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Issue #1972

Profit in the stars: billionaires leaving earth behind

For the super-rich, it is in vogue to own a company dedicated to space “exploration.” As a result, two of the world’s most wealthy people have now made suborbital flights.

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Issue #1961

China’s rocket debris falls to earth as “accurately predicted”

China’s space authority announced on Sunday that remnants from China’s Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket reentered the Earth’s atmosphere, most of it burning upon entry, with some remnants falling in the Arabian Sea.

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Space craft. Issue #2063

Space War?

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) between the United States and the Soviet Union sought all nations to avoid any future “land grab” leading to...

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Tereshkova in space helmet. Issue #2061

Tereshkova first woman in space

On 16th June 1963, at the age of 26, Valentina V Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space, a major Soviet engineering and...

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Issue #2094

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: Cuban-American members of the US House of Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fl) have proposed new sanctions against Cuba, reaffirming the...

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The second NASA launch from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Issue #2015

Dangers of space launches

A second NASA rocket was launched into space from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory on 6th July. It follows the first NASA launch on...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2051

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton Brigadier General Anthony Mastalir, the head of US Space Forces Indo-Pacific, says it is critical to get the Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability (DARC)...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2073

PEACE NOTES

Hannah Middleton With the escalating development of space warfare facilities in Australia, as part of the AUKUS deal, it is useful to look at how...

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Astronaut working outside of craft. Issue #2051

Military uses for Arnhem Space Centre

Last year the Guardian reported on the development of the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC) in north-east Arnhem Land in the remote Northern Territory. We warned...

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