Monthly Archives: February 2017

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The World’s Wealthy Will Travel to North America for Suborbital Flight

By |February 26th, 2017|

There are only two locations in the world where men and women can leave planet Earth and travel into suborbital space.  Both are in North America. Virgin Galactic operates out of Spaceport America 50 miles north of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Blue Origin operates from its launch complex in west Texas, 120 miles southeast of El […]

The Dawn of a Commercial Space Golden Age

By |February 17th, 2017|

Of all the space-faring nations in the world, the United States clearly has the largest number of commercial space businesses.  While there have been  legacy companies that have built rockets like the Delta and the Atlas, and satellites by companies like Raytheon, within the last ten years there has been a very healthy growth in […]

The Art of Spaceflight

By |February 12th, 2017|

When I was a teenager in the 1960s, I read the Tom Swift Jr. juvenile fantasy series. I have written about this in a previous blog post, but it is the cover art and spaceflight art I want to write about this time. Original artwork is still a wonderful means of depicting the future of […]