NASA – The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation

This NASA document has been around for a while, but it remains relevant.  If you're going to engage in space travel, you have some unyielding scientific and engineering realities to contend with.  This article is a bit dry, but it's a pretty good introduction into the realities of spaceflight. Tyranny is a human trait that … Continue reading NASA – The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation

The struggling space age

The Washington Post has an interesting summary of the state of the space industry, contrasting the "New Space", private companies, with "Old Space", Nasa.  The article is interlaced with interesting photos and is well worth the time investment.  Another article on NBC talks about the White House's new space transportation policy. I'm a space enthusiast. … Continue reading The struggling space age