The Big Space Burial Survey!
Space Burial or Memorial Spaceflight is one of those areas of Space which currently works economically. There have been Space burial flights (sending a portion of cremated remains into Space) for over 10 years now but it has had limitations. All Memorial Spaceflights have to ‘piggyback’ other payloads which has lots of issues of its own. As you may have worked out from my previous...
Space, the next industrial revolution?
I recently came across a quote from Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace and Budget Suites of America which underlined the significance of space commerce in the coming decade. “The third industrial revolution is on its way and it’s going to be huge… it will be comparable to the automobile industry, electronic industry and computer industry all thrown together” Robert Bigelow, Bigelow...
Making Space Accessible to the Masses
It has to be the Holy Grail of human space exploration. A fully and rapidly reusable taxi too and from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). In the 50 years since the first Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin ventured into the unknown less than 600 people have followed. Humans have not left the Orbit of Earth in almost 40 years. Why? Cost. Getting to Space is expensive… really expensive. The Space Shuttle...