A Learning Opportunity: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Failure

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

Boeing’s Successful Starliner Flight Test: And Then??

It’s great that Boeing is experiencing success with its latest Starliner test flight. Does that success translate to a fruitful future?

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.

Counting the Days of Amazon and Blue Origin

Why can't Blue Origin be successful like Amazon? Perhaps culture accounts for the difference.

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?

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.

Human Spaceflight: Being Taken for a Ride

In the space sector, there appear to be at least three types of businesses offering to take people for a ride.

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.