Gauze and sealant a temporary fix to leak at International Space Station

Gauze and sealant a temporary fix to leak at International Space Station

Posted August 31, 2018 11:01:37 Photo: The Russian Soyuz MS-09 crew craft, left, started to leak from a 2mm tear. (AP: NASA) Related Story: How to spot the ISS in the night sky Related Story: Australia is late to the space party, but that’s not a bad thing While NASA …

War in space ‘inevitable’ because there’s so much money to be made, expert warns – RN

War in space ‘inevitable’ because there’s so much money to be made, expert warns – RN

Updated August 24, 2018 08:44:10 Photo: Growing commercial interest in the mining of asteroids and planets could lead to a space arms race. (Getty: Nisian Hughes) A leading Australian space law expert has warned conflict over space assets is “inevitable”, and more needs to be done now to avert the …

How a focused, agile Australian space agency can succeed

How a focused, agile Australian space agency can succeed

Posted August 13, 2018 15:58:25 Photo: Gilmour Space Technologies is just one small company hoping the ASA will provide new opportunities. (ABC News: Peter McCutcheon) In 1967 Australia was the third nation, behind only the US and Russia, to launch a satellite into space. Now the head of the newly …

Donald Trump sets goal to create US military Space Force by 2020 – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump sets goal to create US military Space Force by 2020 – Donald Trump’s America

Updated August 10, 2018 11:11:40 US President Donald Trump’s administration has set a goal of creating a sixth branch of the US military by 2020 known as the Space Force and says it will work to build bipartisan support in Congress for the plan. Key points: Space Force would take …

What is space made of? It’s complicated … – Science News

What is space made of? It’s complicated … – Science News

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.” Douglas Adams was right. And not only is space big, we don’t know …

US VP Mike Pence announces Space Force as sixth branch of military

US VP Mike Pence announces Space Force as sixth branch of military

US Vice President Mike Pence has unveiled details of plans to create a Space Force which would be the sixth branch of America’s military, saying the “time has come” to prepare for “the next battlefield.” In June, US President Donald Trump “directed the Department of Defence to immediately begin the …

Russian security service searches space agency over suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets

Russian security service searches space agency over suspected leak of hypersonic missile secrets

Posted July 21, 2018 00:22:54 Photo: Mr Putin announced an array of new nuclear weapons in March. (Reuters: Sergei Karpukhin) Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has searched a research facility controlled by the country’s space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, …