Monthly Archives: May 2010

Developing Orbit Part 3

guest blogger john hare Recent events make it easier to describe¬†one scenario for getting orbital costs down. This specific example almost certainly won’t happen and just stands in for the dozens of possible ways that orbit could become affordable. Masten … Continue reading

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Masten and XCOR NASA Lander Strategic Relationship

I had to keep this under wraps until this morning, but it’s now formal: May 25th, 2010, Mojave, CA, USA: XCOR Aerospace and Masten Space Systems, two of the leaders in the New Space sector, have announced a strategic business … Continue reading

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A Good Point to Remember Regarding Space Tourism Demand Numbers

Jeff, who happens to be in a really good position to know, clears up a common misconception about the Futron Space Tourism study that I’ve seen made a lot of places (including in the comments section here): This author, being … Continue reading

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7C Scaling Up To Orbit part 2

guest blogger john hare A few weeks ago I did a post on possible fantasies related to suborbital spaceflight. Some of the feedback applies to orbital flight. Some feedback I was really looking for though did not show up. One … Continue reading

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Lunar Land Grants Discussion

Over on the Space Business Blog, my good friend Colin Doughan has had a few posts discussing the concept of lunar land grants. While I haven’t had the time to read all of the comments, I do have to admit … Continue reading

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Well Said

I was going to write another article about the administration’s new NASA plan, but while catching up on email and articles from while I was in Oregon, I see that “Rusty” Schweickart already said what I wanted to. And he … Continue reading

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Biggest Bailout In History

guest blogger john hare I have not said much on the commercial take over of NASA orbital deliveries, so I thought I would lay out the timeline that I see happening. Commercial space will start sending up astronauts to ISS … Continue reading

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7B Working With Fantasies Part 1

guest blogger john hare Many of the potential spaceflight markets have been labeled fantasies along with any market that involves government money. This labeling is usually in a negative light as in, “Space tourism is a fantasy market”. The implication … Continue reading

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