July 2014 Space Lounge

Life without weight

Astronaut Karen Nyberg looks through a window in the newly installed Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station (NASA June 2008)

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Space Security

The peaceful use of space

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