Is It “Space” or “space?”
By Frank White As SpaceX, Virgin, and Blue Origin begin to offer spaceflights to people who are not trained astronauts, the question has arisen as to where space begins and who is really an astronaut? NASA set the boundary of space at 50 miles (80 km) above the surface of the Earth. This definition allowed…
1.7 Million Dollar Contract Awarded to Above: Orbital Inc.
Above: Orbital Inc, formally known as Orbital Assembly, has been awarded a $1.7 contract from the United States Space Force to develop rapidly deployable, On Orbit structural technologies to support many types of electronic equipment. The United States Space Force is a separate and distinct branch of the armed services, organized under the Department of…
Space Community Number Five
Earth is humanity’s first space community. What is, or will be, the next space community?
A Seat at the Table
As a member of the Oneida Nation, part of the Iroquois Confederacy, Hawk knows all too well what a colonial mindset can bring forth, because his ancestors experienced it firsthand. He fervently hopes that Indigenous involvement in the space industry will mitigate the harm that would be done by an exploitative approach to the solar…
If We Stay Home
We don’t often think of ourselves, of humanity, as a species, but that is what we are, the product of billions of years of evolution on a small planet at the edge of a galaxy in an immense universe. As a species, we face a decision, one that has been long in coming, but now…
Petabytes and petaflops…in space!
Dennis Gatens from LeoCloud talks the importance of of bringing data centers to Space, and how game-changing technologies are on the horizon.
Eric suits up in a DIY spacesuit with Dr. Cameron Smith, spacesuit builder, at his company Pacific Spaceflight.
The Future Has Arrived
Recently, Rhonda Stevenson, President and CEO of Orbital Assembly Corporation, suggested that I talk with Andre Bormanis and Dan Hawk as part of this blogging series. What a delightful conversation it was! Andre is a member of OAC’s Board of Advisors and is a science consultant for the Star Trek inspired show, The Orville. Dan…
Jeffrey Max Joins Board of Directors
Orbital Assembly (OA), developer of automated and habitable space platforms today announced that Jeffrey Max, serial tech entrepreneur, investor, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Ascent Solar Technologies (NASDAQ: ASTI) has joined its board of directors.
Future Forecasting: Into the Multiverse
Ryan Hogan from the Future Today Institute discusses how we can apply rigorous Strategic Foresight to look into the future of humanity in space.
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