Tagged: 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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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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China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months. The China National Space Administration said the...

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China begins construction of its space station

Testing is in its final stages – Tianhe module in tests in 2019. Figure CMSA The operation of great power in space is accelerating even further. In a few months, the first and most...

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Astronauts were allowed to eat radishes grown in space

Kate Rubins inspecting radish growth. Picture of Nasa At the Earth’s orbit, the turn of the year was celebrated by enjoying home-grown radishes. It was an exceptional event, as fresh food is quite a...