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Today’s Deep Space Extra

3 Mar 2021, 14:44 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A growing interest in private spaceflight opportunities. March’s night sky shows Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter.

Human Space ExplorationEarth orbit too tame? Here’s a chance to fly around the MoonCoalition Member in the News – Axiom SpaceSpacepolicyonline.com (3/2): It was 2018 when Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed his plan to purchase a week-long SpaceX Starship voyage around the Moon in 2023 and open eight seats for the bold journey. On Tuesday, he opened the flight opportunity for proposals that must be submitted by March 14 for respondents to receive further instructions on how to apply. The venture is an indication of a growing interest in private spaceflight opportunities and not only to Earth orbit.

Space ScienceA ‘space hurricane’ hovered above the North Pole for about 8 hours, study saysUSA Today (3/2): A team of researchers unveiled the results of a study that highlights the first observation of a space hurricane in the Earth’s atmosphere, after analyzing a swirling mass of plasma spotted above the North Pole. The space hurricane was raining electrons instead of water. Events such as this one could be expected to lead important space weather effects and disruption to ...

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