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Sunday, 11 July 2021

This week in space: Branson to space, U.S. space policy, and a potential biomarker in the geysers of Enceladus...

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Pick o' the podcasts:

From the video store:

Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of space - BBC News

China lofts Fengyun 3E polar weather satellite -

China launches fifth Tianlian-1 data relay and communication satellite -

Space station comparison:


Can you manually pilot a rocket?

Earth from Space: Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar - SpaceRef

Reading material:

Cassini Saw Methane in Enceladus' Plumes. Scientists Don't Know How it Could be There Without Life - Universe Today

Lunar Exploration as a Service: From landers to spacesuits, NASA is renting rather than owning - SpaceNews

Radio telescope faces “extremely concerning” threat from satellite constellations - SpaceNews

NASA seeking proposals for next phase of Artemis lunar lander services despite industry protests - SpaceNews

Deploying Cubesats From The International Space Station - SpaceRef

Repurposed communications satellites could help save humanity from an asteroid impact | Space

Russia races Tom Cruise and Musk for first movie in space (

Mars helicopter begins to scout for Perseverance rover with longest flight (

Ancient diamonds show Earth was primed for life's explosion at least 2.7 billion years ago (

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