Space Review Looks at NASA’s Plans, Blue Origin

This week in The Space Review:

  • Jeff Foust looks at what is known about the mysterious Blue Origin space company.
  • John Mankins identifies what the critical technologies needed to enable cost-effective human exploration beyond Earth orbit.
  • Stephen Metschan argues for a third path for NASA to explore space that doesn’t involve completely scrapping the Constellation program.
  • Taylor Dinerman offers some advice from history on more effective ways for NASA to roll out new plans.
  • Dwayne Day begins a look at an effort thirty years ago by the Air Force to develop a small air-launched reusable vehicle.
  • Jeff Foust reviews a new play that focuses on how astronauts re-adjust to life on Earth after their spaceflights.