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The Artemis Accords after one year of international progress

One year ago, the United States and seven other countries signed the Artemis Accords, outlining principles for space exploration. Paul Stimers and Audrey Jammes review the progress since then getting more countries to sign the Accords and the document's long-term prospects.

The normalization of space tourism

Blue Origin's latest suborbital spaceflight, with Star Trek's William Shatner and three others on board, was the fifth mission with private astronauts in three months. Jeff Foust reports that space tourism is starting to shift from exceptional even in the space community to something a little more normal.

Black ugliness and the covering of blue: William Shatner's suborbital flight to "death"

When William Shatner returned from his brief suborbital spaceflight, he described the experience in a way few others have. Deana Weibel discusses how his comments differ from what we've come to expect from professional astronauts.

The Indian Space Association seeks to broaden commercial interests

Last week, Indian government and business leaders announced the formation of a new space industry group. Ajey Lele examines how it can support India's push to commercialize the field.

Grimes and space communes

When Elon Musk talks about human settlement of Mars, people take him seriously. Layla Martin wonders why we shouldn't take his former partner seriously when she offers her own vision of space.

Aerostat: a Russian long-range anti-ballistic missile system with possible counterspace capabilities

Russia has been working for several years on an anti-ballistic missile system called Aerostat. Bart Hendrickx examines that effort and how it could also be used as an antisatellite weapon.

Lollipops and ASATs

Antisatellite weapons were a concern for the US as far back as the early years of the Space Age. Dwayne Day explores what declassified documents have revealed about American efforts to track Soviet radars and other capabilities linked to ASATs.

The UK looks for its place in space

The British government released a new national space strategy last month that established a series of goals and objectives for the country's space sector. Jeff Foust reports on that strategy and some of the issues facing Britain as it seeks to bolster its space industry.

Review: Asteroids

Asteroids are back in the news with the upcoming launch of NASA's Lucy mission to visit several Trojan asteroids preceding and following Jupiter in its orbit around the Sun. Thomas Simmons reviews a book that offers a historical context to the study of minor planets.

Five big questions about the International Space Station becoming a movie set

On Tuesday, a Soyuz spacecraft will launch a professional cosmonaut to the International Space Station along with a director and an actress, who will film scenes for a movie. Alice Gorman examines some of the issues raised by this novel use of the station.

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