"Jeff Krukin has written a much needed and practical introduction to the evolving entrepreneurial space industry. Drawing on his experience as Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation and as a NewSpace business consultant with particular experience in state level engagement, Jeff brings invaluable insight about an emerging industry that promises to significantly impact our lives. Whether you are an investor, space exploration aficionado, or someone who just wants to know about these vehicles that will one day soon fly overhead, this primer should be on your must read list."
- Patti Grace Smith, former Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
"Kudos for Jeff Krukin’s NewSpace Nation for providing a compelling case that America’s best space days are just ahead, thanks to the creativity and determination of entrepreneurs and those who support them. You won’t find a better, more concise introduction to the Newspace industry.”
- Michael Mealling, Vice President for Business Development, Masten Space Systems
NewSpace Nation is an excellent introduction to what is happening now and a glimpse into the future for the next industry to impact life as much as the internet did. This NewSpace stuff is really interesting and I was disappointed that there wasn't more to read but I also realize that there is only so much you can write. After all, this is 'New' space and not a 50+ year old government space program. Now that the Government is going to rely on free enterprise to provide space transportation services, NewSpace Nation informs you of who the major players are in this infant industry. I look forward to reading another edition of this book as this industry blossoms."
- Eric Schreiner, Engineer
Too busy to wade through books and websites to learn about NewSpace? No worries, problem solved. All you need is this primer... and your favorite reading beverage.
Inside you’ll learn about the entrepreneurial companies that are changing how we “do” space, and when you can expect to fly faster and higher than the Concorde… and stay for a few days. From atmospheric racing to space tourism, from commercial spaceports to orbiting hotels, it’s all here.
Available in two formats: Kindle ebook for just $3.99 (such a deal!) and may be ordered here. If you prefer turning actual pages and need a hardcopy (single or multiple copies), please contact me.
First review from a buyer:
"Earlier this year, I happened upon NewSpace Nation, a concise summary of the thriving entrepreneurial side of the space business. "NewSpace" is the term now used to describe the many small companies breaking new ground in an industry long reserved for the "big guys", and NewSpace is indeed alive and well. Author and consultant Jeff Krukin neatly sums up the several different players, and speculates on where it's all headed. NewSpace Nation is not only an interesting read, but also an excellent reference manual - information and web site addresses abound on each page. It's a must-read if you are in any way involved in the space industry." - Anthony Matthews, Aerospace program manager and consultant, (Anthony Matthews Space Blog)