DoD Dreams of Grandeur and Influence in Commercial Space

DOD’s vision of how commercial space markets work seems to be generated from a standpoint of self-importance. But history and current healthy markets diverge from the DoD’s vision--thankfully.

Research/Development, Baidu Maps’ Curious Grey Tiles, and Planet

This Buzzfeed story, “Blanked Out Spots On China's Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang's Camps,” came out last week. Let’s clarify this in...

India, the Pandemic, European Entrepreneurs

India's ISRO provides the reason for no 2020 launches so far, and where exactly are the European entrepreneurs for space?

Space Startup Observations

In the world of “new space,” a person can become confused about what’s real, what’s progress, or what’s even a viable business in the...

Silicon Valley, New Space Companies, Diversity Statistics and Questions

The space industry is a subdivision of the technology sector which means that most of the issues impacting the larger sector are very much...

Civil Astronaut Launch, its Cheerleaders, Uncivil Society

Both stories potentially impact the future of the United States and its citizens. But one of these stories--the murder of George Floyd...

Thinking About “New Space” Startups

Quick note: we are in the process of selling our house and moving. Because of that, there will be a few times during the next month where I just can’t get a post out the door. Yesterday was one of those times. On to the post... In “Strength in FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt)” and… Continue reading Thinking About “New Space” Startups