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  Outer space - Uncyclopedia
Outer space refers to the large void which occupies the empty areas of the sky, outside of the boundaries of the Earth's personal space.
The physical study of outer space is referred to as astrology (not to be confused with astronomology, an unrelated pseudo-science which centres around predicting the future).
Outer space was, ostensibly, discovered by the first human ever, given how hard it would be to overlook such a monstrosity.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Outer_space   (1288 words)

  
 Outer Space Treaty
The exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all mankind.
Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be free for exploration and use by all States without discrimination of any kind, on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law, and there shall be free access to all areas of celestial bodies.
Ownership of objects launched into outer space, including objects landed or constructed on a celestial body, and of their component parts, is not affected by their presence in outer space or on a celestial body or by their return to the Earth.
www.state.gov /t/ac/trt/5181.htm   (2502 words)

  
 Outer space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Outer space, also simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies.
Outer space is used to distinguish it from airspace (and terrestrial locations).
Outer space within the solar system is called interplanetary space, which passes over into interstellar space at the heliopause.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Outer_space   (1233 words)

  
 NASA Quest > Space Team Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although it is a void, outer space may be thought of as an environment.
The principal environmental characteristic of outer space is the vacuum, or nearly total absence of gas molecules.
The gravitational attraction of large bodies in space, such as planets and stars, pulls gas molecules close to their surfaces leaving the space between virtually empty.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /space/teachers/suited/3outer.html   (421 words)

  
 Weapons in outer space - The Boston Globe
Russia, which is pushing for a new treaty on such weapons, wanted countries to ``refrain from any practical activities aimed to place weapon systems in outer space while the international agreement on non-weaponization of outer space is being elaborated." Apparently the US reaction was only to harden its stance.
Space issues are perhaps the most important Achilles' heel facing the US military.
Instead of having a space architecture that consists of a few big satellites that are complex, expensive, and difficult to replace, the United States should move to a model consisting of many inexpensive micro-satellites that offer the same capability.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/07/05/weapons_in_outer_space   (795 words)

  
 Militarization and Weaponization of Outer Space - Global Issues
The exploration and use of outer space … shall be for peaceful purposes and shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development.
Space warfare proponents are making a suspect leap in logic in arguing that space-based weapons are, or will soon be, required to protect the ability of the United States to operate freely in space.
Space: Battleground or Frontier of the 21st Century, by Jeffrey Mason, November to December 1999.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/ArmsControl/Space.asp   (3439 words)

  
 Space Future - Real Property Rights in Outer Space
Space habitats, for example, will be very expensive and will probably require financing from private as well as public sources.
It applies to the space facility, to a reasonable area around the facility (for safety purposes), and to all personnel in or near the facility, irrespective of nationality.
Space objects occupy locations on a first-come, first-served basis, and personnel have the right to conduct their activities without the harmful interference of other states.
www.spacefuture.com /archive/real_property_rights_in_outer_space.shtml   (4280 words)

  
 International Legal Agreements Relevant to Space Weapons
It is likely that the weaponization of space will begin in the foreseeable future unless it is hindered by organized, effective international opposition or the current US administration is replaced by an administration willing to cancel projects for weaponization of space in the face of considerable opposition from domestic proponents of weaponization.
The first three articles of the treaty set general principles for the use of space; the rest of the articles are intended to guide the behavior of treaty parties.
Repercussions from violating space law, such as lawsuits and international legal actions, should be included in the calculation of gains and losses from weaponization.
www.ucsusa.org /global_security/space_weapons/international-legal-agreements-relevant-to-space-weapons.html   (1462 words)

  
 Space science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Science is an all-encompasing term that describes most all of the various sciences that are concerned with the study of the Universe, generally also meaning "excluding the Earth" and "outside of the Earths atmosphere".
Space colonization is a colossal science that includes all of the scientific disciplines needed to be able to build colonies on non-Earth planets and planetoids.
Space Defense is the science of defending the Earth from natural or unnatural threats from Space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space_science   (4326 words)

