Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Space Review

The most recent three issues of The Space Review have a couple of articles of interest.

From the March 15, 2010 issue: Jeff Foust looks at the 2011 NASA budget, the "gap" and the Shuttle. Taylor Dinerman looks at Mike Griffin, "Apollo on steroids" and "America's Soyuz". Doesn't really matter at this point, does it? Michael Huang looks at the significance of the date picked for the "space summit". Are we reading too many tea leaves? And Jeff Foust rounds out the week by reviewing a book by one of the ISS space tourists, Anousheh Ansari.

From the March 22, 2010 issue: Jeff Foust looks at the battle "commercial space" will have in convincing a skeptical Congress (just throw money at them, that usually works). Looks like something out of James Bond! Air-launched sortie vehicles, Part 3 (Part 1 here. Part 2 here.). Taylor Dinerman ponders ice on the Moon and how the control of it will be critical for any space-faring civilization.

From the March 29, 2010 issue: Edward Ellegood on the April 15 space summit. Bob Mahoney tries to determine what the new NASA "program" will be. (Mostly circling the Earth, alas.) Andrew Weston looks at the United Kingdom's new space agency. (Now if they only had a space programme.)

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