Space Activity Review: Special Edition – Top Ten Space Business Stories of 2021.

# 1 Space spaces At least thirteen space companies are announcing or concluding merger transactions with ad hoc acquisition companies in order to become listed on the stock exchange, producing a collective valuation of around $ 26 billion: Arqit, AST SpaceMobile, Astra, BlackSky, Momentus, Planet, Redwire, Rocket Lab, Satellogic, Spire, …

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Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 cars to fix mirror and front trunk issues

(RTTNews) – Luxury electric car maker Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has recalled more than 475,000 cars in the United States over technical issues that could increase the risk of accidents. Tesla has recalled 356,309 vehicles to address potential backup camera issues, which affect the 2017-2020 Model 3s. The company will repair …

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2022 AIAA Durand Lectureship for Public Service awarded to William H. Gerstenmaier of SpaceX

2022 AIAA Durand Lectureship for Public Service awarded to William H. Gerstenmaier of SpaceX Press Release From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Posted: Thursday December 30 2021 The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the AIAA 2022 Durand lecturer for the public service is …

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From Tally Ho to space

December 30 – OXFORD – A distinguished last name from Granville County is now rushing into space, destined to take its place a million miles from Earth and write a new page in the annals of space exploration. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on Christmas Day with, not …

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LEGO to launch NASA-inspired moon sets in time for Artemis I launch

December 29, 2021 LEGO is launching a new series of NASA Artemis Program-themed construction toys just in time to coincide with the first mission. The toy company recently unveiled the first two of its NASA-inspired LEGO City Space sets with clues about more to come. The release of the new …

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SpaceX will land humans on Mars in 10 years at the latest

Elon Musk has said SpaceX will land humans on Mars in 10 years in the worst case. The engineering of the spacecraft and cost reduction are the determining factors. “No amount of money can get you a ticket to Mars,” Musk added on the Lex Fridman podcast. Loading Something is …

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The NGCA and ATHN agreements are approved as the SAVS progress slowly towards 2022

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NASA releases audio clip of what Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede looks like

Imagining Ganymede, the icy moon of Jupiter and the largest moon in our solar system, can be quite a challenge. (I’m still at, “Whoa, that’s a big moon.”) Realize that’s a whole different story, and scientists are still working on it. Whether you are looking to learn more about the …

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5 Steps to Landing a Job at SpaceX

Kiel Towns is a recruiter for Raines International, a recruiting company that helps place candidates for jobs at SpaceX. SpaceX is considered one of the best companies to work for, according to job search site Hired. Kiel Towns details the most important steps to get a job with the company. …

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Innovative in space

From global space agencies to emerging private sector players and even the general public, each of us has a role to play in guiding global space travel. By Salem Humaid AlMarri, Managing Director of MBRSC In the space realm, we keep thinking about the next big thing. Since the advent …

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The Great British Space Race | Space

Britain is set to make a remarkable aerospace breakthrough over the next 12 months. For the first time, a satellite will be put into orbit from a launch pad in the United Kingdom. It will be a historic moment – although it is not yet clear exactly where this great …

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Burns Critical Mid-Term Correction

Through Nasa December 25, 2021 At 7:50 p.m. EST on December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope launched its first course correction to adjust its course to its final orbit. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center AT 7:50 p.m. EST, Webb first mid-term corrective burn has begun. It lasted …

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Bahrain takes first step into orbit, joining Gulf space race

Image of a previous SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base on May 4, 2019 in … [+] Cape Canaveral, Florida (Photo: Paul Hennessy / NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Bahrain said it sent a satellite into space on December 21, making its first …

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5 things to know Wednesday

President Biden will be tested again for COVID-19 President Joe Biden will be tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday after an initial negative antigen test on Sunday and a PCR test on Monday. The president was in close contact with a White House aide on Friday who tested positive on Monday. …

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Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars. Can he? Should he?

