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Humans in Space: Finding a Shared Voice

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Each of us seems to think ours is the only worthwhile goal. And of course we also each have our own favorite spacecraft, our own perfect solutions and systems and approaches, and everyone else be damned, because my way is the space highway.

NewSpace to the Rescue for the Space Station

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

It is absurd that more then 50 years into the age of human spaceflight, the entire world depends on one launch system to get people to and from space.

The End of the Shuttle: The Real Reason We Send People Into Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 09.16.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

This week, the shuttle program ends and we "celebrate" the anniversary of Apollo, when humans first walked on the moon. Yet, many question if we ever went. Why? Because if we had why aren't we still there and far beyond?

The Role of Government in a New American Space Agenda

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Although it was government that led the first wave over the barricades of gravity, it is now the people who are taking on the work, and all hands are needed.

Change is Coming to NASA and US Space -- About Time!

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

It's heretical to say it in many quarters, but unlike its astronomy and robotic exploration programs, the current NASA operated human spaceflight program has failed by any rational measure.