The Space Review looks at Falcon 9, solar power, British space policy, and apes.
The Falcon 9 flies
Jeff Foust reports on the successful test flight of SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 rocket and its implications for industry and policy.
Blinded by the light
Like some other 1970s fads, space solar power (SSP) has enjoyed a comeback in the last few years. Dwayne Day contrasts the attention, or lack thereof, SSP received at a pair of recent conferences.
Breaking old habits
A new coalition government has taken power in the UK shortly after the formal establishment of a national space agency. Andrew Weston hopes the new government will take the opportunity to revisit some long-held opposition to efforts such as launch vehicle development and human spaceflight.
Return to the Planet of the Apes
A speech by NASA administrator Charles Bolden at a recent space conference was interrupted by a woman protesting NASAâ€™s plans to perform experiments on monkeys. Dwayne Day wonders if that was really an effective way to get their point across.