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Commercial Space Missions

Commercially-focused missions have been envisioned at least since the proposed US Industrial Space Facility. Interest will likely increase in direct proportion to the value of commercial R&D results.

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Do NASA and NewSpace Need Destinations and Deadlines?

International Space Station,  Source: NASA Do the new public and private sector partnerships in space infrastructure development require closer collaboration? 

Let's Stop Pretending We Can Establish Human Outposts Beyond Earth Orbit

Van Allen Belts,  Source: AstronomyCafe.net We're not ready!  It's time for ISS research on human life support, development and testing of commercial space transport, robotic technologies, and lunar rovers as pathfinders. 

London Cabby Saves US/Soviet Space Mission

London Cab (1970s), Source: Google Images The Editor shares a personal story of near career disaster with salvation by a total stranger. Working on international cooperation and commercialization in space provides chance encounters that sometimes change our lives.  

Spacefaring: Our Real Prospects for Homesteading Off-Earth?

roundmoon.jpgHuman settlement beyond Earth depends on attaining acceptable risk levels for microgravity effects and radiation impacts.  James Logan, MD, a NASA JSC-based Diplomate in Aerospace Medicine says we have a long way to go.   

Spacefaring (2): Paths to Realization

/HABOT.lrg.jpgApollo was a "giant leap for mankind", but R&D that can support homesteading should proceed first via the International Space Station. 

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