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Interstellar Lab teams up with 3D-printing company Soliquid to build BioPod on Earth and in space

Interstellar Lab, the French-American company building controlled-environment habitat and crop cultivation modules, has established a partnership with the 3D printing company Soliquid. Founded in 2018 by Jim Rhoné, Impulse Group and Amaury Thomas, Soliquid is backed by Leonard, VINCI’s future of construction acceleration program,

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Goodwill and cooperative spirit at GLEX in St. Petersburg

A lot of global goodwill and a declaration of deterrence: The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2021) opened in St. Petersburg with high-level commitments from different nations to continue to internationally cooperate in space. NASA Administrator, Bill Nelson announced his wish to extend the collaboration on the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030;

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Brazil is the twelfth country to sign Artemis

Brazil is next: the country signed the Artemis Accords, “affirming its commitment to ensuring sustainable space exploration that adheres to a common set of principles benefiting all of humanity”, the U.S. space agency NASA said. Marcos Pontes, Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, signed the document during a ceremony with President Jair Bolsonaro and other officials, NASA said.

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Japan fourth country in the world to pass space resources law

Japan is the fourth country in the world – after the United States, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates – to have a dedicated law for the exploration and exploitation of space resources. The law provides that Japanese private business operators shall be permitted to engage in the exploration and development of space resources.

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G7 call on other nations to protect space

The G7 nations committed to a safe and sustainable use of space at their leaders’ summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, the UK government said. Delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA, the UK and the EU pledged to take action to tackle the growing hazard of space debris as our planet’s orbit becomes increasingly crowded, the UK said.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Niklas Nienass” On 29 June 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Niklas Nienass, Member of the European Parliament, The Greens/EFA, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Freedom, Science, Democracy. Europe's role in the new Space Race - Space travel is currently undergoing rapid change.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 7 June – 13 June 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville - As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 31 May – 6 June 2021”.

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Blue Origin sells seat on New Shepard’s first human flight for $28 million

Blue Origin sold a seat on its first human spaceflight in July for $28 million, the company said. Jeff Bezos’ space venture auctioned off a seat for $28 million on its first crewed spaceflight scheduled on July 20, it said; the winning bidder will fly to space with the Amazon founder and his brother Mark on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

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