U.S. Space Policy, Chinese Ambitions and North Korea’s Missile

Over that The Space Review this week, there are a number of interesting analyzes:

  • Jeff Foust looks at America’s lurching, poorly implemented space policy (or policies);
  • Dwayne Day says that Western media are over-hyping Chinese space activities;
  • As North Korea prepares to test fire a missile, Brian Weeden examines the difference between a satellite launcher and a long-range missile;
  • Wayne Eleazer looks at how to diagnose problems in a very complicated rocket;
  • Taylor Dinerman reviews Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book, The Pluto Files, in which the famous astronomer discusses how he helped get that distant world demoted from planetary status.