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Friday 3 May 2024

This week, off world: Using microgravity to research bacteria and cancer, incredible close up of the Sun, and loads more...

 Here’s where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims... 

...and here is (one) place you can donate to help children in Afghanistan, caught under the Taliban.


 Pick o' the podcasts:

219: Breaking the models with Dr. Merrison — Spacepod (

From the video store:

China launches ambitious mission to far side of the moon | China | The Guardian

Using microgravity to research cancer:

James Webb Space Telescope delivers amazing Horsehead Nebula imagery - See in 4K

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 2 satellites on record-tying 20th flight | Space

Blastoff! SpaceX launches Starlink batch from the Cape, nails landing

Bennu's Bounty: First look at the rocks!

Solar Orbiter Takes a Mind-Boggling Video of the Sun - Universe Today

Reading material:

Bacteria never seen on Earth has been found on the ISS (

Air Force project blends military and commercial space networks - SpaceNews

Massive, near X-class, solar flares led to radio blackouts across the Pacific - Science News (

Long ago, a lake on Mars might have been sprawling with microbes | Space

Advisory committee recommends moving FAA commercial space office out of the agency - SpaceNews

Next Generation Ion Engines Will Be Extremely Powerful - Universe Today

NASA seeks input on space technology shortfalls - SpaceNews

Horsehead Nebula rears its head in gorgeous new James Webb Space Telescope images (video) | Space

SpaceX's Starship could help this start-up beam clean energy from space. Here's how | Space

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