“There is so much new material out in the ether of space reporting that it is refreshing to receive a distinct and realistic assessment of events and themes in the industry. In those regards the Lurio Report nails it every time....an indispensable read.”
-- Will Whitehorn, President, Virgin Galactic, 2007-2010
“Charles's work has been a great contributor to extending understanding of the developing industry. The Lurio Report is evenhanded and insightful and I always look forward to reading Charles's opinions”
-- Gwynne Shotwell, President, SpaceX
“No one tracks
and understands ‘New Space’ better than Charles Lurio.”
-- Jim Asker, Executive Editor, “Aviation Week & Space
is one of the very few observers of the emerging entrepreneurial space industry
who has both the inside sources and the technical judgment to identify and
evaluate emerging trends.”
-- Jeffrey K. Greason, President, XCOR Aerospace; Member, Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee
Events such as the flight of “SpaceShipOne” and current work on
commercial human suborbital/orbital flight systems herald a ‘New Space’ era.
Commercial activities could expand to produce economic benefits in rivalry to
the IT/web revolution.
The Cold War era
‘moon race’ linked space to a government framework and a public mindset that
effectively prohibited developing practical spaceflight abilities for people
and cargo. Only comsat - type space businesses could succeed, since radio
signals provide their own transportation to and from orbit.
aviation in the U.S. had advanced because government concentrated its efforts
on long-term lab research and “testing the flight envelope” with vehicles
designed for that purpose only. That complemented the private sector’s shorter
term investment horizons and ability to develop manifold new markets and the
vehicles they required.
This balance of
public and private strengths could have been applied to spaceflight, but was
disrupted by the ‘race.’ An unstated assumption emerged that most spaceflight
uniquely required what was essentially a central planning agency. The result
of these factors was that the price of space transportation and related systems
stayed high while safety stayed low. The economic promise of space was
Report brings you news
in perspective and informed discussion on critical aspects of the emerging ‘New
Space’ industry that is starting to break free from these constraints. It also
provides exclusives and background data that you will find nowhere else.
Subscribers Include: Major media; Entrepreneurial firms; Current and prospective
investors in the field; Political players; Serious
advocates and observers of this ‘New Space’ revolution.
informal predecessor newsletters & updates for some 15 years;
contacts with business, investment and political players and national media.
Observer and participant in the ‘alternate space’ movement for decades;
independently in supporting the DC-X program in the early ‘90’s through
political action and building bridges to the general and aerospace media;
“Indispensable contributor” (Jeff Greason, CEO, XCOR) to the passage of the
Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, the enabling legislation for
the private human suborbital spaceflight industry;
Undergraduate through Ph.D. degrees, MIT Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.