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Rand Simberg

Rand Simberg is an aerospace engineer and a consultant in space commercialization, space tourism, and Internet security. He is the author of Safe Is Not an Option: Overcoming the Futile Obsession with ‘Getting Everyone Back Alive’ That Is Killing Our Expansion into Space (2013).

Simberg’s blog, Transterrestrial Musings, can be found at

You can follow Simberg on Twitter: @Simberg_Space and @SafeNotAnOption.

In The New Atlantis

The Return of the Space Visionaries

Number 56 ~ Summer/Fall 2018

Getting Over ‘Apolloism’

Number 49 ~ Spring/Summer 2016

Property Rights in Space

Number 37 ~ Fall 2012

In Search of a Conservative Space Policy

Number 29 ~ Fall 2010

A Space Program for the Rest of Us

Number 25 ~ Summer 2009

The New Pioneers

Number 18 ~ Fall 2007

Space Deals

Number 14 ~ Fall 2006

The Path Not Taken

Number 6 ~ Summer 2004

Other Publications

  • “Keep the FAA’s Head in the Clouds,”, June 10, 2016
  • “Social Justice Warriors Make Their Claim on Space,” PJ Media, May 7, 2015
  • “In Defense of Daring,”, November 4, 2014
  • “Continuing Irrational Risk Aversion by NASA,”, October 11, 2011