On February 29, 2016, the first 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 dependence Continue reading 56 – Space Review series (Part 1): The Paris Climate Agreement and Space Solar Power
In 2008, I wrote a Spacefaring America blog entry focusing on the upcoming presidential elections. Barack Obama won that election and, as is now very clear, his administration had absolutely no interest in America’s space program. As our elected president, his prerogative was to do what he wished within the Continue reading 46 – Let’s make 2016 a very important year for America’s spacefaring future
Internal advertisement—if you have not already done so, please take 12 minutes to watch my video on space solar power available at http://spacesolarpower.us. On January 26, 2012, former House Speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave a campaign speech in Florida outlining his vision of the future Continue reading 30 – Newt Gingrich’s campaign speech on space
Series recap: This series began, over a year ago, at the conclusion of the National Security Space Office’s (NSSO) 2007 ad hoc study of space-based solar power or, as most refer to it, space solar power (SSP). My primary involvement with the NSSO study focused on the spacefaring Continue reading 25 – Space Solar Power and America’s Energy Future (Part 6)
A key tenet of a true spacefaring nation is the ability to provide safe and routine access to space for its citizens. Europe appears to be on the verge of taking a critical step forward to the front of the line with the June 13, 2007, announcement by the Continue reading 13 – Is Europe stepping to the front of the line on commercial suborbital flight?