As 2011 draws to a close, I’m very pleased to celebrate three years of postings on Leading Space. These three years have borne witness to a number of changes in human spaceflight, some very fundamental. Along the way I’ve written about my role in my tiny corner of the human spaceflight world, and also commented on space policy matters and the associated leadership (or lack thereof) coming from Capitol Hill and the White House. In any case, a number of postings here on Leading Space have gained traction with you, the reading audience, for which I thank you. You make Leading Space what it is, and it wouldn’t be it without you. Today’s retrospective will look back at 2011 viewed through those postings, and conclude with a brief look ahead to 2012.