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Boom in space tourism threatens to boost the amounts of space junk and climate emissions

By Mike Lockwood, Professor of Space Environment Physics, University of Reading
Commercial companies are increasingly becoming involved in transporting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as other activities in orbit. Some, such as Houston-based Axiom Space, eventually want to build their own space stations in orbit, where commercial astronauts could make extended stays.

This could also provide more money and opportunities for science to be carried out in low Earth orbit. But it also raises a host of safety concerns, because it will add to the already troublesome issue…The Conversation

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