ To Build OSIRIS-REx on This Week @NASA

Here’s some of the stories trending on the weekly video magazine: OSIRIS-REx build go ahead,
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Rocket designer Tom Mueller poses with rocket engines on the SpaceX factory floor in Hawthorne, California. - Roger Gilbertson

News

Aerospace Tax Break Bill Goes to California Governor

Ten Year Moratorium on Space Hardware Aims to Keep Firms from Leaving State SACRAMENTO, CALIF.
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Concept of SNC’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft landing on the runway at Houston’s Ellington Field. - SNC

Orbit

Agreement to Explore Dream Chaser Use of Houston Space Port

Sierra Nevada and Houston Airport System Will Study Physical, Operational and Regulatory Requirements HOUSTON, Texas
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Bill will enable sRLV's to hold simultaneous commercial licenses and launch permits. - (photo) Virgin Galactic

Sub orbit

Committee Passes Bill Allowing FAA to Issue Permits and Licenses for Same Vehicle

Senate Bill Will Speed Further Development of XCOR Aerospace and Virgin Galactic Space Planes WASHINGTON,
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Concept of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft preparing to take a sample from asteroid Bennu. - NASA/Goddard

Planetary

Asteroid Sampler OSIRIS-REx Moves from Paper to Metal Bending

NASA Spacecraft Scheduled to Rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA’s team
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Video

LDSD: We Brake for Mars

A entertaining and informative video from JPL: NASA tests a supersonic parachute under Mars-like conditions
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The XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit in its shipping cradle; in the background the fuselage and liquid oxygen tank being prepped for integration and testing. - XCOR Aerospace

Sub orbit

XCOR Aerospace Receives Lynx Mark I Cockpit

Key Subsection Enables Plane Assembly to Begin MOJAVE, Calif. — XCOR Aerospace announced today that
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Video

Copernicus Satellite Sentinel-1A Rides Into Space

Sentinel-1 is the first in the family of satellites for Europe’s Copernicus program. It carries
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Part of the current U.S. Air Force space program, the X-37B space plane. - USAF

News

Will the Air Force have a Role in Deep Space?

by edward wright Lieutenant Colonel Peter Garretson asks whether the US Air Force will have
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The SOHO LASCO C2 instrument captured this image of the Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection. - ESA/NASA

Environment

Living in Space: Radiation

by liam ginty As we push toward a space settlement future, some of the earliest
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