The Space Review has four new essays this week:
- The Planetary Societyâ€™s Louis Friedman writes an open letter to Obama urging the President to calls the Augustine commission report into and a blueprint for a bold new space exploration program;
- Jeff Foust reports on some of the important space policy issues that do not involve NASA’s human spaceflight program;
- Taylor DInerman discusses major issues and budgetary concerns involving NASA’s robotic space efforts;
- Foust looks at a DARPA project that involves splitting up a large spacecraft into several smaller, interconnected satellites.