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Recommitting to America’s Alliances Means Remaining Committed to American Spacepower


Investment in space is the key to American prosperity, diplomacy and security. The Biden administration should continue support for the Space Force and the private space sector.

Will Government Surf the Wave of Commercial Space Innovation?


BY DAVID PAYNE Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! –The Lego Movie   It is an exciting time for spaceships, both Lego and otherwise, with an unprecedented number being developed. Using a video post-it note storybook with narration, this piece explores the relationship between the US Government, specifically highlighting the US Military, and the rapidly growing and innovating […]

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Space Technology Trends and Implications for National Security


BY JESSE HAMPTON This piece appeared in our 2015 print journal. You can order your copy here.  The democratization of space is already underway. The 21st century is witnessing a rapid acceleration in both the development of space and satellite technology and the availability of this technology to countries, corporations, and in­­­dividuals. Advances in technology allow […]

Everybody Loves Space But Nobody Wants to Pay for it


BY DAVID PAYNE Packed seats, people standing wherever they could find space, and a rush towards the stage at the end to meet the event’s stars. That scene, characteristic of a pop star’s reception, unfolded on October 27th when NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and 100-Year Starship Principal Dr. Mae Jemison spoke at Harvard’s JFK Jr. […]

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What Flag Will Fly on Mars?


BY DAVID PAYNE Within 50 years, human beings will go on one-way journeys to permanent settlements on Mars. That claim is audacious but is being increasingly echoed by the likes of Elon Musk and supported by the plans of various companies, governments, and non-profit organizations. With the premiere of The Martian this week and as […]

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