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Space Café WebTalk: 33 minutes with Laura Anne Edwards – Thoughts on the Future of Space and Earth Recap

The Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Laura Anne Edwards - Thoughts on the Future of Space and Earth” took place on Tuesday, 29th March. Laura is an innovation catalyst, named a 2021 Top 50 Leader in Space Tech. Laura is a NASA Datanaut, a core member of the Oxford Space Initiative, TED Resident,

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Singapore signs US-led Artemis Accords

Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong signed the Artemis Accords on behalf of Singapore, making it the 18th nation and first Southeast Asian country to join the US-led agreement on space exploration. The Artemis Accords launched in 2020 with eight founding members. The Accords got their name after NASA’s Artemis Moon programme.

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ESRIC selects first five start-ups as part of its “Start-up Support Programme”

Following the first call for applications, the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) has selected the five start-ups to participate in the “Start-up Support Programme” (SSP) and begin their pre-incubation in April, ESRIC said. Space resources research and innovation centre ESRIC’s SSP

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NASA to support development of a second lunar lander

NASA announced that it will support the development of a second lunar lander to transport astronauts to and from the Moon’s surface to provide competition with SpaceX during the sustainable phase of the Artemis program. The agency will soon kick off the Sustaining Lunar Development award for a second lander separate from the existing Human Landing System (HLS).

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Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Josef Aschbacher and Dr. Alexander Gerst” Recap: Space as a panacea to the world’s ills

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Josef Aschbacher, Director General at the European Space Agency (ESA) and as a special guest, Dr. Alexander Gerst, ESA Astronaut about "Ambitions for the future of Europe in Space - Agenda 2025"  live

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NASA completes alignment of Webb’s primary mirror

The critical mirror alignment steps of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now complete and the team expects to meet or even exceed the optical performance science goals set for the space telescope, NASA said. Every optical parameter that has been checked and tested is performing at, or above, expectations, according to NASA.

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