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Space Café UAE Recap: Talal Al Kaissi of G42

In this Space Cafè UAE by Abdulla A. Wasel,  Talal Al Kaissi of Group 42 (G42) talked about Space, AI and more great initiatives in the UAE. Talal and Abdulla touched on a multitude of topics when discussing the synergy between artificial intelligence and space exploration. One of these topics being the …

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Axiom raises $130 million and becomes unicorn

Luxembourg, 17 February 2021. – The Houston-based private spaceflight company Axiom Space raised $130 million in another round of funding led by C5 Capital, the company announced. Axiom Michael Suffredini told the TV channel CNBC that it is now “well past the point” of becoming a unicorn, “putting Axiom among …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 021 Featuring Dr. Niamh Shaw Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 21st episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Niamh Shaw – the least likeliest person who can get to space. Episode 021 features special guest Dr Niamh Shaw. Dr Niamh Shaw, an Irish-born performer, writer and communicator, wants to go into space. At the …

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NASA’s Perseverance nears Mars while UAE sends first photo

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – Getting closer: While NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover is nearing the Red Planet, the United Arab Emirate’s Hope mission sent a first picture. Perseverance’s touchdown on Mars is scheduled for Thursday, 18 February, the U.S. space agency said. NASA will provide live coverage of the landing …

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Russian Progress 77 carries ISS supply mission

Luxembourg, 16 February 2021. – News from Baikonur: An uncrewed Russian Progress 77 carrying over one ton of nitrogen, water and propellant to the International Space Station (ISS) launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday, NASA said. The resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational …

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Space Café Recap “Moriba’s Vox Populi 03” on religion, ethics and space

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi #03” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about religion, ethics and space, and sustainability with Brother Guy Consolmagno – Director, The Vatican Observatory. (Catholic perspective), Harel Ben-Ami – Delegate, Israel Space Agency to the United Nations. (Jewish perspective), Ari Leon – Senior Project …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Insights into Space law in China

by Jan Helge Mey L.LM. (McGill) and Dr. Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal, Germany While the space activities of China continue to advance in breadth and depth, rather little is known about the legal and regulatory framework within the country. It is difficult to find online sources and most texts are …

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Space Café Brazil Recap: Prof. Dr. Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto of the Catholic University of Santos

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Prof. Dr. Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto, of the Catholic University of Santos, Brazil, talked about the space race’s history and the beginning of the golden era of the United Nations treaties on outer space. He also talked about the role of international space …

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