22 – Assessing the Practicality of Scramjet-Powered, Single-Stage Aerospaceplanes

  The following is an essay published in The Space Review on March 31, 2008.  This essay responds to a earlier Space Review essay by Eric Hedman.   ======   Assessing the Practicality of Scramjet-Powered, Single-Stage Aerospaceplanes   By Mike Snead   Clearly, the United States needs improved space access Continue reading 22 – Assessing the Practicality of Scramjet-Powered, Single-Stage Aerospaceplanes

Response to reader comments on SA Blog 17

A comment provided on my SA blog 17 asked several questions.  This blog provides my responses. =====As the former NASA manager who ran the SSPS studies in the late 70s, a few words. SBSP will never get off the ground, to coin a phrase. Why? Here are a few reasons. Continue reading Response to reader comments on SA Blog 17

18 – Aerospaceplanes and Space Solar Power

  The following is an essay published in The Space Review on December 4, 2007.  This essay responds to a earlier Space Review essay by Taylor Dinnerman.   ===== Taylor Dinerman’s recent Space Review essay, “The chicken and the egg: RLV’s and space-based solar power,” (The Space Review, November 19,2007) Continue reading 18 – Aerospaceplanes and Space Solar Power