If SpaceX founder Elon Musk succeeds, he will have humans on Mars by 2026. His big dream, however, is to establish a self-sustaining “colony”, separate from Earth and with a population of ‘a million people. It’s extravagant, but as we speak, Mr. Musk is developing “spaceships” to transport 100 humans …

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Summary of Leadership Movements in Global Wealth Management

A busy month of moves and appointments in the global wealth management industry Tom Hall joined the private investment firm Sorbus Partners as a partner. Hall, who is an original co-founder of the company, left in 2014 for family business reasons. Previously, he was a director of UBS Investment Bank …

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UTSA Helps Lead International Space Research, Enriched Student Experience | UTSA today | UTSA

It took the combined efforts of NASA and European and Canadian space agencies to make this possible. Astronomers around the world have used Hubble and ground-based telescopes to prepare for this momentous occasion. The group that I co-lead at the University of Texas at San Antonio includes about 55 astronomers …

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Astronaut Gets Haircut by ISS Teammate: “Welcome to the NASA Lounge”

Astronaut Matthias Maurer shared the video on Twitter which shows him getting his hair cut by his teammate Raja Chari on the International Space Station. In the video, Maurer can be seen kneeling and holding onto the spaceship as Chari uses a clipper to cut his hair. In a witty …

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Elon Musk on SpaceX’s 100th Falcon 9 rocket landing: “Hard to believe”

The IXPE mission was recently launched on a Falcon 9 rocket. (Image credit: Twitter / @ SpaceX) On its last mission, SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). News18.com Last update:December 22, 2021, 9:30 a.m. IST FOLLOW US ON: It’s been six years since …

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Virgin Galactic falls back to Earth, risks remain

Virgin Galactic Holdings (SPCE) the action exploded in the stratosphere, then plunged back to Earth twice, punishing the euphoric investors who chose to drive it out. Now down more than 75% from its peak of around $ 60 a share, Sir Richard Branson’s visionary spaceflight company may finally be worth …

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Scottish scientist to pilot mission to Mars

Dr Christian Schröder is one of five ‘visiting researchers’, joining five scientists from Europe, Russia and Canada who will play a leading role in commanding the Euro-Russian rover ExoMars Rosalind Franklin when it launches. in September 2022. Once the rover lands at the selected Oxia Planum site on Mars in …

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What is a comet? | NASA Space Square – NASA Science For Kids

The short answer: Comets are large objects made of dust and ice that orbit the Sun. Best known for their long, sinking tails, these ancient objects are vestiges of the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. Comets, like the comet ISON pictured here, are believed to contain …

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Huge SpaceX Spacecraft Aims To Bring Humans To Mars | Elon musk

Ihe month has been an eventful one for Elon Musk. The richest man in the world and founder of Tesla and SpaceX has been controversially named Time’s Person of the Year; got embroiled in a Twitter feud over his taxes with a politician he called “Senator Karen” and got a …

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Japanese space tourists return to Earth – Spaceflight Now

Russian Commander Alexander Misurkin smiles after exiting the Soyuz MS-20 landing capsule, visible below. Credit: Roscosmos Two Japanese space tourists and a veteran Russian cosmonaut left the International Space Station and landed on Earth on Sunday, ending a 12-day mission with a parachute-assisted landing in freezing Kazakhstan. The Soyuz MS-20 …

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Ellen Ochoa’s extraordinary career at NASA: Shortwave: NPR

STS-110 flight engineer astronaut Ellen Ochoa dons a training version of the full-pressure launch and entry suit before a training session at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The technician in costume Andre Denard assists Ochoa. STS-110 took place in April 2002 and was the 13th shuttle mission to visit the …

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SpaceX will launch its 2nd Falcon 9 rocket tonight in less than 16 hours. Watch it live.

CAP CANAVERAL, Fla .– SpaceX will launch its second rocket in less than 24 hours on Saturday (December 18) and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch the Turksat 5B communications satellite for Turkey on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The …

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An unusual move for SpaceX / Virgin Orbit Investments / Intelsat’s creditors settlements – SatNews

Elon musk EspaceX should throw 52 of his Star link machine in circular orbit today (December 17). This is an unusual move by Musk’s team – this launch is designed to fill in gaps in the constellation’s existing coverage. The launch will take place from SpaceX’s facilities at Vandenberg Air …

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A NASA scientist replies: “Is there water on Mars?”

NASA took advantage of its YouTube channel to add a new video to its “We Asked a NASA Scientist” series collection. In this week’s episode, Mars geologist Eva Scheller replies, “Is there water on Mars?Yes“, but it really depends on how water is defined. Scheller goes on to explain that …

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SpaceX Provides Kits To Increase Internet Capacity In Hard-Hit Areas | News

SpaceX is providing Starlink satellite kits to areas hit hard by last Friday’s tornadoes that will help people access the internet. It also provides routers to provide WiFi capabilities. The kits provide satellite dishes that connect to SpaceX Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit, which directly provide Internet and WiFi …

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Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and all the other names that made a difference in private space travel in 2021

