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Offline Queen Greg

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How to find more space news
« on: 11/04/2017 07:19 PM »
I've been wondering how to find more space news? Any suggestions?

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2017 07:50 PM »
What are you following so far? Give us a list so we don't suggest things you know about already.

There is a LOT out there, the trick is to narrow down to what you like reading.
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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #2 on: 11/04/2017 08:16 PM »
What are you following so far? Give us a list so we don't suggest things you know about already.

There is a LOT out there, the trick is to narrow down to what you like reading.

There are a lot of sites that publish space related articles but much of it is inaccurate or sensationalized
or simply a rehash of company's press releases with the occasional error to inject confusion.

There's less than a dozen good space reporters. If you watch webcasts of space press conferences
it doesn't take long to figure out which reporters show up, understand the material and ask intelligent questions
versus those that don't have a clue.

I find that http://www.spacetoday.net/
does a good job of capturing a lot of space reporting headlines that I can scan for the articles that interest me.

I also follow the reporters that I know are accurate on twitter.

Hope that helps

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2017 08:24 PM »
I'd suggest : use Twitter.

There are a lot of people constantly twitting and sharing links there.

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2017 09:06 PM »
I'd suggest : use Twitter.

There are a lot of people constantly twitting and sharing links there.

Follow Eric Berger. And whatever outlets he's writing for.
Follow our own Vaporcobra.
Follow NSF, we have the very best launch related news.
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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #5 on: 11/04/2017 09:37 PM »
Personally I follow a few outlets/reporters. Since Space has many facets, each one of them is usually specialized and covers a particular field more reliably.
An exception of course is NSF that imo does a brilliant job at covering (and discussing) almost anything space related.
Some suggestions other than this site:
- Jeff Foust (SpaceNews.com) and Peter B. de Selding (spaceintelreport.com) have active twitter accounts and cover all aspects of spaceflight, launch manifests etc. but I find them especially insightful about Space Policy issues (Jeff Foust in particular) and european/russian space organizations (Peter B. de Selding).
- Eric Berger also has a Twitter account and writes for ArsTechnica. He's more versed in US commercial space company and US space policy. Sometimes he's a little biased towards Blue Origin vs. SpaceX and some of his articles can be a bit sensationalistic, more opinion-editorial sort of journalism (but interesting nonetheless).
-Reddit also provides interesting discussion about space news. The thing is that a part from r/space you have to follow each organization / company separately. Sometimes 'important' people post on their organization's subreddit (Tory Bruno on r/ULA and Elon Musk, Tom Mueller and other SX employees on r/SpaceX).

Of course I hope this list isn't against NSF Terms of service, if it is I'll edit it.
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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #6 on: 11/04/2017 10:17 PM »
Good suggestions.  I would also suggest the following sites (search on the name for a link):

space.com
spacedaily.com
spaceflightnow.com
spacetoday.net
spaceref.com
spacenews.com

And the various blogs at the Planetary Society.

If space imaging - not human-flight-related - is what you want, try unmannedspaceflight.com.


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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #7 on: 11/04/2017 10:53 PM »
I find Space.com a bit 'needy' and attention-seeking. I enjoy some of The Space Review articles, though the content is variable!

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #8 on: 11/05/2017 01:01 AM »
I find Space.com a bit 'needy' and attention-seeking. I enjoy some of The Space Review articles, though the content is variable!
Our own Blackstar writes a lot of amazing historical stuff there. Some truly jawdropping sleuthing on declassified missions from very small clues.
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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #9 on: 11/05/2017 08:23 PM »
Not exactly "news" but one of my favourite space sites:

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #10 on: 11/05/2017 09:04 PM »
One not mentioned yet: Parabolicarc.com

Originally meant to just cover suborbital but covers a lot of space, the editor can often cover stories not picked up anywhere else.

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #11 on: 11/05/2017 09:05 PM »
All of the commonly cited sources are mentioned above. More obscure or less timely sources include "Behind The Black," a blog post by Robt Zimmerman that does a nice job of updating news from current Mars missions, though delivered with a liberal dose of libertarian opinion, and "Ad Astra," the quarterly magazine of the National Space Society. Some of the features are real gems, such as the article that seriously explored the physiologic challenges of human reproduction on Mars.

http://behindtheblack.com/
http://www.nss.org/adastra/

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #12 on: 11/05/2017 09:18 PM »
satellitetoday.com is a good source for commercial satellite related news
spacepolicyonline.com is good for the calendar of events/conferences/hearings/meetings

If you just periodically search for the stuff you're interested in you'll build up a list of sources that match your interests over time.

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #13 on: 11/05/2017 09:19 PM »
The FISO telecon archive is a neat resource too if you haven't run across it:
http://spirit.as.utexas.edu/~fiso/archivelist.htm

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #14 on: 11/05/2017 09:25 PM »
If you're looking for commentary as well as news, I recommend Anthony Colangelo's Main Engine Cut Off podcast.

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Re: How to find more space news
« Reply #15 on: 11/06/2017 08:01 PM »
I'll step so low and recommend my own Space Twitter feed:)

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