The new issue of The Space Review marks the tenth anniversary of this unique and excellent publication. TSR successfully fills an important niche not served by the mainstream aerospace press. It provides a venue for long article discussions of a wide range of technology, history and policy topics and particularly on topics related to the NewSpace industry and community, which really came of age during the past decade. Kudos to Jeff Foust for creating and maintaining this great resource.
Jeff discusses the history of TSR: A ten-year experiment.
And Jeff reflects on the big questions dealt with by TSR in the past decade and what the big questions are for the next decade in space: Asking the big questions for the next ten years
Louis Friedman similarly looks at the past decade and at the coming decade in space: Ten years back, ten years forward
Sam Dinkin ponders Elon Musk’s desire to go to Mars: Can Elon Musk retire on Mars in 2023?
Taylor Dinerman reports on the spread of space capabilities to many more countries in the past decade: Proliferating military space power in 2013 and beyond
In addition to the anniversary articles there is an essay by Harley Thronson and Dan Lester of the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) study group: Future In-Space Operations (FISO): a working group and community engagement. (See previous posting.)
And Dwayne Day writes about the Lockheed-Martin Athena launch vehicle: Athena rising?.
Here is the latest episode of This Week @NASA:
NASA honors the 17 astronauts and other NASA family members who’ve given their lives for exploration and discovery.
Also, Orion’s Photo-op; TDRS-K Social: RapidScat; Small Sats, Big Numbers; Electrolysis Power; Skylab Saluted: Stardust memories; and more!
The Space Show this week:
1. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome MICHAEL LAINE back to the show to discuss the Lunar Space Elevator. Visit www.liftport.com for more information.
2. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome ZAC MANCHESTER to the show. Zac will be discussing the KickSat project he founded. KickSat is a CubeSat mission designed to demonstrate the deployment and operation of 200 Sprite ChipSats developed at Cornell University. For more information, you can visit the following sites: www.kicksat.net; www.spacecraftresearch.com; www.kickstarter.com/projects/251588730/kicksat-your-personal-spacecraft-in-space.
3. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): We welcome Dr. WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE who will share with us a new project to chart the future of space exploration on the basis of understanding the many different conceptions of it that people hold. This includes an important space survey you can take. You can learn more about the Space Futures questionnaire at convergentsystems.pbworks.com/w/page/16444389/FrontPage. You can complete the questionnaire at convergentsystems.pbworks.com/w/file/62227159/Space%20email%20survey.doc. Simply click on the Download tab at the top.
4. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). We welcome back DR. WILLIAM (Bill) ROWE who will be discussing his latest research and findings. Visit his website, www.femsinspace.com for his latest research including his findings regarding Armstrong.
/– The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
/– The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
/– The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs
The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.
Pam Hoffman’s Everyday Spacer blog hosts the latest Carnival of Space.