Space Review: A Space Race, Policy Review, and the WhiteKnightTwo

Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic ticketholders and staff members in front of WhiteKnightTwo.
Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic ticketholders and staff members in front of WhiteKnightTwo.

This week in The Space Review:

Jeff Foust examines whether there really is a new space race emerging between the United States and China?

Peter Garrett has some suggestions for President Obama’s sweeping review of national space policy.

Eric Hedman offers an overview of WhiteKnightTwo’s arrival in Wisconsin and other space-related events at the show.

Photo Gallery: A collection of images from WhiteKnightTwo’s arrival at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Taylor Dinerman takes a critical look at a new book that claims that international law will never permit such property rights in space.

Jeff Foust review a book that provides an overview of both space elevators as well as shorter, but still challenging, space tethers.