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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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Crew schedule for ISS: A man and a woman in flightsuits, standing next to an aircraft.

EarthSky | NASA sets busy crew schedule for ISS in 2023

NASA Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Sunita “Suni” Williams pose for a photo during T-38 pre-flight activities at Ellington Field in Houston on August 16, 2022. NASA established a busy crew schedule for the ISS in 2023. Image via NASA/Robert Markowitz. NASA sets busy crew schedule for ISS in 2023 More …

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Based on JWST controversy, NASA is reevaluating how it names spacecraft

Based on JWST controversy, NASA is reevaluating how it names spacecraft

In 2015, the name of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was the subject of controversy when it was revealed that the namesake (the administrator of NASA between 1961 and 1968) was involved in the infamous “Lavender Scare”. This refers to the period of the late 1940s and early 1950s when the US State Department …

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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 to launch tomato seeds and other supplies to International Space Station after weather delay |  CNN

SpaceX to launch tomato seeds and other supplies to International Space Station after weather delay | CNN

CNN — 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. 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 wreck those …

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