I had a good exchange with David Livingston last night on The Space Show about the past year in NewSpace and what we might expect in 2011. The audio file should be available by this evening.
[Update: Here is the Space Show log entry and audio file for the show: Dr. Clark Lindsey, Tuesday, 12-28-10 – Thespaceshow’s Blog.
As David points out, during the show I mentioned an Air Force program to develop a reusable booster, which I thought might be paired with a X-37B/OTV vehicle. Here are a couple of links to articles about the Reusable Booster System (RBS): /– Air Force Study Points To Reusable Orbiter – Aviation Week – Sept.20.10 /– USAF Plans For Reusable Booster Development – Aviation Week – Apr.25.10 ]
Toward the end of the program we discussed the issue of heavy launch vehicles. This prompted Trent Waddington, who called in from Australia, to post the following: My 2010 Review – QuantumG’s Blog.
Update: Here is Leonard David’s look forward at NewSpace in 2011: Private Spaceflight Ready to Take Off in 2011 – SPACE.com