Jeff here, making my triumphant return to the fight after landing my dream job and getting my affairs in order for once. It’s a shame, though, that my first update here couldn’t be under more positive circumstances. For the past couple of days, mainstream media and social networks have been running with headlines that tend to share one common phrase: Last week was “a bad week for private space.” Continue Reading
A common misconception that we often encounter is that many people think that space is really far away. Others don’t understand the difference between “sub-orbital” and orbital craft, i.e. why we can’t use tourist craft like Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo to go to Mars, or why SpaceX’s Dragon is similarly a poor match for space tourism.
We’ve been speaking a lot about how the way we live and work in space is being changed by the rise of the private space industry. Some of you may be scratching your heads and wondering just where this new sector suddenly came from when you weren’t looking. Today, we’re going to tell you one story of just how the way was paved for anyone with a dream to build their own ride into the black. Continue Reading