Space Review Looks at Space Tourism, Civil Space, Solar Power

XCOR's Lynx suborbital vehicle
XCOR's Lynx suborbital vehicle

In The Space Review this week….

  • Jeff Foust looks at progress in both suborbital and orbital space tourism.
  • John McGowan questions whether the private sector can afford the breakthroughs needed for affordable orbital travel.
  • Dwayne Day looks at where U.S. civilian space policy is heading (first of two parts).
  • Taylor Dinerman argues that India and the United States should work together to develop space-based solar power solutions.
  • Jeff Foust reviews a book that looks at what China and India are up to in space.

Critical Space Solar Power Technology Demonstrated


John C. Mankins, former manager of NASA’s Exploration Systems Research and Technology Program, and one of the foremost experts on space solar power, will announce on Friday a milestone demonstration of the critical technology enabling SSP: long-distance, solar-powered wireless power transmission.