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
On January 9, 2017, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.) In the 1990s, I began to focus on how to build an integrated spacefaring logistics infrastructure to open outer space to true commercial human spacefaring operations. While the United States has Continue reading 70 – Space Review article: Should NASA build spacefaring logistics infrastructure?
On December 12, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.) Author’s note: This article mostly recapped comments that I made in articles published earlier in 2016 at The Space Review. The political, economic, and energy security potential of space-based sustainable energy Continue reading 69 – Space Review article: A Trump Administration path to advance commercial space solar power
On April 4, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF version of the article is here.) The United States is transitioning from a primary reliance on fossil fuels to greater use of sustainable natural and nuclear energy sources. There are two reasons for this transition. The Continue reading 60 – Space Review article: Federal Legislation to Jumpstart Space Solar Power
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)