Spaceflight Vol 59 No 01 – January 2017

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Trump on Space
With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the USA and an all-Republican Congress, the Editor looks at prospects for the space programme under the new administration

ISS Rescoped
The Russians are downsizing their presence on the ISS so how does the manifest look for 2017?

To Mars via HoloLens
Buzz Aldrin has helped launch a new virtual experience at the Kennedy Space Center. Is this the way for Earthlings to experience Mars?

Webb Telescope optics complete!
With two years to go before launch, the mirror is complete on the world’s biggest space telescope.

German women for space
The search is on to find the first woman astronaut from Germany, with finalists vying for a seat on a Soyuz.

The Big One is Coming!
With increasing attention to the risk from Near Earth Objects, just how is the impact probability assessed?

Massimino on the Road
Rick Mulheirn caught up with retired astronaut Mike Massimino to find out what motivates him and what he is planning to do now.

Icarus Spacecraft Designs – Part 2
Peter Milne brings us up to date with continuing activity on starship studies with coverage of Resolution, Zeus and IDD designs.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Beagle 2 New Evidence

ISS Report – 16 October 2016-15 November 2016

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

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

Shelf – Reality Check – Bugs in Space – Be careful…

Satellite Digest – 528 October 2016

Society News – BIS and IAASS sign MOU – Belgian branch meets – Ordnance Survey on Mars – Sir Arthur Clarke Awards 2016 – NLV working day

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