Category: Space

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Cross-border freedom of travel

Vacation this year comes with a few challenges – especially when it comes to going into space. There is the question of the necessary change: Tour operators charge a six-figure amount, or more, for...

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Who pays, can fly

There was a time when German space travel had big plans, for example its own moon mission. The project was called LEO, short for “Lunar Exploration Orbiter”. In 2012, the probe should set off...

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The dream of the German SpaceX

Germany dreams of its own SpaceX – of a young, dynamic space company that will stir up the industry and bring momentum to the encrusted European rocket market. And since Friday this dream has...

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On the way to omnipotence

At first sight it is a science project. But when the Chinese soon launch their first space station, Tiangong-3, it will be about more: national pride, prestige and a very special form of diplomacy....

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Japan at Night: A Favorite Astronaut Photo

The contrast of the bright lights against the dark landscape makes this a favorite astronaut photo. This photograph, taken by astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik from the International Space Station (ISS), shows nighttime lights over...

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Luck Played a Major Role in Keeping Earth Fit for Life

A study by the University of Southampton gives a new perspective on why our planet has managed to stay habitable for billions of years – concluding it is almost certainly due, at least in...