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In our last show for 2021, we take a look at sci-fi hitting screens over the holidays, a haul of new games announced at The Game Awards and NASA touches the sun.

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Privatised Space

An opinion piece has been published on Bloomberg about the new reality of privatised space in light of the situation with American astronaut Mark Vande Hei on the International Space Station and the Russian space agency's "joke" that they might leave him there.

He correctly describes the situation. Space is now and will increasingly be commercial. But he slips in an extremely dubious assertion.

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Ion Sci-Fi 8 March

In this week’s edition, Ryan Reynolds goes time travelling, metaverse satire Upload is back for a second season, we go behind the scenes of a local indie sci-fi film and it's time for the best TV nominations in the Ion Sci-Fi Awards.

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Your Name in Space

It's not the same as actually going of course but NASA are offering to take your name on a flash drive into space aboard Artemis I's uncrewed Orion test flight and fly it around the moon.

You only need to provide your name and set a pin code.

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Touching the Stars

NASA have reported a major achievement. Their Parker solar probe has flown through the sun's upper atmosphere and sampled particles and magnetic fields.

They've released a short and fascinating 5 minute video about the project and what we've already learned from it.

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DART Launch

NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission launched successfully.

You can watch the entire 2 hour NASA livestream or skip foward to the launch just after the 50 minute mark.

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DART Launch Imminent

It looks like the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will make its first launch window. NASA have advised via twitter that it will launch at 5:21 pm AEDT with live coverage commencing at 4:30 pm AEDT.

NASA have also released a short video of Adam McKay, director of Don't Look Up, comparing his movie to the mission.

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NASA DART Video

NASA have released a short, one minute video describing their imminent Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART).

Their first launch window is November 24.

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Hubble Bubble Toil & Trouble

NASA have published a new image from the Hubble Space Telescipe showing a 250 light-year wide bubble inside a nebula.

They have a few ideas about what might have caused it but none which completely add up according to our present understanding of giant space explosions.

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New Moonfall Images

Lionsgate have released 10 new images for Moonfall by master of disaster, Roland Emmerich.

Yes, the title checks out.

No, that's not our Endeavour in the image.

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