Posts by Nelson Bridwell

in On Space Apr 01, 2014

Baker's Dozen

SpaceX continues to shake up the industry with significantly lower costs to orbit than other launch providers....More
in On Space Dec 02, 2013

Reality Check

Recently the head of the Russian federal space agency announced plans to construct permanent manned bases on the Moon and put cosmonauts on the lunar....More
in On Space Aug 01, 2012

The Challenge of Nine

Congratulations go to SpaceX for a successful unmanned freight delivery to an orbiting space station, a capability that the Soviets/Russians have....More
in On Space Aug 01, 2012

Non-Planetary Resources

An interesting new business has recently received considerable public attention. Planetary Resources is looking for ways to harvest mineral resources....More
in On Space Jun 28, 2012

Martians

Inspired by great dreamers like Ray Bradbury, we have all come to expect that someday mankind will explore and settle the Red Planet....More
in On Space Jun 08, 2012

Wannabe Stars

Recent comments to the press from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver suggest that NASA should bring affluent tourists "along for the ride" on....More
in On Space May 29, 2012

Impact Risks

Today, while glancing over the book Space Chronicles by Neil deGrasse Tyson, I noticed on page 50 a table listing estimated near-Earth object (NEO)....More
in On Space Apr 25, 2012

Our Vanguard Moment

The Space Race, one of many fronts of the Cold War, began in earnest on July 29, 1955, when President Eisenhower publicly announced Project Vanguard....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 26, 2016
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When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 5

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016
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When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 22

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
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