Issue #2(2) 2014 Space Lounge

Gods and space

Getting a helping hand – An Orthodox priest performs a blessing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan, ahead of the Soyuz launch that carried Expedition 41 to the International Space Station in September 2014

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Mini space station for mice to study effects of reproduction in reduced gravity

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Our changing world and the mounting risk of a calamitous solar storm

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Fireflies and saucers

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Shielding the human genome

An artistic interpretation by James Vaughan of NASA’s proposed ‘Europa Clipper’ lining-up to make a pass through one of Europa’s enigmatic plumes. Space Science

Plumes on Europa - tasting an extra-terrestrial ocean

When the US transcontinental railroad was being contemplated, regional rail providers had limited and isolated markets that were successful but not scalable – when it comes to the exploitation of space resources there may be modern day economic paral Astronautics

Maximising the economic opportunities of deep space