Public Policy

What to call the moon

October 31, 2018

Earth’s moon poses a nomenclature conundrum for publications, including Aerospace America. When English-speakers refer to the moon, is that an informal reference to Earth’s natural satellite, or should the moon be considered a proper name requiring capitalization? For some lunar aficionados, the choice to lowercase the “M” shows a lack of respect for this subject of song, myth and human exploration. Space historian John M. Logsdon researched the issue and offers a way out of the conundrum.

Decision time for Trump

By Henry Canaday and

May 17, 2017

2 leading aerospace journalists analyze the most important decisions facing President Donald Trump's administration

Building GOES-R

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February 9, 2017

Getting NOAA's newest satellite into orbit was an odyssey all its own

Correcting NASA’s course

By Tom Jones

January 27, 2017

While we should expect a hard look at NASA from his administration, President Donald Trump should give NASA the tools and resources it needs to open space to explorers and commerce.

Carbon Watchers

By Tom Risen

January 27, 2017

Mapping the global distribution of carbon dioxide from orbit

The Handoff

By Debra Werner

November 22, 2016

Momentum builds to give FAA control of space traffic