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The Space Court Foundation is Now in Session! – Universe Today

the space court foundation is now in session! – universe today

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With the closing of the Apollo Era, the priorities of the world’s space agencies began to shift. Having spent the past two decades racing to send astronauts to orbit and to the Moon, the focus now changed towards developing the technologies needed to stay there. A new era of international cooperation, space stations, and partnerships between space agencies and commercial industry is what followed.
In the near future, things are expected to become even more interesting, with plans for the commercialization of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), the mining of Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), and the establishment of a permanent human presence on the Moon. Beyond the logistical and technical challenges this poses, there’s been no shortage of concern about the legal issues and implications this will raise as well.
To this end, a group of legal scholars and space experts recently came together to form the Space Court Foundation (SCF), a non-profit educational organization created to foster a conversation about these and other related space issues. By beginning the conversation now, they hope, the public will be able to play an active role in the burgeoning and evolving domain known as “space law.”

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Registration open for Women in Space Exploration series | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

registration open for women in space exploration series | hawaii tribune-herald

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Explore the world of human and robotic space exploration with leading female scientists, engineers and explorers during the Women in Space Exploration Talk Series at Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.
The series is planned daily from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 5-10 and will include discussions, Q&A sessions and presentations by leading women in space exploration missions and research.

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The event is free and open to the public. Young women, those 25 and younger, will get priority during the question-and-answer sessions.
Where could humans survive and thrive beyond Earth?
Is there or was there once life on other planets in our solar system?
What’s the next Mars rover sending back to Earth?

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Find out the answers to these questions and more during this series of virtual programming.
To register for the series, visit http://pacificspacecenter.com/wisetalks/.

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NASA is filming an Estée Lauder ad on the International Space Station

nasa is filming an estée lauder ad on the international space station

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Estée Lauder teams up with NASA to shoot a commercial aboard the International Space Station that will debut its new skincare serumBottles of a new Estée Lauder skincare serum will arrive on the ISS this monthNASA astronauts will film the items in microgravity for an ad campaignThe astronauts are not allowed to appear in the spot itselfNASA allocated 5 percent of the ISS’s annual payload to commercial activities Possible projects include an Adidas partnerships and a reality show winner on the station in 2030By Dan Avery For Dailymail.com Published: 18:53 EDT, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 18:54 EDT, 17 September 2020 As private companies move into the spaceship business, NASA is gearing up to film its first commercial ad campaign on the International Space Station.Up to ten bottles of a new Estée Lauder skincare serum will arrive at the space station later this month.NASA astronauts are expected to film them in the station’s microgravity environment, with the makeup company using footage in advertising campaigns.The product is a new version of Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair skin serum, CNN reports, expected to launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft along with 8,000 more pounds of cargo.Agency policy prohibits astronauts from actually appearing in any ads …

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‘Kerbal Space Program’ celebrates 9th anniversary with Enhanced Edition launch for Xbox One, Playstation 4

‘kerbal space program’ celebrates 9th anniversary with enhanced edition launch for xbox one, playstation 4

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[embedded content]Calling all Kerbonauts! New adventures await you on gaming consoles.The physics-based space simulator “Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition Complete” is celebrating its ninth anniversary with digital launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developers Private Division and Squad announced Wednesday (Sept. 16). American players can pick up the game bundle for $39.99 in PlayStation Store or the Microsoft Store; check your country’s store for pricing and availability.”Kerbal Space Program” is often praised for its realism in depicting the space environment, such as asking players to take orbits into account when planning routes from one planet to another. A new YouTube video celebrating the anniversary says the game attracted more than 450,000 players in June 2020, and nearly 142 million vessels have launched in the space game since its foundation. The game recently launched its “Shared Horizons” expansion, which adds real-life missions by the European Space Agency to its gameplay.The “enhanced” edition of Kerbal will give many hours of space exploration to fans old and new, including “Kerbal Space Program” and two previously published console expansions, “History and Parts Pack” with historical events and hardware and “Breaking Ground” with robotic parts, bundled at a discount.”You have access to an array of …

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A reality TV show wants to send its winning contestant to the International Space Station in 2023

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NASA astronaut Scott Tingle is pictured during a spacewalk in January 2018.NASAA U.S. television production company called Space Hero announced on Thursday that it plans send the winning contestant of a reality TV show on a 10 day trip to the International Space Station.The show is being produced by Propagate, a venture run by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, known for making U.S. adaptations of British shows like “The Office” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”  The mission is scheduled for 2023 and Space Hero is working with Houston-based start-up Axiom Space to train the crew and manage the mission, as the winning candidate of the show will receive full training for the trip to the ISS and back.”The series will search the entire globe for an everyday citizen with a deep love for space exploration. Space Hero will provide an opportunity for anyone from any background to become the first globally-elected space explorer to take part in a mission to the International Space Station,” the company said in a news release.Deadline first reported the company’s announcement. While that report said the winner would fly on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, Axiom told CNBC that …

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The Language of Space Exploration Is Stuck in the 1800s

the language of space exploration is stuck in the 1800s

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American presidents, when they talk about the country’s space program, often reach for grandiose terms. John F. Kennedy spoke of setting sail on a new sea, and Lyndon B. Johnson of “space pioneers” bound for a “glorious New World.” George H. W. Bush likened space missions to Christopher Columbus’s voyage across the Atlantic, and George W. Bush harkened back to the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama talked of exploring the next frontier.Donald Trump, too, has picked up this theme of American expansionism, and pushed it even further. “In reaffirming our heritage as a free nation, we must remember that America has always been a frontier nation. Now we must embrace the next frontier: America’s manifest destiny in the stars,” Trump said earlier this year, during his State of the Union address. This summer, after the first American astronauts to fly on a SpaceX capsule launched to the International Space Station, the White House’s Twitter account cheered Americans as those “who pursued our Manifest Destiny”—capital M, capital D—“into the stars.”In mentioning manifest destiny, Trump has resurrected an idea most commonly found in history books. This was the philosophy …

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