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Space Strategies, Operations, and Technology Go Hyperdrive: 5 Stories of 2022 – Breaking Defense

Planet Earth surface in outer space. (iStock via Getty) WASHINGTON – The problem with space is that there are only so much of this one. There are, according to the late great Carl Sagan, “billions and billions” of stars out there. Even on a relatively tiny scale, cislunar space – the vast expanses between the …

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Nuclear fusion to boost space as humans could explore the universe

Nuclear fusion to boost space as humans could explore the universe

The recent breakthrough in generating nuclear fusion could one day pave the way for humans to leave the solar system. Earlier this week, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory of the Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington announced that they had successfully cracked the code and created a nuclear fusion reaction …

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Why has an NFT payload just been sent to the International Space Station?

Why has an NFT payload just been sent to the International Space Station?

Crypto degenerates often talk about their favorite coin or token pumping “to the moon”, but NFT assets have actually been teleported into space. On Thursday, the latest example – from the Solana NFT Infinity Labs project – will see a collection of NFTs from many Web3 projects launched into orbit via the International Space Station. …

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Watching Water Droplets Merge on the International Space Station

Watching Water Droplets Merge on the International Space Station

Droplets (at centimeter scale) coalesce during an experiment on the International Space Station. Credit: Josh McCraney Understanding how water droplets propagate and coalesce is essential for everyday life scenarios, such as raindrops falling from cars, planes, and rooftops, and for applications in power generation, aerospace engineering and cell adhesion at the microscopic scale. However, these …

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Tonga volcano eruption blasts millions of tons of water into space

Tonga volcano eruption blasts millions of tons of water into space

Comment this story Comment The eruption of the Hunga Tonga submarine volcano in the Pacific Ocean earlier this year was so powerful it sent a huge plume of water vapor into space, according to a study released Monday. A volcano throwing water beyond the atmosphere had never before been observed by scientists. The research underscores …

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Why some scientists choose China's space station for research

Why some scientists choose China’s space station for research

Seeking to boost its prestige in the world, China is promoting its Tiangong orbital outpost as a space station available to scientists around the world, not just those living in other countries with established space programs. “We are ready to carry out more international cooperation and exchanges with countries and regions engaged in the peaceful …

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An 'unexpected' space traveler challenges theories about the origin of the solar system

An ‘unexpected’ space traveler challenges theories about the origin of the solar system

The fireball captured by the Global Fireball Observatory camera at Lake Miquelon Provincial Park, Alberta. Credit: University of Alberta Western researchers have shown that a fireball that originated on the outskirts of the solar system was likely made of rock, not ice, challenging long-held beliefs about the formation of the solar system. Just at the …

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Coriander Seeds Turn Into "Superseeds" In Space And Give Richer Yields On Earth

Coriander Seeds Turn Into “Superseeds” In Space And Give Richer Yields On Earth

December 12, 2022 SINGAPORE – Singaporeans could one day enjoy crunchy salads made from vegetables that have been “supersized” in space. In 2021, the island state sent coriander seeds to the International Space Station – a laboratory in orbit about 400 km from Earth – as part of an Asia-Pacific project. Eleven countries provided 22 …

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'Investment opportunities': Experts say space companies need a boost in Canada

‘Investment opportunities’: Experts say space companies need a boost in Canada

It’s hard to make things work in space, and even harder to make money there. With a long history in the space industry and a handful of healthy companies, Canadians are good at both. But industry executives and experts say the country needs a boost to maintain an edge in a sector poised to soar. …

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China's new space station opens in increasingly competitive era of space activity

China’s new space station opens in increasingly competitive era of space activity

Three taikonauts boarded the Shenzhou 15 mission en route to China’s new Tiangong space station. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images The International Space Station is no longer the only place humans can live in orbit. On November 29, 2022, the Shenzhou 15 mission launched from the Gobi Desert in China carrying three taikonauts – …

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