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Book Review: The Little Book of Space Law

May 28th, 2013

The Little Book of Space Law by Matthew J. Kleiman; ABA Book Publishing; Bolingbrook, Illinois; $19.95 (Regular)/$17.95 (American Bar Association Member); 2013. This is an excellent and very readable treatment regarding space law – the international and national laws that govern human activities in outer space. Plus, you’ll find a surprising gaggle of factoids and […]

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SpaceShipTwo Success! First Powered Flight

April 29th, 2013

UPDATE: For the first time ever, SpaceShipTwo fired its rocket engine in flight! A major milestone in commercial human spaceflight. According to a Virgin Galactic report: “Wheels stop—SpaceShipTwo safely on the ground after a triumphant day in the sky. So proud of our team!” SpaceShipTwo pilots Stucky and Alsbury confirm: SpaceShipTwo exceeded the speed of […]

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SpaceShipTwo Moves Forward to First Powered Flight

April 13th, 2013

SpaceShipTwo progress is being made in the skies over the Mojave Air and Space Port in California – successful demonstration on April 12th of key components of the system. SpaceShipTwo carried out a “Cold Flow” flight. The test objectives were achieved, and the craft is advancing towards its first powered flight. In this latest milestone, […]

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New Mexico Spaceport America: New Legislation for Commercial Space Industry

April 3rd, 2013

New Mexico’s Spaceport America got a boost in readying itself to handle commercial space operations – such as suborbital flights of passengers via Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo/SpaceShipTwo launch system. Following unanimous passage by the state’s legislature, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation April 2 to expand existing liability protections for spaceflight operators to spaceflight manufacturers […]

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Mission for America Envisions Bold U.S. Trip to Mars

February 28th, 2013

    A dozen years ago, wealthy Los Angeles, Calif.,  businessman Dennis Tito leveraged his wealth as a successful investor and   experience as a one time NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist to make his way into space aboard a Russian rocket. His eight day flight to the International Space Station well behind him, Tito has […]

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