Category Archives: Space History

Ukraine And Space

Thoughts on the implications of the invasion, from Bob Zimmerman.

[Friday-morning update]

The repercussions of this for the space industry could be broad and unforeseeable.

It was always a mistake to make ourselves so reliable on Russian/Ukrainian hardware.

[Afternoon update]

Ukrainian invasions have affected our own space policies in the past.

As Jeff notes, if the Russians pull out of ISS, their human spaceflight program wouldn’t have much to do.

[Mid-afternoon update]


[Saturday-morning update]

Eric Berger runs through the potential implications for space.

Branson’s Flight

Some reflections from Bob Zimmerman.

[Update a while later]

Here‘s Eric Berger’s take on the significance.

This picture doesn’t flatter her. She’s quite stunning in person.