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Commercial Space Exploration Must Continue, Despite Recent Setbacks, Says Scott Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief of New Space

New Rochelle, NY, June 30, 2015—Though the cause of this past weekend’s failed SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station is still under investigation, industry experts caution that this most recent setback must not inhibit continued research and investment into space exploration. “While Sunday's SpaceX accident was disappointing, programs such as commercial cargo not only will continue, but must continue,” says G. Scott Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief of New Space, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University.

 According to Professor Hubbard, failed missions can be a jumping-off point for continued research and evaluation. “As with early aviation, space travel will become safer, more routine, and more affordable as flight experience is gained. In the long term, space exploration and utilization can only develop if launch services are affordable.”

New Space is the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the era of new space innovation. This groundbreaking publication facilitates and supports the efforts of researchers, engineers, analysts, investors, business leaders, and policymakers to capitalize on the opportunities of commercial space ventures. Spanning a broad array of topics including technological advancements, global policies, and innovative applications, the Journal brings the new space community together to address the challenges and discover new breakthroughs and trends in this epoch of private and public/private space discovery. Complete information is available on the New Space website.

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Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including Big Data, Soft Robotics, and Astrobiology. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s more than 80 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers website.