China’s Tiangong space station damaged by debris strike: report

Shenzhou 17 astronauts perform a spacewalk to fix solar arrays on the Tiangong space station on March 1, 2024. (Image credit: CMSA) By Elizabeth Howell, published by Space.com, 24 April 2024 Astronauts repaired the damage during two spacewalks this winter. China will beef up its space debris procedures for astronauts after

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Polaris Dawn is getting closer and closer to being launch ready

The first mission of the Polaris program, Polaris Dawn, will include the first spacewalk on a commercial mission. Credit: Polaris Program By Seth Kurkowski, Published by Space Explored, 14 April 2024 Things are slowly falling into place for the Polaris Program‘s first mission, Polaris Dawn. The mission is nearing milestones that might

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Elon Musk’s Mars colony plan is ‘dangerous illusion’, says Astronomer Royal

Image: Mars Daily stock illustration By Sarah Knapton, Published by The Telegraph, 27 March 2024 Prof Lord Martin Rees suggests it is easier to solve climate change on Earth than escape to another planet Elon Musk is harbouring a “dangerous illusion” that a colony can be established on Mars, the Astronomer Royal

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