Appearance on Voices From L5

I appeared on Voices From L5 with its host Liam Ginty to talk about the history of national space policy as it relates to commercial space and the history of domestic space law with regards to the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984. On a side note, I do enjoy and appreciate Liam’s invitations to […]

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Thoughts Part 2: Americans for Tax Reform Attempt to Comment on Space Programs

Originally posted on RealSpaceStrategy:
I am all for being fiscally conservative and use what tax dollars are allocated for space wisely. I am even happy there are groups out there promoting this vision for stability and wisdom of tax dollar use. However, like many other things, I really appreciate when groups do their due diligence…

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A Few Thoughts on the Past Week: Part 1 Very Tired of the False Narrative Regarding the “Journey to Mars”

Originally posted on RealSpaceStrategy:
This was an interesting news week with respect to topics of space policy and strategy. I believe some reminders are in order about a few items….especially the article and source document below. http://qz.com/806310/barack-obamas-plan-for-the-us-to-send-people-to-mars-is-six-years-old-and-still-a-work-in-progress/ Source document of article (CNN op-ed by Obama) http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/opinions/america-will-take-giant-leap-to-mars-barack-obama/index.html I am tired of pointing this out but this…

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A Quick Reality Check: Asgardia Does Not Pass The Sniff Test for an Independent State

The proposed “nation” of Asgardia has generated a lot of buzz in the media since its announcement and even more so with its spread through social media. The proposed scientific haven is the brainchild of several key figures in the scientific and academic community. There is plenty of information on the proposal online, so this […]

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Reality Check: Chinese “commercial sector” is not what Popular Science makes it out it be…

Originally posted on RealSpaceStrategy:
One thing I get a kick out of (and find very annoying), is how articles in the mainstream press, even those magazines and journals that profess to be “science” journals don’t bother to do their homework on their statements and information. One key area is that of an article I saw…

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