The new issue of The Space Review begins with Lou Friedman suggesting that NASA combine its human and science exploration programs: Merging human spaceflight and science at NASA.
Dwayne Day continues his series about the “origins, development, and operations of the KH-9 HEXAGON reconnaissance satellite”: The flight of the Big Bird (part 2)
Jeff Foust looks at the efforts of the group BuyThisSatellite.org to purchase the TerreStar-1 satellite, currently owned by bankrupt TerreStar Networks, and use it to provide internet access for “underserved regions of the world”: Buy this satellite?.
Matthew J. Kleiman discusses the issues involved in patent protection for spacecraft technologies: Patent rights and flags of convenience in outer space.
Jeff Foust reviews the book From Jars to the Stars: How Ball Came to Build a Comet-Hunting Machine by Todd Neff.