Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Finding another James Webb to run NASA was no easy task. President Trump considered several excellent candidates, some of whom we personally admire, but in the spirit of Webb’s leadership, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is the president’s nominee for NASA administrator.
Disasters make news. Whether the catastrophe is an act of nature or humanity, we want to see it with our own eyes and share the experience of the people whose lives are turned upside down. We watch with a horrified fascination that is part cur…
The U.S. Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992 is badly in need of updating, as the world has changed dramatically in the last 25 years, and so has the commercial remote sensing industry.
Let us issue a new pledge for a new era of space-based research: “We choose to rebuild Houston, for the good of the nation and the greatness of education in general.”
Earth’s nearest neighbor has a lot of resources, including platinum group metals, an isotope called helium 3 that could be used to fuel future fusion power plants, and water that could sustain lunar colonists and be refined into rocket fuel. What is the best approach to encourage a lunar mining industry?
A member of President Trump's NASA transition team argues that treating space as a team sport won't get us there any faster.
Modern manufacturing and production is becoming increasingly complex, especially within highly regulated industries such as aerospace and defense. Ensuring quality in these industries can mean the difference between life and death.
It’s one thing to prepare for the eventuality of warfare in space. It’s another to assert that space warfare is inevitable. The task before us isn’t just to acquire capabilities to fight, if necessary, but also to prevent warfare from occurring. Success involves deterrence as well as reassurance in the form of diplomatic engagement.
We are witnessing a geospatial revolution, driven by fundamental advances in increasingly persistent data collection and analysis. How should governments respond and participate?
The space domain is recognized now as an increasingly important area for the U.S. military and its allies. It has become abundantly clear that the commercial sector and government leaders must work together to create a more protected space environment and many in the commercial satellite sector are pleased to see the U.S. government ushering an era of an enhanced partnership with the satellite industry.
"America is so dependent on our satellites in space that we think it’s time for a branch of the U.S. military designed to protect them," two top lawmakers say.
China's counterspace strategy is based on taking advantage of not only its own strengths but also the weaknesses of its potential adversaries. They could use a new threat to achieve their ultimate goal of deterring U.S. military intervention in the Asia-Pacific theater and could accomplish this without firing a shot.
This month, the U.S. Department of Defense released its annual report to Congress on Chinese military and security developments. The report reflects the official views of DoD and the U.S. intelligence community on the state of the Chinese military and Chinese security activities. Its issuance has been protested annually by the People’s Republic of China as furthering perceptions of a “China threat.”