July 17, 2012
NewSpace Watch
July 17, 2012

The new issue of The Space Review begins with Dwayne Day’s account of how the unmanned HEXAGON spysat won out over the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL): The hour of the wolf.

Ajey Lele discusses the space code of conduct issue and whether voluntary enforcement will makes a code unproductive: Space code of conduct: the challenges ahead.

Jeff Foust writes about XCOR’s expansion to Midland, Texas and about other NewSpace activity in the Lone Star state: Texas warms to NewSpace.

Anthony Young finishes his review of the contenders in NASA”s commercial crew program with descriptions of the Boeing, Blue Origin, and Sierra Nevada entries: Commercial crew providers aplenty (part 2).

Jeff Foust reviews the new book Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe by Bryan Gaensler.

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