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#SpaceWatchGL Perspective: Next Gen ESA by Claudia Kessler

by Claudia Kessler, CEO Astronautin GmbH On 26 August 2020, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Markus Payer started a dialogue about the next generation ESA here. We reached out to representatives in all ESA member states and beyond to get their feedback on that topic. Here we publish their perspectives.  How …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 011 Featuring Sara Langston Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 11th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Sara Langston – Teaching the next generation of space travelers Episode 011 features special guest Sara Langston. Sara Langston teaches at the time-honored Embry Riddle flight school and knows what astronauts had to endure …

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Blue Origin-led team delivers Lunar Lander engineering mockup To NASA

The Blue Origin-led Human Landing System (HLS) National Team, comprised of Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, delivered an engineering mockup of a crew lander vehicle that could take American astronauts to the Moon. The lander is set up in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), NASA Johnson …

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Sierra Nevada Corporation advances habitat development for NASA

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, is continuing to advance its development of the company’s LIFE Habitat (Large Inflatable Fabric Environment) under Phase 3 of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP-2) Appendix A habitat program. In Phase …

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Virgin Galactic unveils novel high-speed vehicle design

  Virgin Galactic, which includes its manufacturer of advanced air and space vehicles, The Spaceship Company, has revealed the initial designs for its high-speed vehicle. The company has signed non-binding memorandum of understanding with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in designing and developing engine propulsion technology for high-speed commercial aircraft. The initial …

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Virgin Galactic reveals SpaceshipTwo cabin interior

Virgin Galactic Holdings, a vertically-integrated aerospace and space travel company, revealed the cabin interior of its SpaceshipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, in a virtual event streamed live on YouTube. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts around the world, now have the opportunity to explore the Virgin Galactic cabin design and spaceflight experience through …

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Virgin Galactic taps Michael Colglazier as Chief Executive Officer

Virgin Galactic Holdings, a vertically-integrated aerospace and space travel company, announced the appointments of Michael Colglazier as Virgin Galactic’s new Chief Executive Officer and George Whitesides as Chief Space Officer, effective July 20, 2020. Michael assumes the CEO role at an exciting time for Virgin Galactic as the Company progresses through …

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Russia to refit Vostochny spaceport for crewed launches

Russia will start work in early 2021 to design ground infrastructure for launching cosmonauts from the Vostochny spaceport, Deputy CEO of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos for Capital Construction Yuri Roslyak told TASS on 15 July 2020. “From January 2021, the work on its design will just begin,” the deputy …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The UAE and “the next frontier”​ – why we are keen to develop our space program, and doing so in a hurry

By Talal Al Kaissi How things began, and where they are now: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long looked to space as a domain we would like to make a meaningful contribution to for a variety of reasons. A meeting between our late founder and President Sheikh Zayed with the Apollo …

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