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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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
On Tuesday evening Congress took a key step toward encouraging the development of this industry when the Senate passed H.R. 2262, the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, with bipartisan support. The legislation provides a number of pro-business measures, such as establishing legal rights for US citizens to own resources in outer space as well as extending indemnification for commercial launches through 2025. … [Read more...] about Democrats and Republicans agree: If you can mine it in space, it’s yours
So it is official. Apple will be holding a virtual event on September 15 where it is expected that the world will be introduced to new products. While there is still no confirmation whether we will see the new iPhones or not but Apple has ensured that it keeps its annual September date with the world. There has been a lot of murmurs about whether Apple will follow its launch cycle — owing to the world we now live in — or if it will be business as usual or not. By sending out official invites for its ‘Time Flies’ event on September 15, the Cupertino-based tech giant has ensured that certain ‘traditions’ are maintained, albeit with a few changes. Every year in the first or second week of September, Apple has been holding an event where it unveils the new iPhones. The iPad and more recently the Apple Watch have also become a part of this event but the focus is on the iPhone. This year, although the event has been confirmed, it looks like the world may … [Read more...] about Apple keeps its September ‘date’ with the world
Another standout photo, "Cosmic Inferno" captured by photographer Peter Ward of Australia, was the winner in the "Stars and Nebulae" category. In his image of NGC 3576, a bright nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, Ward used software to strip the surrounding stars from the view, leaving only the flaming tendrils of the nebula. Ward then mapped the nebula to a fiery false-color palette — a choice intended to raise awareness of recent wildfires in his home country Down Under, he said in a statement. … [Read more...] about Mind-blowing Andromeda galaxy and ‘Cosmic Inferno’ earn space photo contest’s top prizes