Space Review: In Congress, Everyone Can Hear You Scream

In The Space Review this week….

An enduring value proposition for NASA human spaceflight (part 4)
In the fourth part of her ongoing analysis of a value proposition for NASA’s human spaceflight program, Mary Lynne Dittmar examines the role Congress plays, or should play, in shaping that value proposition.

A quarter century of smallsat progress
The last 25 years has seen a resurgence of interest in small satellites, which had been all but neglected after the early years of the Space Age. Jeff Foust reports on the developments that have triggered renewed interest in smallsats and the challenges they face to greater adoption.

A rationale for human spaceflight
There are various, and often conflicting, arguments for why humans should go into space. Greg Anderson explains why he things the arguments should be based on how it is critical to the future development and survival of humanity.

Review: Apollo 18
In space, claimed the tagline of a famous science fiction film, no one can hear you scream. After seeing the new and somewhat controversial film Apollo 18, Jeff Foust finds, you’ll wonder if anyone can hear you yawn.