SpaceFlight Vol 62 No 07 – July 2020
Multiple stations pledge
We look at a critical assessment of the way science is conducted at the International Space Station and finds it wanting.
The man behind the ISS
The Editor reflects on the life of recently deceased Jim Beggs, the NASA Administrator for whom the building of the ISS was his supreme achievement.
Why don’t we just wing it?
Nick Spall FBIS examines the balance between winged lifting vehicles and semi-ballistic capsules, arguing that the former have been grossly overlooked.
Parallels with Apollo
David Baker looks beyond the initial return to the Moon by astronauts and examines the plan for a sustained presence on the lunar surface.
Probing further in the Kuiper Belt
Alan Stern provides another update on the pioneering work of New Horizons.
Behind the news
NASA loses Moon boss – Project Artemis: triple lander line-up – Revamped plans for Lunar Gateway – Stand by for Action! – Annie Glenn: in memoriam – Rosalind gets a makeover
9 April – 8 May 2020
Obituary – Dr S. “Fred” Singer (1924-2020)
Letters to the Editor
The latest space-related books, games, videos
570 – April 2020
Society news / Diary
What’s happened/ What’s coming up