• Stefania Paladini


2018 has been a record-breaking year for space activities, with more than 100 successful launches, the testing of a new powerful rocket (SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy), new space exploration missions launched (e.g. BepiColombo, Mars InSight) and others making the news with some daring results (e.g. Osiris-Rex, Hayabusa 2, Chang’e 4). The ISS life has been extended to mid-2020s, a fact that is going to allow the development of privately funded stations like the already-deployed, inflatable Bigelow module.

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  • Stefania Paladini
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  1. 1.Birmingham City UniversityBirminghamUK

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