Sincerely and With Great Respect: Bezos Makes NASA an Offer

There are all sorts of reasons why NASA should ignore Bezos' latest offer. But most folks will focus on the $2 billion for why it shouldn't.

Focus On: Virgin Galactic’s Wild Ride–Future of Spaceflight or Fair Ride?

With a major milestone out of the way, is Virgin Galactic primed for becoming the future of suborbital human spaceflight?

2Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

While 2021 launches have yet to eclipse records, satellite deployments already have. Read on to see how many satellites have deployed during the first half of 2021.

Astra Projection: Examining Astra’s Apollo Fusion Acquisition

Astra acquires a propulsion company--it hasn't successfully conducted a whole launch yet. Do the rationales override reality?

Into the Gap Analysis (of a space company)

Demonstrating a useful analysis tool in the drive to separate the space wheat from the space chaff. There’s a lot of chaff!

The Russian Tantrum and Threat

Russia is threatening to take its ISS toys and go home, but leaving will hurt them more than anyone else. Also, a Texas representative may be ascribing Earth-moving powers to bureaucracy.

Disruption Or Dissonance? Relativity Space

Just how disruptive is Relativity Space? The company thinks its 3D printers are more than tools--they are harbingers of future factories and operations. But words cloud the company's actions.

Focus On: ULA’s Challenges, Part 3

The last of a ULA analysis series. ULA's strategic plan is dissonant with reality. What changes must it make? Can it?

Focus On: ULA’s Challenges, Part 2

The second part of an earnest look at ULA’s challenges. And SpaceX released a Starship "flight plan," which is interesting, but aspirational (this week).