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The People of NewSpace: Rand Simberg, part 2 – The Maritime Model

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.

 

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The People of NewSpace: Rand Simberg, part 1 – Space vs. Safety

13 June 2013

In an interview at the Space Access 2013 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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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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The People of NewSpace: Rand Simberg, part 2 – An Industry Grows With Many Approaches

08 March 2012

AT NSRC, author and analyst Rand Simberg talks with MM about the current companies involved in building suborbital spacecraft, their differences and their expectations for the coming year, and takes on what he calls our “irrational obsession with spaceflight safety”.

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The People of NewSpace: Rand Simberg, part 1 – Writing About Space

07 March 2012

Rand Simberg talks with MM about ten years of writing on the subjects of space and space policy, about the Competitive Enterprise Institute where he is currently an adjunct scholar, and the growth of the Next Generation Suborbital Researchers conference over its three year history.

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The People of NewSpace: Rand Simberg, part 2 – Space Policy Is Not Important

02 September 2011

In the second part of his interview with Moonandback Media at NewSpace 2011, Rand Simberg talks about advocating for space tourism, his writings and his blog, and contends that space policy is not important.

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The People of NewSpace: Rand Simberg, part 1 – NewSpace As Mainstream?

01 September 2011

At NewSpace 2011 in Mountain View, California, Rand Simberg talks about NASA officials’ unaccustomed involvement in the NewSpace conference, and comments on current political realities and policies.

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News

Rand Simberg’s “Space Policy Explained, Part 5″

25 August 2011

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

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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 »

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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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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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