The Risk Of Spaceflight

A new paper assessing spaceflight mortality. Not sure how useful it is, given the admitted paucity of data.

[Update a few minutes later]

When a Mars simulation goes wrong. Yes, we have a lot to learn before we go to other planets, and even then, people will die, often in terrible ways. Part of the answer is that we have to be more ambitious about how many we send. Six simply isn’t enough.


It’s the fourteenth anniversary of its first space flight. Here’s a blog post I wrote in Mojave the evening before.

[Update a while later]

The future ain’t what it used to be: Space tourism edition.

I do think though, that with Blue Origin getting ready to start test-passenger flights, it’s finally arriving.

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