The Michigan Launch Initiative: The Road Traveled Too Often

Stadium, spaceport, and monorail proposals have a few things in common. Unfortunately, one significant commonality relies on twisting facts and supplying doses of unrealistic optimism.

A Learning Opportunity: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Failure

When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.

The Potential Horror and Devastation of Progress

With an orbital Starship launch about two months away, sticking one's head in the sand as the preferred alternative to business strategy will result in a few predictable outcomes.

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.

Project Kuiper’s Imaginary Rocket, Astra Space’s Broadband Distraction

Amazon's Project Kuiper team rolls the dice on launch, and Astra Space can't seem to focus on its main goal.

Overclassification, Commerce, and Safety

“New DoD Policy To Ease Space Secrecy Near: Raymond”--Breaking Defense, April 2020 “...and despite the Presidential order to refrain from unwarranted classification, a culture persists that defaults to the avoidance of risk rather than its proper management.” --”TRANSFORMING the SECURITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM,” November 2012 “The point of aerospace integration is to merge space capabilities into… Continue reading Overclassification, Commerce, and Safety