Space tourism isn’t exactly a new concept, but 2021 has seen it move from a distant possibility to a real reality several times. While there are multiple factors behind these innovations, there are a few names that each play an important role in their own businesses. First, there’s the space …

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Summary of scientific news: geologists discover a “treasure” of dinosaur tracks in Poland; NASA’s Webb Telescope promises ‘incredible journey’ for astronomy and more

Here is a summary of scientific news briefs. Geologists find “treasure” of dinosaur tracks in Poland Hundreds of dinosaur footprints, so well preserved that even scaly skin can be seen, have been found in Poland, giving a glimpse of a complex ecosystem around 200 million years ago, geologists said. Described …

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Susquehanna Township Middle School students meet NASA astronaut

PA-native Astronaut Hoburg explained how he became an astronaut, answered questions from students, and discussed NASA’s next goal of sending people to the moon. HARRISBURG, Pa .– Students at Susquehanna Township Middle School had the unique opportunity to speak and ask questions of an astronaut this week. Astronaut Warren “Woody” …

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Elon Musk says he’s anti-subsidy, but got billions of dollars

Elon Musk’s businesses have received billions of dollars in government grants over the past two decades. In 2021, Musk opposed raising taxes for the rich and said the government should not control “capital.” He recently said he was against government subsidies. One of his companies accepted them as recently as …

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DART launch could be key milestone in planetary defense – The NAU Review

The latest NASA launch into space is going to have an impact. In fact, that is its whole mission. This is all part of a long-term planetary defense strategy to avoid an “Armageddon” scenario, and the NAU planetologist Cristina Thomas is part of the team studying this event. DART (Double …

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Backing Away From the Cliff – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This image was taken by the left navigation camera aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Sol 3324. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS. Download image › As we continue to explore the Maria Gordon notch, we anticipate a touch and go with many ranging activities between “touch” and “go”. MSL is …

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Elon Musk named Time Magazine Personality of the Year

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is 2021 Time Person of the Year, the magazine said on Monday (December 13). “The Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk over life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth as well,” …

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Bill Nye calls it his ‘mission in life’ to help people filter out false information

In a new MasterClass, over 13 lessons, Nye shares a timely reminder: science is always all over. Master class Say Bill Nye’s name, someone might be screaming “science guy”, and a millennial nearby will unlock a memory. They sit in a classroom as their teacher unrolls a cart containing an …

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Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin aims to help the next generation reach for the stars

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is striving to help the next generation reach the same heights as him. Melvin, a retired NASA astronaut, completed two space shuttle missions on the International Space Station during his tenure, one in 2008 and the other in 2009. But since then, Melvin has worked …

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Watch Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin NS-19 Live: First Six Passengers

The NS-19 capsule returns with the crew over the Texas desert. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the sixth time this year on Saturday, a mission that marked the first time the company has launched six passengers at a time. Called NS-19, this New …

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SpaceX Inspiration4’s all-civilian astronaut crew brought meteorite back to space (briefly)

After spending 50,000 years on Earth, a meteorite had the chance to visit space again for nearly three days, during the all-civilian Inspiration4 mission in September. Pilot Sian Proctor shared a video on Twitter Friday (December 10) showing a fragment of the huge Canyon Diablo space rock that crashed into …

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Turkey to launch Türksat 5B satellite on December 19 from the United States

The new Turkish telecommunications satellite Türksat 5B will be put into orbit on December 19 via the Space X Falcon 9 rocket from the US state of Florida, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced on Friday. The satellite, produced by Airbus, was transferred from France to the United States …

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DWAC swings again, CFVI follows it and Planet (PL) falls on day 2

————————–————————–Free Resources for Boardroom Alpha Investors————————–————————–** Podcast: Know who’s driving the comeback** CEO / CFO / Director Moves newsletter** PSPC Daily Bulletin** Complete PSPC List The PSPC market has mainly taken a hit alongside the rest of the market today. Notable among today’s declines, Planet Labs, which saw its ticker …

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The team behind NASA’s newest Martian rover to honor persevering students

Throughout the rover’s development, its journey to Mars, its white-fisted landing and ambitious surface mission so far, the Perseverance team has risen to new challenges. “It’s the most complex robotic system we’ve ever sent to another planet,” said Jennifer Trosper, Perseverance Project Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern …

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NASA expert responds if there is an ocean on other worlds, or just Earth?

