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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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SpaceX will fly four tourists on Dragon into space

Paris, 4 February 2021. – While Starship SN9 exploded on its landing,  SpaceX made headlines with another news: Elon Musk’s company now wants to launch tourists to space. SpaceX is targeting no earlier than the fourth quarter of this year for Falcon 9’s launch of Inspiration4 – the world’s first …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 020 Featuring Alexander Soucek Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 20th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Alexander Soucek – ESA and the legal challenges of space. Episode 020 features special guest Alexander Soucek. Alexander Soucek is a space lawyer at ESA and must ensure that the increasing human presence in space …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Peter Martinez on the Future of Humanity in Space

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Peter Martinez, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation, USA talked about potential scenarios for the future of humanity in space. Growth and Sustainability in Space – ensuring the long-term usability of Earth’s orbits and beyond: There are more human activities taking place in …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 019 Featuring Una McCormack Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 19th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Una McCormack – Star Trek Science Fiction Writer. Episode 019 features special guest Una McCormack. Una McCormack is a science fiction writer who has become particularly well known for her work on Star Trek …

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Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space with LauncherOne

Paris, 18 January 2021. – A new chapter of space flight: Virgin Orbit successfully flew its small LauncherOne rocket from a Virgin Atlantic 747 airplane into orbit on Sunday, the company and its owner, Richard Branson, tweeted. The launch marks the entry of another private entrepreneur in the launch market, …

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Blue Origin close to human space flight with 14th New Shepard test

Paris, 15 January 2021. – Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed back its 14th New Shepard test vehicle and also brought back the capsule intended to offer human trips to the edge of space. The New Shepard lifted off from Blue Origin’s West Texas test site yesterday, …

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Voyager to acquire ISS heavy user and pioneer Nanoracks

Paris, 31 December 2020. – The space exploration company Voyager Space wants to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary Nanoracks, the company announced. Houston-based Nanoracks offers low-cost, high-quality solutions for satellite deployment and research in more than 30 nations worldwide. Voyager plans to invest “significant …

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Axiom Space builds training and production campus at Houston Spaceport

Paris, 28 December 2020. – The U.S. aerospace company Axiom Space builds a campus at the Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport near Houston, Texas, the company announced. Axiom Space announced plans to create a 14-acre headquarters campus to train private astronauts and begin production of its Axiom Station—”the world’s first …

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China’s Chang’e-5 leaves Moon while NASA pays $1 for regolith

Luxembourg, 4 December 2020. – China’s spectacular Moon mission continues: The Chang’e-5 probe left Moon’s surface yesterday with samples of dust and regolith on board, the BBC reported. “Right on cue, at 15:10 GMT, an ascent vehicle lit its engine to head up to a service module that will shepherd …

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