  
 Outer Space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Outer space thus is not the safest or most docile place to live.
Heroes are born from the worst of men, as they go all or nothing, with typical space outlaw attitude, to protect their hill 'o gold.
Called a "city" this is the first fully man-made structure able to support life in space, but that is not attached to a moon.
www.angelfire.com /games4/babbit/outer_space.htm   (1782 words)

  
 SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU.
NOAA Space Environment Center -- The official U.S. government bureau for real-time monitoring of solar and geophysical events, research in solar-terrestrial physics, and forecasting solar and geophysical disturbances.
Space Audio Streams: (University of Florida) 20 MHz radio emissions from Jupiter: #1, #2, #3, #4; (NASA/Marshall) INSPIRE: #1; (Stan Nelson of Roswell, New Mexico) meteor radar: #1, #2;
www.spaceweather.com   (620 words)

  
 Outer Space Treaty
The Outer Space Treaty was considered by the Legal Subcommittee in 1966 and agreement was reached in the General Assembly in the same year (resolution 2222 (XXI).
The Treaty was largely based on the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, which had been adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 1962 (XVIII) in 1963, but added a few new provisions.
outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means;
www.unoosa.org /oosa/SpaceLaw/outerspt.html   (388 words)

  
 Wide Awake in Outer Space
On some space shuttle missions up to 50% of the crew take sleeping pills, and, over all, nearly half of all medication used in orbit is intended to help astronauts sleep.
Even so, space travelers average about 2 hours sleep less each night in space than they do on the ground.
For that reason NASA sometimes deliberately shifts the astronauts' cycles before sending them into space, making sure that their biological day coincides with the crucial period of launch, according to Dr. Bette Siegel, a scientist in the Bioastronautics division at NASA headquarters.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2001/ast04sep_1.htm   (1206 words)

  
 Outer space, Outer Space Development Books and Lectures - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Also space mining is being discussed in power circles and long-term space settlement plans have been drafted by people in positions of political, legal and economic power.
In spite of the concreteness and trillions of dollars invested in outer space development, people are still giggling.
This book (Outsiders' Guide to Understanding Outer Space Development) is the first to critically analyze the full scope outer space development–including the politics, laws, and economics of space colonization.
www.outerspacedev.com   (589 words)

  
 Treaties, Declarations and Principles
Each of the treaties lays great stress on the notion that the domain of outer space, the activities carried out therein and whatever benefits might accrue therefrom should be devoted to enhancing the well-being of all countries and humankind, and each includes elements elaborating the common idea of promoting international cooperation in outer space activities.
The Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of All States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries (resolution 51/122 of 13 December 1996).
A compilation of the status of International Agreements relating to Activities in Outer Space (as of 1 January 2006) is also available.
www.unoosa.org /oosa/SpaceLaw/treaties.html   (445 words)

  
 Space: Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Have students identify objects in outer space and learn to differentiate between objects in our atmosphere and in space.
Some examples are space, the depths of the ocean, Earth's poles, mountains, and deserts.
It's a common misperception that astronauts float in space because of zero gravity.
www.eduplace.com /monthlytheme/may/space_activities.html   (803 words)

  
 Outer Space
This is an animated outer space scene that includes the planets Jupiter and Saturn with various types of spaceships, flying saucers, and aliens among the stars.
Each planet, space ship, or flying saucer in this solar system is a link to another alien world that is worth traveling to and exploring.
or kidnapped on a space ship in the process of your outer space exploration of alien worlds..
www.geocities.com /space_scene   (259 words)

  
 Arms Control Association:
Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.
States Parties to the Treaty undertake not to place in orbit around the Earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, install such weapons on celestial bodies, or station such weapons in outer space in any other manner.
States Parties to the Treaty shall bear international responsibility for national activities in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, whether such activities are carried on by governmental agencies or by non-governmental entities, and for assuring that national activities are carried out in conformity with the provisions set forth in the present Treaty.
www.armscontrol.org /documents/outerspace.asp   (2375 words)

  
 space news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
GREENBELT, Md. — The shuttle mission to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope one last time in May 2008 will cost about $900 million from “cradle to grave” and will have a slight impact on the development of the launcher NASA will use to replace the shuttle fleet, NASA Administrator Mike Griffin said today.
PARIS — Two Loral shareholders are seeking to block the company’s proposed sale of $300 million in preferred stock to Loral’s principal owner, saying the transaction is a “sweetheart deal” negotiated with insider information not available to other potential buyers.
The most recent smaller stories from all corners of the space community, collected in one convenient place.
www.space.com /spacenews   (506 words)

