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Space Exploration

Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Prof. Thomas Schildknecht” On 1 June 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Prof. Thomas Schildknecht, Director of Swiss Optical Ground Station and Geodynamics Observatory Zimmerwald and Vice-Director of Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global.

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Space Café WebTalk with Laura Seward Forczyk Recap: Civilian space flight is coming (for real this time)

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening met with space professional, author, scientist, analyst and millennial, Laura Seward Forczyk. Laura is the founder and CEO of Astralytical, a space science, industry and policy consultancy that provides space career coaching services, big-picture market trends,

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The Space Cafe Podcast #27: Bruce Damer – a new origin of life and how to mine an asteroid

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 27th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Bruce Damer - a new origin of life and how to mine an asteroid. Episode 027 features a special guest Bruce Damer. Bruce Damer is a versatile scientist who may be on the verge of rewriting the story of the origin of life.

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Cabana follows Jurczyk as NASA Associate Administrator

Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from the January to May 2021, will retire after more than three decades of service, NASA said. Robert D. Cabana, who has served as director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida since 2008, will serve as new associate administrator, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced.

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Australia names Catherine Roberts head of its Space Division

Women in space: a senior officer of the Australian Royal Air Force, Catherine Roberts, will become the country’s Space Division new chief next year, Australian ABC News reported. Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts, who is currently the Head of Air Force Capability, will take over the newly created position of Head of Space Division from January, ABC said.

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NASA and Axiom disclose details on private ISS mission

NASA and the space startup Axiom Space will detail the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today, the U.S. space agency said. The spaceflight, named Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), is scheduled to launch no earlier than January 2022 for an eight-day mission aboard the orbiting complex.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here’s how worried you should be

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here’s how worried you should be”, originally published 4 May 2021 at The Conversation by Steven Freeland.

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