The wealthiest man on the planet becomes the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own rocket into space, with the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket reaching an altitude of about 106 kilometres - higher than Richard Branson’s July 11 ride.
Two crew members conduct first of the two spacewalks, working for seven hours outside of new Tiangong station in orbit around Earth.
China is facing criticism for taking a gamble on where the rocket will land, risking damage and casualties. Modern rockets can now carry out controlled descents, which China has yet to achieve.
China and Russia are committed to collaborating on lunar colonisation, joining the tier of corporate titans and governments who recognize space is not only the last frontier, but a geopolitical endgame.
A successful space program could be a game changer both in terms of technological advancement and how the region imagines itself.
A growing number of countries and private companies are developing and expanding their space programs. What does it mean to have so many new actors with extraterrestrial ambitions?
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the lunar surface followed by Buzz Aldrin.
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