  
 United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.
The United Nations Programme on Space Applications (PSA) is implemented by UNOOSA and works to improve the use of space science and technology for the economic and social development of all nations, in particular developing countries.
An index of all functional space objects launched into outer space, including information contained in the Register, is available online.
www.oosa.unvienna.org   (401 words)

  
 Outer Space (defense procurement, defence acquisition, military purchasing)
The International Space Business Council today announced the release of the commercial for-fee publication 2005 State of the Space Industry.
The report's press release and highlights [PDF format] notes their findings that world turnover generated from commercial services and government programs reached $103 billion in 2004, and is forecast to exceed $158 billion in 2010.
U.S. Defense spending on space has grown from around $15 billion in 2000 to more than $22 billion today and is forecast to reach $28 billion by 2010, though ITAR export restrictions are also cited as a serious competitive problem for U.S. industry.
www.defenseindustrydaily.com /outer_space/index.php   (1612 words)

  
 U.S. Space Objects Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The official U.S. Registry of Space Objects Launched into Outer Space is maintained by the Space and Advanced Technology (SAT) Staff, which is located within the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
The 1974 UN Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space provides for the national registration by launching states of space objects launched into outer space and for the maintenance of a central register of objects launched into outer space by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The United States, as a party to the Registration Convention, maintains an official US Registry of Space Objects Launched into Outer Space and provides quarterly updates to the UN Secretary-General on each space object carried on the US Registry.
www.usspaceobjectsregistry.state.gov   (170 words)

  
 Outer Space
The new NASA Administrator, Mike Griffin, is a real space enthusiast and a man of great accomplishments.
New findings of water, ice, and methane on Mars are pointing not only to the likelihood of past life on the Red Planet, but also to the possibility of life at present.
The new movie "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" is an irresistible piece of entertainment, a dazzling and heartbreaking look back at a future that never was, and a song in the air for anyone who ever wished he could fly over the rainbow.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/destiny_space   (370 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Teenagers from Outer Space: DVD: Dawn Bender,Billy Bridges,Don Chambers,James Conklin,Don DeClue,Bill ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Included here is, fortunately, the rarely seen trailer for "Teenagers From Outer Space": the wondrous film that includes NO teenage actors, but will entertain generations to come.
Outer space teenager Derek (David Love) has a few characters flaws; he has a respect for other beings, he wants to know who his parentage is, and he reads forbidden books.
Certainly, Teenagers From Outer Space is no example of cinema par excellance, the kind they make you watch in film school.
www.amazon.com /Teenagers-Outer-Space-Dawn-Bender/dp/B0009PLLM2   (2061 words)

  
 New Rules Project - Information - Public Space - Outer Space Advertising
"(8) obtrusive space advertising' means advertising in outer space that is capable of being recognized by a human being on the surface of the Earth without the aid of a telescope or other technological device.'.
(1) The President is requested to negotiate with foreign launching nations for the purpose of reaching 1 or more agreements that prohibit the use of outer space for obtrusive spaceadvertising purposes.
(B) from the territory or facility of which a payload is launched into outer space.
www.newrules.org /info/space.html   (522 words)

  
 CNN.com - Is SARS from outer space? - May. 23, 2003
The SARS virus might have originated in outer space, according to a scientist in Britain.
In a letter to The Lancet medical journal, professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of Cardiff University suggests the virus was introduced to Earth on a comet or meteorite.
The professor and his team estimate a tonne of bacterial material falls to Earth from space each day.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/space/05/23/sars.fromspace/index.html   (463 words)

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