Spaceflight Vol 59 No 07 – July 2017

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NASA’s Roadmap to Mars: Stepping stones or stumbling blocks
After many years of deliberation and hardware development to acquire a deep space capability leading to putting humans on Mars, NASA has a map for how it will get humans to the Red Planet by the mid-2030s.

Space Launch System Evolves
Now little more than two years away from its first flight, we look at the current state of development with what will become the world’s most powerful launch vehicle and assess how progress is being made against some chal-lenging obstacles.

Hubble Space Telescope and the Shuttle: Advanced Satellite Servicing
Christopher Gainor FBIS takes time out from his work as one of a team under contract to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for an official history of the HST to tell us about the challenges of servicing the giant telescope.

Regular Features

News Analysis – Hypersonic Strike or Reusable Launch Vehicle?

A Letter from the Editor

ISS Report – 9 April - 8 May 2017

Briefing notes – news shorts from around the world

Satellite Digest – 534 April 2017

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

Society News – It is rocket science! – Anna Smith Visits the BIS – Suszann Parry Receives IAF Award

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