Friday, February 5, 2010

Recently in the Space Review

Noteworthy articles from the past two weeks include:

* Jeff Foust on the threat from NEOs (with a focus on the release of the National Research Council's Space Studies Board's report "Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies"-accessible here as a free PDF.)

* Yousaf M. Butt on the widely talked about but generally misunderstood EMP threat from rogue states and geomagnetic storms alike ("real; however, the threat is overblown," he concludes), and outlining practical steps that can be taken to ameliorate the risks. (Part One is available here, and Part Two can be directly accessed here).

* Ryan L. Robrick's review of Christian Frei's documentary Space Tourists-which pays particular attention to its depiction of Kazakhstan, from which the Russian space program of course launches its Soyuz vehicles.

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