Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor.
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise.
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are not letting up on efforts to keep the Air Force and the Pentagon focused on space issues.
In the face of emerging novel threats and vulnerabilities, whether the self-defense doctrine allows us to counter the threat before the attack occurs can make the difference between peace and war.
We stand ready to support you and your tenure at NASA and look forward to continued advancements in American leadership in space as we beckon the future together.
The Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, wants to disrupt the military space business.
In 50 years American citizens will look back on today and thank NASA for bringing all of us along with them as America expands into the solar system.
Few in Congress are bigger proponents of sending humans to Mars than Ed Perlmutter, and he has the bumper sticker to prove it.
Owing partly to the emergence of small satellites, NewSpace startups are disrupting commercial space by addressing these and other questions on shoestring budgets compared to government programs.
Since Vice President Pence was making a special trip to Colorado Springs for the Space Symposium, many attendees expected some kind of major policy announcement. They came away disappointed.
The high-level attention being paid to space — both as an economic engine and as a national security fighting ground — seems to be reaching new heights.
The rapid market development for commercial space launch services over the past several years threatens to overwhelm the capacity of the federal government to efficiently manage airspace usage between planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, and spacecraft.