Kathy Lueders is NASA’s new human spaceflight supremo: who is she and what is she planning?

Kathy Lueders is NASA’s new human spaceflight supremo: who is she and what is she planning?

It can be said that NASA’s human spaceflight programme has suffered too many changes of leader in the past year. In July 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine effectively fired by demotion the long-serving – but reluctant to change – William H. (Bill) Gerstenmaier...
Seradata Space Conference Sketch: Underwriters stay calm despite last year’s loss while in orbit tracking and liability are new concerns

Seradata Space Conference Sketch: Underwriters stay calm despite last year’s loss while in orbit tracking and liability are new concerns

While this writer was both an organiser and participant at the Seradata Space Conference in London in June, he can just about stay neutral enough to write about the event. Following a slightly doom-laden introduction about the prospects for space insurance, by...