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Biden names Pam Melroy deputy to new NASA chief Bill Nelson

Paris, 19 April 2021. – U.S. president Joe Biden names former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator, alongside Bill Nelson who was named 14th NASA administrator in March. “Pam’s experience as an astronaut, space shuttle commander, and U.S. Air Force test pilot would bring to NASA a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing the agency,” acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk commented.

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Register Today For Our Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West On 7 May 2021

This Space Café Canada will feature Dr. David Kendall, Founding Member at Outer Space Institute, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Does space need more Canada? Canada has a strong past in space, but what is the future?

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: It’s not how big your laser is, it’s how you use it: space law is an important part of the fight against space debris

by Annie Handmer and Steven Freeland SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “It’s not how big your laser is, it’s how you use it: space law is an important part of the fight against space debris”, originally published 14 April 2021 at The Conversation by Annie Handmer and Steven Freeland.

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Nigerian Space Agency appoints new Director General

Dr Halilu Shaba Ahmad got confirmed as the third Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, as Space in Africa reported. Prior to his appointment as the Director-General of NASRDA, Dr Ahmad served in various leadership capacities since joining the Space Agency Agency in 2009. Most recently, he served as the Director of Strategic Space Applications, in which capacity

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Isar Aerospace signs up for Andoya launch pad in Norway

sar Aerospace’s Spectrum rocket will launch from Norway: Isar Aerospace has signed an agreement with Norwegian Andøya Space to secure exclusive access for a period of up to twenty years to one of its launch pads on the island Andøya. “We are very happy and proud that we were able to secure our dedicated launch pad on Andøya, the best-funded spaceport in continental Europe.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 5 April – 11 April 2021

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 5 April - 11 April 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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The Space Cafe Podcast #25: Alice Gorman – Space Archaeologist and why Elon Musk will never call her back.

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 25th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Alice Gorman - Space Archaeologist and why Elon Musk will never call her back. Episode 025 features a special guest Alice Gorman. Alice Gorman has brought together astrophysics and archaeology to create the fascinating field of space archaeology. She talks about what exactly it is and why it could be crucial to the future of space travel in this fascinating episode of the Space Cafe Podcast.

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Biden supports NASA with $24.7 billion 2022 budget proposal

The U.S. Government’s budget for fiscal year 2022 requests $24.7 billion for NASA, a 6.3 per cent increase compared to this year’s spending bill, the White House said. The President’s “discretionary request” includes $6.9 billion for NASA’s human exploration of Moon, Mars and beyond, an unspecified amount for its robotic exploration of the solar system

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Emirates name first female Arab astronaut

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) named its first female astronaut, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said. “Today we announce two new Emirati astronauts, among them the first female Arab astronaut. We congratulate them and count on them to raise the name of the UAE ever higher in space.”

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Theresa Hitchens” On 20 April 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Theresa Hitchens, Space and Air Force reporter at Breaking Defense, Washington DC, USA. This event will take place on 20 April 2021 at 4:00 pm CEST. In our dialogue, we will discuss: 1. Developments in weapons tech,

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