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

70 – Space Review article: Should NASA build spacefaring logistics infrastructure?

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?

69 – Space Review article: A Trump Administration path to advance commercial space solar power

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

64 – Space Review article: Petitioning the US to take the lead in space solar power – UPDATE 2

On May 31, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.)   UPDATE: Links have been restored. Author’s note: I suggest readers should first ask themselves two key questions: Do you believe fossil fuels should be replaced with sustainable energy? If so, Continue reading 64 – Space Review article: Petitioning the US to take the lead in space solar power – UPDATE 2

60 – Space Review article: Federal Legislation to Jumpstart 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