With tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, the pressure is on President Obama to do more than issue stern warnings to the Russian government. Economic sanctions are one possible action, but one that could put the squeeze not only on Russia but also the U.S. manned space program.
The nation has never seen anything like the nascent private space industry. There are laws and regulations that could keep spaceflight safe or smother entrepreneurial firms and industries in their cradles.
By Alberto Reyes
It’s easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.
Blackbird asks for more
Photo by Sgt. P.A Tubridy, 1988
Shuttle Launch from Space Station