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Poland Establishes Space Agency

On Friday, the Sejm (lower house) decided on the foundation of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) which will oversee space research and related foreign cooperation. The new agency will aim to give Polish space researchers easier access to projects carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and also remove barriers in the development of […]

Dinosaur. Source: Wikipedia Commons.
Dinosaur. Source: Wikipedia Commons.


Dinosaurs Fell Victim To Perfect Storm Of Events

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. A fresh study using up-to-date fossil records and improved analytical tools has helped palaeontologists to build a new narrative of the prehistoric creatures’ demise, some 66 million years ago. They found […]

RS-25 rocket engine No. 0525 is positioned onto the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for a series of developmental tests. Image Credit: NASA
RS-25 rocket engine No. 0525 is positioned onto the A-1 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in preparation for a series of developmental tests. Image Credit: NASA


NASA Begins Engine Test Project For Space Launch System Rocket

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Stennis team […]

Seattle, Washington. Photo by Rattlhed, Wikipedia Commons.
Seattle, Washington. Photo by Rattlhed, Wikipedia Commons.


Estimating Earthquake Frequency And Patterns In Puget Lowland

The hazard posed by large earthquakes is difficult to estimate because they often occur hundreds to thousands of years apart. Because written records for the Puget Lowland of northwestern Washington cover less than 170 years, the size and frequency of the largest and oldest earthquakes on the Seattle and Tacoma faults are unknown. Past earthquakes […]

International Space Station
International Space Station


EU Courts Support For Space Code Of Conduct – Analysis

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Daniel A. Porras The attempt at global governance of outer space has been gaining momentum in recent years. There are multiple efforts underway — the European Union-proposed International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, the Russia- and China-proposed draft Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in […]