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Redirect: Lessons from Terrestrial Exploration for Earth Orbit

Last week I published an op-ed in Space News entitled “Lessons from Terrestrial Exploration for Earth Orbit.” It focused on the history of European expansion beginning in the fifteenth century and the outcomes of that effort. In the process, Western … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Apollo/Saturn Launch Towers?

Because of the rare experience of Apollo, there was little value placed on maintaining in working order the infrastructure that made the Moon landings possible. NASA, therefore, sought either to dispose of these relics with all dispatch or to alter … Continue reading

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