Rick Boozer writes about lower cost alternatives to the SLS/Orion system that would allow NASA to start exploring deep space soon rather than much, much later: It’s Time to Send Americans to the Inner Solar System – Space.com.
Rick is the author of the book The Plundering of NASA: an Exposé, which I’ve mentioned here several times. It’s available at Amazon. See also the post Alternatives to the Monster Rocket for beyond earth missions for more resources.
Other space policy/politics:
- Protecting NASA: Now is the time to get politics out of the space agency budget so NASA can soar – Houston Chronicle
- The space policy attraction of Gravity – Space Politics
- Space Solar Power: Could Crowdfunding Change The World? – Crowdfund Insider
- Litterbugs in Space: Why the Growing Cloud of Debris in Orbit needs to be Cleaned Up – AmericaSpace
- Big Space vs. People’s Space – Moonandback
- Guest column: Celebrating space successes – Florida Today.com
- A tiny step for a giant leap? – The Hindu