Another False Step for Mankind?

The Orion capsule was successfully tested last week. For those who don’t know, the Orion is NASA’s future crew capable capsule, which will hopefully be used to explore to the moon and beyond. The capsule was tested on December 5, 2014, lofted into space for a very short time and then reentered the Earth’s atmosphere […]

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SpaceX’s Own Spaceport Will Not Affect NASA or DoD Operations, Part 1

Yesterday, I expanded on a Space Review post of the possible reasons Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) is moving launch operations to Texas.  The company believes it will conduct about 12 launches a year from its own space launch complexes near Brownsville, Texas.  Such a launch rate is more than triple SpaceX’s 2013 launch rate of 3 […]

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Croney and the Bandit (Or Why Space Needs Full Privatization)

This most definitely is opinion.  There must be some doubt about the effectiveness of Alabama Senator Richard Shelby’s legislative poison pill against new space launch providers like SpaceX and Orbital.  Another attack has been launched, this time against SpaceX’s credibility of how it builds and operates its rockets.  The attack comes from three Representatives (we’ll […]

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