46 – Let’s make 2016 a very important year for America’s spacefaring future

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

30 – Newt Gingrich’s campaign speech on space

  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

20 – What to tell the next President about realizing America’s potential in space

The following is an essay published in The Space Review on February 4, 2008. =====   The start of the new presidential administration in 2009 will be a critical time for America’s non-military space efforts. The Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) has pronounced Bush administration fingerprints and may not have the Continue reading 20 – What to tell the next President about realizing America’s potential in space

19 – Space solar power and America’s energy future (Part 3)

Part 1 is here.Part 2 is here.   In Part 2 of this series, I identified my list of priorities for the criteria to select long-term future energy sources for America. This list is:   Energy acceptability Energy economic opportunity Energy assuredness and energy affordability Energy sufficiency and energy availability Continue reading 19 – Space solar power and America’s energy future (Part 3)

14 – Becoming a true spacefaring amerca

  The following is the opening of my opinion article published at the on-line The Space Review on September 4, 2007.  This article discuses the important role of spacefaring logistics in opening the space frontier and why addressing this need should be important to the next presidential administration.  The full Continue reading 14 – Becoming a true spacefaring amerca