Weekend Space Swim…

Weekend Space Swim…

Posted by Maggie on  in From the editors

Warm pool.
Brilliant sea of stars.
Jump in. The celestial water’s great.

AP: Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024: Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in Ukraine…


Kevin Hurler: Unsurprisingly, Russia Tells NASA It’s Not Leaving the ISS Any Time Soon

VIDEO: What’s needed to sustain a space station: Former astronaut

Robert Zimmerman: NASA is apparently withdrawing its permit for Starship launches in Florida

Ed Browne: Out of Control Space Debris Is About to Plummet to Earth: How to Track: Alarge section of a Chinese rocket currently in an uncontrolled orbit around the Earth is due to re-enter the atmosphere this weekend—and no one knows exactly when or where…

Marianne Guenot: Buzz Aldrin sold his space jacket, presidential medal, and other artifacts at auction for $8.2 million, using a law change to let astronauts cash in

Marcia Dunn: NASA to launch 2 more choppers to Mars to help return rocks

Robert Lea: Explosive volcanism on Mars deposited rare mineral into Gale Crater, NASA rover finds: A new scenario suggests how a rare form of quartz came to be found in a dried lake bed by the Curiosity rover.

Brandon Vigliarolo: James Webb, Halley’s Comet might be set for cosmic dust-up: Comet debris is right in JWST’s path, and could further damage its sensitive mirror

Daisy Dobrijevic: Strange but true Mercury facts

Mike Wall: Space Perspective unveils capsule design for balloon-borne tourist flights (images): The spherical capsule boasts big windows and a proprietary “splash cone.”

Jason Rainbow: SpaceX requests spectrum to upgrade Starlink mobile services: Starlink launched a maritime-focused service plan a week after getting FCC permission to connect aircraft, ships, and motor vehicles…

Michael Sheetz: The space economy grew at fastest rate in years to $469 billion in 2021, report says

  • The global space economy grew last year at the fastest annual rate since 2014, according to a report by the Space Foundation.
  • Total output by the world’s governments and corporations in the realm of rockets, satellites and more expanded by 9% year-over-year, the report found.
  • Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor told CNBC that the space economy is expected to weather market volatility and macroeconomic pressures, and continue growing this year.

Joshua Hawkins: NASA has a bold plan to detect signs of alien life on distant planets

Diana Logan: Florida Fisherman Spots Glowing Green Shapes Crash Into the Gulf of Mexico

This one sounds crazy but I’ll wait for the TV server release…

Brad Lang: Nope Reviews Describe Jordan Peele’s Latest Film as One of 2022’s Best: The reviews for Jordan Peele’s Nope are rolling in and the critics are describing the sci-fi horror story as one of the best movies of 2022.

Renaldo Matadeen: Jordan Peele’s Nope Revealed a Bigger Threat Than the UFO

~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.

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