71 – Space Review article: An engineer’s view of what low-cost, reusable, commerical passenger space transportation means

On January 23, 2017, this article was published in The Space Review. A PDF of the article is here. The apparent intention of the Trump administration to reestablish the National Space Council has raised expectations that important improvements in national space policies and America’s space enterprise will be forthcoming. One Continue reading 71 – Space Review article: An engineer’s view of what low-cost, reusable, commerical passenger space transportation means

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

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