About 72% of the Earth’s surface is covered with liquid water, but are we the only planet in the universe with an abundance of water, or are there others? A new video part of “We asked an expert“The YouTube series explores the question of”Are there oceans on other worlds?In this …

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Elon Musk just got rid of all his physical assets by selling his California mansion

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Elon musk , who is currently the richest man in the world, officially does not own any property. He has just sold the last mansion in his name which is located in …

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NASA Gets Rare Asteroid Sample From Japan In Landmark Exchange

The historical exchange will help researchers gain insight into the past. HOUSTON – NASA has conducted an international asteroid sample exchange with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. This is the largest surviving sample of asteroids in the history of the Johnson Space Center. “It’s not me walking on the moon …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope receives power for launch on December 22

The James Webb Space Telescope is powered up and getting ready for launch. (Image credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace) The new James Webb Space Telescope is complete and one step closer to take off. Members of the mission team have finished feeding the James Webb Space Telescope in advance …

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How SpaceX’s massive Starship rocket could unlock the solar system and beyond

Additionally, Starship has a key advantage over other super heavy rockets in development, such as NASA’s very delayed space launch system and Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket. The top half of the rocket is designed to be refueled in Earth orbit by other spacecraft, so that more of its lift …

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UCF is part of a historic movement to build space ports around Earth

NASA’s decision to develop new destinations in space announced on December 2 is an exciting time in history and UCF is right in the middle of it. UCF is a member of the academic coalition supporting Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef project to build a commercially owned and operated space station …

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Buzz Aldrin: Second man on the moon

Buzz Aldrin is a veteran astronaut who became only the second person to set foot on the moon. As part of the Apollo 11 space flight commanded by Neil Armstrong, he made the trip to the lunar surface in July 1969 where he collected lunar rock samples, photographed the terrain …

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Check out NASA’s sky-watching tips for the weeks to come

NASA has released its monthly update of advice on what to look out for in the night sky in the coming weeks. Three things stand out for December: Venus, Comet Leonard, and the Geminid meteor shower. Venus First of all, Venus, the second planet from the sun. After the moon, …

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SpaceX test fires rocket for NASA X-ray telescope mission | SpaceX News – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – SpaceX test fires rocket for NASA X-ray telescope mission – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. SpaceX completed a static test firing …

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NASA to launch final mission to test laser communication in space

NASA’s next laser communications mission will launch early Sunday morning. The Laser Communication Relay (LCRD) demonstration will take off on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket during a scheduled two-hour window of 4:04 am to 6:04 am EST from the Cape Canaveral space station in Florida. The LCRD, a …

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Weekly bytes | Android phones work like car keys, NASA chooses companies to develop space stations, and more

Here’s our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size. Some Android phones can now lock, unlock a car Some Android phones can now provide simple and secure keyless access to a car, allowing owners to lock, unlock and even start their cars. The digital car …

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Musk’s Starlink to apply for India license by end of January

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Starlink, the satellite internet arm of billionaire Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, will apply early next year for a commercial license in India to provide broadband and other services, said Friday his head of country. “We hope to have applied for a commercial license by January …

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How Space Park Leicester inspires the next generation of space pioneers and engineers

The £ 100million Space Park Leicester opened its doors to dozens of young people to show them a fun way to jump into space technology as a future career. The research, innovation and education hub led by the University of Leicester has hosted experiments, 3D printing shows and thermal imaging …

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NASA Private Space Station Contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art of a “Starlab” space station Nanoracks NASA has awarded contracts to three companies to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares for withdrawal from the International Space Station. Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ Nanoracks have received a total of $ 415.6 million under NASA’s Commercial …

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Buy these 3 PSPC stocks before they jump 50% (or more), analysts say

They’ve been in the headlines over the past few months, and for a number of reasons. The SPAC, or special acquisition company, is exactly what the name suggests: a company formed specifically to make an acquisition. Essentially, a PSPC is a shell company, full of funds, that is formed to …

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SpaceX simultaneously tests Starship and Frankenstein’s ‘test tank’

After a few more weeks of shutdown, SpaceX simultaneously tested the first prototype orbital-class spacecraft and a Frankenstein-style “test tank” at its South Texas facility. While nothing that happened was visually spectacular, the afternoon of testing was still remarkable for several reasons. First, after a successful static shot of the …

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Rocket Lab will unveil a “major development update” on its next-generation Neutron rocket on Thursday. Here’s how to watch it live.

