Jeff Foust is an astute observer of the commercial space flight industry, and someone I’ve consistently looked to for feedback and analysis over the years.

He’s an analyst with Futron Corporation and editor of the widely followed blogs and, as well as the weekly newsletter The Space Review.

He took time before lunch at the 14th annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference in Washington to talk with me about recent advances in commercial space flight and what we can expect in 2011.