“Spirit of the Long March”? Chinese space leaders rising in government

Recently I spotting an interesting article from the South China Morning Post entitled        “Why China’s Aerospace experts have become Xi Jinping’s new political elite.” http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2092940/how-leaders-chinas-space-programme-entered-political I found this article to be interesting because of a few reasons. First, its not everyday that you see senior space leaders for any government becoming governors or other highly […]

SpaceX and the cost-effectiveness argument of “reusable” rockets

Many people have been writing, commenting, blogging and posting for weeks now about the upcoming launch of a commercial SATCOM satellite on a previously flown downstage of a Falcon 9. The excitement is building and that is understandable. I for one am interested to see how it goes for them. http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/space-exploration-technologies/pre-flight-static-fire-test-performed-on-flight-proven-falcon-9/ The real thing I […]