Spaceflight Vol 58 No 09 – September 2016

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The RAF’s Thor Sites
John Boyes follows up his latest book on the British deployment of the Thor missile with a summary of the choices available supporting a deployment which was at best a short-lived political move.

ESA head aims for innovation
David Todd interviewed ESA Director-General Johann-Dietrich Woerner to seek his views on a range of critical issues as a challenging period ahead brings questions concerning direction and future policy.

Humans in Space and Chemical Risks to Health
A government expert on health issues, Dr John R. Cain explores the many ways in which future space explorers should manage health risk and about the chemical cocktails that could threaten life.

Peake reflections
On returning to Europe after his historic six-months in space between December 2015 and June 2016, UK astronaut Tim Peake speaks about his memorable stay aboard the ISS.

BRICS in Space
Spaceflight contributor Gurbir Singh reports on a unique and progressive organisation which brings together a group of space-faring countries to pool assets for civilian applications and asks whether this could be a model for the future.

Regular Features

News Analysis – JUNO at Jupiter

A Letter from the Editor

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

ISS Report – 15 June-16 July 2016

Satellite Digest – 524 June 2016

Obituaries – Hartmut Sänger – Harry Oskar Ruppe – Hervé Moulin

Flashback – A regular feature looking back 50 years ago this month

Correspondence – Rocket Planes – An appreciation – For humanity – Site survey

Society News – With gratitude

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