For example, in April and again in July, the Space Force detected an anti-satellite missile test conducted in low Earth orbit by Russia. The April test "provides yet another example that the threats to the U.S. and allied space systems are real, serious and growing," Space Force commander Gen. John "Jay" Raymond stated following that incident. … [Read more...] about Countries around the world want a Space Force — but why?
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There are countries on board with this idea, including Luxembourg, which also declared that companies can own the resources that they grab from space. But not everyone is on the same page. Notably, China and Russia, two very large space superpowers, have been critical of the idea of using space resources. Though China has warmed up to the concept recently, Russian officials have been very vocal about their disdain for NASA’s vision for space resources. When NASA announced its Artemis Accords, the director of Russia’s space program, Dmitry Rogozin, likened the policy to the US’s invasion of Iraq in now-deleted tweets. … [Read more...] about NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from private companies
Blue Origin raised the stakes Saturday by testing its engine in a non-nominal flight. The company's engineers restarted the BE-3 engine just 3,600 feet above the ground at high thrust. Had the test failed the rocket would have crashed, but everything went smoothly. Bezos apparently expected it to because for the first time he announced a launch test in advance. He tweeted out details as the rocket lifted off and returned to the West Texas site. … [Read more...] about Why Blue Origin’s latest launch is a huge deal for cheap space access
After all, painting such a detailed portrait of the dangerous, complex and frequently joyful life of a Moscow street dog gives us a much better appreciation of what those Soviet space scientists sacrificed in the name of progress more than half a century ago. And it reminds us that perhaps we shouldn't be so quick to make such sacrifices in the future. … [Read more...] about Laika and her crew: ‘Space Dogs’ documentary explores Moscow through a stray’s eyes
Manova is a combination of private and public spaces, and during my demo, I see both. When I put on the headset, I'm in the private sphere, a minimalist home. I can sit on the couch in my living room and watch a movie by myself or invite friends to join me. The next moment, I follow my XRSpace guide to zap myself to a T-Mobile-branded sports arena to watch a basketball game from the center court line. The game is real, with real players, and I have the best seat. … [Read more...] about This VR startup wants to use 5G to blow up social distancing