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

65 – Understanding the CO2 Issue

Through the Spacefaring Institute™, a series of five videos on the Spacefaring Institute YouTube® channel are being posted focusing on energy and environmental security explaining why the United States should undertake an orderly transition from fossil fuels to space-based solar energy. The first video, “Understanding the CO2 Issue”, addresses the environmental Continue reading 65 – Understanding the CO2 Issue

57 – Space Review series (Part 2): US Fossil Fuel Energy Insecurity and Space Solar Power

On March 7, 2016, the second of my three-part series on world environmental and US energy security was published in The Space Review. (The PDF of the article is available here.) Author’s note: How the United States responds to the twin environmental and energy security threats created by our substantial Continue reading 57 – Space Review series (Part 2): US Fossil Fuel Energy Insecurity and Space Solar Power

55 – Becoming Spacefaring: America’s Path Forward in Space (Revised)

  In 2014, I wrote an update to the my 2008 paper, The End of Easy Energy and What to Do About It. The 2014 paper, The American Energy Security Crisis Solution—Space Solar Power, was published in the Spring, 2014, edition of the online Journal of Space Philosophy. In 2015, Continue reading 55 – Becoming Spacefaring: America’s Path Forward in Space (Revised)

34 – American Spacefaring Foundation being formed

In the paper Political Feasibility and Space Solar Power Implementation, Bob Krone and I address the need for further action to develop specific policy recommendations on implementing space solar power to resolve America’s energy security crisis. One of these recommendations is to form an American Spacefaring Foundation to bring together Continue reading 34 – American Spacefaring Foundation being formed