It appears that he’s getting more serious. I wonder if the topic of ability to gestate in partial gravity will be a topic?
The latest on the differences between House and Senate bills. I agree with moving OCST out of the FAA, but I’d prefer to see Commerce get the responsibility for regulation of orbital activity.
Tim Fernholz has the story of today’s announcement, which was a big “Meh” for me. Wake me up when they’ve decided that putting Americans in space on American rockets is actually important enough to start doing that.
Looks like it will slip. 2020 always seemed pretty aggressive, especially considering that it will be their first orbital vehicle.
I’m on the schedule to speak about space property rights on in a plenary session on Sunday morning.
A nice profile of her at Bloomberg.
Military cargo rockets.
Glad to see this kind of thinking going on.
This is pretty forward thinking. It would be nice if Congress would get the memo.
Marina Koren has a deep dive into the mess at NASA. As I noted to her on Twitter, this goes all the way back to the 70s with Shuttle, when NASA should have told Congress it couldn’t be built to the USAF specs with the provided budget, but they instead moved forward and hoped for the best.