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.

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

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

Bored With Inspiration4 (and Why That’s Great)

Inspiration4 was boring, but maybe that's a good thing (which other launch companies should contemplate). And, the DoD is conflicted about its ground systems.

What’s Rad in the Suborbital Spaceflight Business?

How concerned about radiation do suborbital spaceflight passengers need to be? And two more nations are pushing their space programs to commercial companies.

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?

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.

Virgin Galactic’s Fumble

Passengers take Virgin at its word about safety when they fly on the airline. Should they for the spaceline? Also, Sandy Munro visits the Starship/Super Heavy factory.

2020 Commercial Global Space Market, Part 1: The Year of Government Dependence

While the global space industry was busy and profitable during 2020, perhaps its activities and profits are not signs of a healthy “commercial” space sector.

LauncherOne Customers and DoD Wish Fulfillment

If Virgin Orbit launches a proper business, will the DoD's wish finally come true? Or is it a case of being “careful what you wish for?”

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...