Rocket Lab will lift the veil on its next-gen rocket on Thursday (December 2) and you can watch it live online. The private launch company will unveil a “major development update” on the new rocket, called Neutron, at an online event at 8:00 a.m. EST (1:00 p.m. GMT). You will …

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BioHarvest Sciences appoints astronaut Chris Hadfield to advisory board

Hadfield’s expertise will lead to expansion of BioHarvest’s focus to include space biology VANCOUVER, BC and REHOVOT, Israel, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (“BioHarvest” or the “Company”) (CSE: BHSC) Appoints Renowned Astronaut Chris Hadfield to its advisory board as part of a campaign to leverage …

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NASA administrators praise preparations for Artemis mission at Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Senior NASA officials visited the Marshall Space Flight Center on Tuesday to see progress in Huntsville’s role in planning the Artemis missions, the agency’s largest project to date. “We’re basically developing a plan for how we’re going to send humans into space and beyond, (and) beyond low …

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Elon Musk says ongoing ‘crisis’ could bankrupt SpaceX

A worried Elon Musk emailed SpaceX staff on Black Friday about a “production crisis” that he said put the company in dire straits. The email was first obtained by Space Explored, then CNBC and The Verge, and details a litany of woes delaying production of the Raptor engine, an integral …

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Astroscale Completes Largest Funding Round To Date, Raising $ 109 Million

The Astroscale team in March 2021 when ELSA-d was dispatched for launch. (photo: Astroscale) Astroscale has taken a major step forward in funding, achieving the largest funding round in its history. The company announced on November 25 that it has closed its Series F cycle with additional funding of $ …

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Hubble Space Telescope focuses on NGC 1317

Astronomers using the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking new photo of the small spiral galaxy NGC 1317. This Hubble image shows NGC 1317, a small spiral galaxy some 55 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / …

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India wants SpaceX to get license to continue pre-selling Starlink

Image: Starlink India’s telecommunications ministry on Friday evening warned its citizens not to purchase Starlink services because SpaceX is not licensed to sell satellite internet on the subcontinent. The warning was issued after the department noted that SpaceX was pre-selling Starlink services in India on its site. “As a result, …

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TWIRL 41: Galileo satellites should be put into orbit by the “Europeanized” variant of Soyuz 2.1b

This week we have to witness a ton of satellite launch missions from various parts of the world. For those who prefer manned launches, you’re out of luck because there aren’t any. Among the satellites being launched are two Galileo satellites mounted on a modified Soyuz 2.1b rocket and 53 …

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A thrill to see this musical start its theatrical journey

Loading Without Sondheim, Broadway wouldn’t have had a musical theater bar that tackles suicide, but the push for emotional depth (in a form that’s supposed to be superficial) puts Travelers in the company of successful contemporary musicals such as Next to normal and Dear Evan Hansen, who both face suicide …

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Each space tourism package in 2021 ranked: $ 125,000 to $ 60 million

Sir Richard Branson flew into space aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, a trip he described as “the experience of a lifetime” at Spaceport America in New Mexico, the United States, on 11 July 2021. Virgin Galactic / Handout / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images 2021 is a historic year for …

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100 times more powerful than US technology, China says its nuclear reactor for space missions will surpass NASA’s device

Chinese scientists are currently building a powerful nuclear reactor for their expeditions to the Moon and Mars. Beijing says its reactor will be 100 times more powerful than the device the US space agency wants to install on the moon’s surface by 2030. The new technology is part of a …

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Science News Roundup: NASA Launches Test Mission for Spacecraft Deflecting Asteroids; Pentagon to form new group to investigate UFOs and more

Here is a summary of scientific news briefs. NASA launches test mission of deviating asteroid spacecraft A spacecraft that must ultimately crash to be successful was launched Tuesday night from California as part of a NASA mission to demonstrate the world’s first planetary defense system, designed to deflect an asteroid …

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Astroscale raises $ 109 million Series F round

With this latest round, Astroscale has raised $ 300 million, providing the company with capital to move forward on several satellite maintenance and debris disposal initiatives. This includes its Astroscale End-of-Life Services Demonstration Mission (ELSA-d), which in August demonstrated the ability to release and capture an object in orbit. Another …

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Boulder High Senior to Present Martian Balloon Research

Bryce Irving, a senior at Boulder High, developed an interest in space exploration while living in Florida when he was younger, riding his scooter to watch SpaceX launches and visiting the Kennedy Space Center. In high school, he heard a presentation from an engineer at Ball Aerospace, contacted the engineer …

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Over 50 CEOs and Executive Officers Confirm They Will Speak at SATELLITE 2022

More than 50 CEOs and executives from the world’s largest commercial space companies have confirmed to speak at the SATELLITE 2022 conference and exhibition, taking place March 21-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC Executives scheduled to appear at SATELLITE 2022 represent a wide range …

