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India’s anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation

This week, India launched a missile to intentionally destroy one of its own satellites. “Mission Shakti,” as the anti-satellite missile test is known, created a slew of debris about 175 miles above Earth. Analytical Graphics Inc., a software-engineering company that models the space environment around Earth, created a simulation of […]
India’s anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation
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Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first woman past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have ‘asterisks’ next to their names

Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism company founded by Richard Branson, on Friday launched its first non-pilot beyond what NASA considers the edge of space. Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor, flew in the passenger cabin and was accompanied by two pilots. SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, rocketed the three-person crew to […]
Virgin Galactic just rocketed its first woman past the edge of space — but Jeff Bezos says its astronauts have ‘asterisks’ next to their names
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Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a ‘bleeding’ heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA’s most difficult Mars mission

SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars. Elon Musk, the aerospace company’s founder, said he recently made “radical” changes to the spacecraft’s design. One change gives Starship a stainless-steel body. The other is a heat shield that will “bleed” […]
Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a ‘bleeding’ heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA’s most difficult Mars mission
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5 amazing jobs in Australia you can apply for right now

Australia’s aerospace industry is increasingly creating jobs that are out of this world. The federal government last year announced Australia would develop its own space agency, something New Zealand already has. The move is expected to create thousands of new jobs but will be a challenge in attracting the right […]
5 amazing jobs in Australia you can apply for right now