Space policy roundup – Aug.31.13

Here’s the latest collection of space policy items:

The aurora shimmers at the end of summer

Alan Boyle collects some great aurora imagery: Glowing reports are coming in from the aurora zone – PhotoBlog

Here is a video of aurora in Sweden:

Faint Aurora by the Lake from P-M Hedén on Vimeo.


The 27th of august the Aurora Borealis started to play as south as Stockholm Sweden, this footage is from Vallentuna 20km north of Stockholm.
In the video you will also see airplanes landing at Arlanda airport.
All footage by P-M Hedén

Video: “What’s Up for September” from NASA JPL

NASA JPL’s “What’s Up for September 2013” reports on some expected space science spacecraft events in September and what to look for in the night sky

A lunar night launch, Comet ISON is spotted again, and the moon meets up with Saturn, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

Update: And here is the latest This Week @ NASA:

The Rocket Company: Chapters 17-20

In the continuing serialization of the updated version of the book The Rocket Company by Patrick J. G. Stiennon and David M. Hoerr, with illustrations by Doug Birkholz.  This week you can obtain the following chapters of the book:

Download these within the next week or so. Only four chapters will be available at any one time.

See also the electronic version of the updated book is available at  The Rocket Company eBook by Patrick Stiennon, David Hoerr, Peter Diamandis, Doug Birkhol: Kindle Store/