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Geopolitics goes into orbit with the space ambitions of the United States and China | East Asia Forum

Author: Saadia M Pekkanen, University of Washington Space stations are the harbinger of a growing bipolarity in international space relations. The United States leads the International Space Station (ISS) and will lead everything after it, but it is no longer considered the undisputed unipolar power in space. China now also has a national space station, …

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Wisconsin students grow glow mushrooms on the International Space Station

Wisconsin students grow glow mushrooms on the International Space Station

It may sound stranger than fiction, but Wisconsin students, including one who lives in Chippewa Falls, are conducting a science experiment that has them launching phosphorescent mushrooms into space. The goal is to help human beings, especially astronauts, to survive on other planets through the use of these mushrooms. Last Saturday, a real life microgravity …

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How nationalism doomed the International Space Station

How nationalism doomed the International Space Station

Orbiting the Earth since 1998, the International Space Station (ISS) is a multilateral project involving five space agencies around the world. He conducted thousands of experiments and helped the superpowers keep the corridors of communication open, even when relations on Earth were freezing. However, it is unclear whether the ISS will even reach NASA’s proposed …

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SpaceX Launch Today: Tomato Seeds, Other Supplies to Deliver to the International Space Station

SpaceX Launch Today: Tomato Seeds, Other Supplies to Deliver to the International Space Station

FLORIDA — SpaceX will attempt to refuel the International Space Station again this weekend after bad weather at the launch site forced the company to abandon its first attempt, CNN reported. The mission is scheduled to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:20 p.m. ET Saturday. If the weather were to …

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