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NASA launches ‘suicide’ spacecraft to deflect asteroid off course | Space News

NASA has launched a mission to deliberately crush a spaceship onto an asteroid – a test if humanity ever stops a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth. It might sound like science fiction, but the DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test – is a true proof of …

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SpaceX apologizes to customers for Starlink shipping delays

SpaceX has apologized to customers for the delays in delivering their Internet Starlink kit. In a message Posted on Twitter on Tuesday, November 23, SpaceX said silicon shortages over the past six months have impacted its expected production rate and affected its ability to fulfill “many” Starlink orders. “We apologize …

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Are space rockets bad for Earth? Why the question ignores an important truth

When Blue Origin and Galactic Virgo spear their first respective crewed missions in July, this raised environmental concerns. “How the billionaire space race could be a giant leap for pollution” The Guardian wrote. “The cost […] will be paid in carbon emissions ”, we read Popular science big title. “Who …

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Meet Anousheh Ansari, the only woman to ever travel to space on a self-funded mission

Fifteen years before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos catapulted himself into space in a rocket, Anousheh Ansari became the first female space tourist, spending nine days on the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. She is still the only woman to travel to space on a self-funded mission, which …

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What you need to know about NASA’s DART mission to deflect an asteroid

3. There is no risk for the Earth Artist’s impression of the DART spacecraft with its solar panels deployed.Picture: Nasa When DART arrives at Didymos in 11 months, the spacecraft will be 6.8 million miles (11 million km) from Earth, according to at NASA. Didymos, which means “twin” in Greek, …

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SpaceX’s first two Super Heavy boosters progress well towards early testing

SpaceX is making good progress on Starship’s first two Super Heavy boosters, both of which could be ready for their first major test campaigns before the end of the year. On November 19, some ten weeks after the process began, SpaceX lifted the Super Heavy B5’s methane tank (LCH4) above …

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NASA’s DART mission to strike an asteroid is launched this week. Here’s how to watch it online.

NASA’s asteroid impact mission is about to begin, and you can watch the event and several science briefings live. The Dual Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is scheduled to launch no earlier than 1:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday, November 24 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg …

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Nuclear reactor on the moon? NASA seeks ideas to fuel future lunar missions

If anyone has a good idea on how to put a fission nuclear power plant on the moon, the US government wants to hear about it. NASA and the country’s largest federal nuclear research laboratory on Friday launched a tender for a fission surface energy system. NASA is working with …

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UFOs – unwanted flying objects – in night sky over North Queensland easily identified, expert says

Unexpected, if not unidentified, flying objects surprised some North Queenslanders who were observing the skies this week, with images of a long, thin object floating in the night sky, trending on social media. Key points: There have been a number of UFO sightings in North Queensland in recent days. Space …

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Look inside Firefly Space as the rocket builder prepares for the second launch

Space company Firefly is gearing up for the second orbital launch attempt of its Alpha rocket, as the company seeks to lay the groundwork for its business. “Firefly aims to be the next SpaceX, a very transformative space transportation company,” Firefly CEO Tom Markusic told CNBC. The company recently gave …

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Rocket builder Astra reaches orbit for the first time

The LV0007 rocket takes off during the company’s first successful orbital launch from Kodiak, Alaska on November 20, 2021. Astra / NASA Space flight Astra Space first reached orbit on Saturday with its LV0007 rocket, joining a small group of privately-owned companies that have achieved the feat. The company launched …

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Babin and Lucas challenge NTSB over Authority to Investigate Trade Space – SpacePolicyOnline.com

The two main House Republicans who oversee commercial space activities are challenging new action by the National Transportation Safety Board to exercise more authority in commercial space accident investigations. In a letter to the NTSB, they requested more information and Representative Brian Babin introduced a resolution stating that commercial space …

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DARPA, NASA Target Quantum Applications

// php echo do_shortcode (‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’)?> The U.S. military and NASA are embracing quantum computing technology for a range of communication and sensor applications as they seek to take advantage of reductions in size, weight and power as well as huge increases in bandwidth and …

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Blue Origin loses offer to land Artemis’ first astronauts on the moon

Blue Origin lost its months-long battle to be reconsidered for a contract with NASA to transport astronauts from the moon’s orbit to its surface. Blue Origin’s lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Claims Tribunal challenged NASA’s selection of rival SpaceX – and only SpaceX – for the contract. U.S. Judge Richard …

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