A version of this post appeared in the July 2016 Issue of Space Alert published by the Observer Research Foundation. A head on dispute of sorts has arisen between the commercial space industry in the United States and India with regards to the small-sat launch business. The underlying issue is the surge of private investment […]Read more "India’s Commercial Space Conundrum"
The Parliament of Denmark passed a domestic space law on May 3, 2016, and thanks to a tweet by PJ Blount, I was able to get a copy of the text in Danish. It was my intention to do a comprehensive analysis for Space Thoughts, but I am going to save that for an essay […]Read more "A Quick Look at Denmark’s New Space Law"
The hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 27, 2016 did not disappoint. Senator McCain came out strong against Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall with what can be characterized as a verbal flogging. Doubtless, Senator McCain is doubly […]Read more "Thoughts on the RD-180, Senator McCain and Unicorns"
The Martian opened at theaters this weekend with high expectations and promising reviews. My intent was to go and be entertained, but more importantly I wanted to see the movie firsthand because it has the probability of being spun up into a policy tool by the media much in the same way Gravity was used […]Read more "‘The Martian’ : Space Law Hits and Misses"