Publication- Commercial Spaceflight: Assessments, Challenges and Trends

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Commercial SpacelightTo be reviewed in Space Policy in a forthcoming issue!

From the publisher's website here:

Commercial Spaceflight: Assessments, Challenges and Trends

Editors: Nathaniel J. Clements and Edison G. Hahn

Retail Price: $125.00

Book Description: 
Historically, the commercial space launch industry focused primarily on putting payloads, such as satellites, into orbit, using launch vehicles that did not return to earth. Such launches have dropped off, and the industry is increasing its focus on space tourism. Additionally, in 2010, the Administration announced significant changes to NASA's human space-flight program, including its intention to cancel NASA's Constellation Program, and instead put the agency on the path of relying on commercial launch companies to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This book examines the commercial spaceflight industry with a focus on space tourism and commercial space transportation of NASA crews and cargo. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents: 
PrefaceCommercial Space Transportation: Industry Trends and Key Issues Affecting Federal Oversight and International Competitiveness
(GAO)

"NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges". Hearing Charter of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Opening Statement of The Honorable Ralph M. Hall, Chairman, Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Hearing on "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

Statement of John Elbon, Boeing Space Exploration Vice President & General Manager. Hearing on "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

Testimony of Steven W. Lindsey, Colonel, USAF (ret.). Hearing on "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

Statement of Elon Musk, CEO & CTO, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX). Hearing on "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

Statement of Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, ATK Space Launch System. Hearing on "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

Testimony of Dr. George F. Sowers Jr., Vice President, Business Development and Advanced Programs, United Launch Alliance, LLC. Hearing on "NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

NASA's Challenges Certifying and Acquiring Commercial Crew Transportation Services
(NASA)

Commercial Market Assessment for Crew and Cargo Systems
(NASA)

Report of the Commercial Human Spaceflight Workshop
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Index

Series: 
Space Science, Exploration and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-667-2
   Status: AV
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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.