Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.

Orbital ATK launches its Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport co-located with NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announces the 2018 National Defense Strategy. Credit: DoD
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Credit: NASA
U.S.-European collaboration led to the discovery of  the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. This artist’s impression shows the view from the surface of one of the seven or more planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. Credit: ESO/N. Bartmann/SpaceEngine.org
Industry and academia, coordinated by the European Space Agency, are working on several innovative and effective solutions to manage the in-orbit debris population, writes Paola Leoni, Senior Partner and CEO at Leoni Corporate Advisors. Credit: NASA
July 20, 1989: “From the voyages of Columbus, to the Oregon Trail, to the journey to the moon itself, history proves that we have never lost by pressing the limits of our frontiers.”
U.S. President George H. W. Bush, announcing the Space Exploration Initiative. Credit: NASA
SpaceX Iridium-5 launch
Vice President Mike Pence is seen during the National Space Council's first meeting, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
"By leveraging commercial launchers, orbiters, landers, and platforms, NASA will be able to explore and conduct science on the moon far more quickly and cost-effectively than if the agency was planning a more traditional exploration strategy," writes Moon Express CEO Bob Richards. Credit: Moon Express
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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, which made its debut Feb. 6, is the foundation of author Robert Zubrin’s “Moon Direct” plan for affordably returning humans to the moon within four years. Credit: SpaceX
Most of the Army's advanced weapons, including missile defenses, depend on space systems (Army photo)
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (right) are both worth roughly $20 billion on paper, but Masa’s telecom ventures generate massive amounts of cash while Musk’s biggest company, Tesla, is still losing money. Credit: Flickr.com

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