Space tourism from companies like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin could undo work to repair ozone layer, study finds

By Tim Baker, Published by Sky News, 27 June 2022 Chemicals which damaged the ozone layer were banned in the 1980s by the Montreal Protocol, and since then the protective shield has started to replenish. But the services being touted by Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos could threaten

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Don’t Believe The Hype, The Billionaire Space Race Is Killing Earth

By Will Lockett, Published by Medium, 20 June 2022 Rockets will never be environmentally friendly We know we must be living through a revolutionary time in history when billionaires are the ones pushing the frontiers of space rather than the government. For the most part, these billionaires seem to be

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The Potential for Larger—and Brighter—Starlink Satellites Has Astronomers Worried

By Passant Rabie, Published by Gizmodo, 17 June 2022 SpaceX's next generation of Starlink satellites could pose an even greater threat to astronomical observations. Unobstructed views of space are increasingly at risk as SpaceX builds out its Starlink megaconstellation in low Earth orbit. And with the company’s plans to deploy

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Space Expansion Must Support Sustainability – On Earth and in Space

By Andrea Owe, Published by RUSI, 15 Jun 2022 When expanding into outer space, humanity risks magnifying past mistakes, ones that have triggered a global state of unsustainability. The international community must engage now to ensure strategies for a space era support sustainability on Earth and prepare for a sustainable

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