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outer space:

see space explorationspace exploration,
the investigation of physical conditions in space and on stars, planets, and other celestial bodies through the use of artificial satellites (spacecraft that orbit the earth), space probes (spacecraft that pass through the solar system and that may or may not
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outer space

[′au̇d·ər ′spās]
(astronomy)
A general term for any region that is beyond the earth's atmosphere.

outer space

any region of space beyond the atmosphere of the earth
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States could not agree on how to confront the ongoing development of ASATs, the dual uses of anti-ballistic missile systems, and the potential deployment of ABMs in outer space.
With the advent of space technology, many jurists pointed out the legal issues that could emerge with growing outer space activities and indicated a need for a separate body of law to deal with space issues.
Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general, UAE Space Agency, said, "Hosting the UN-UAE High Level Forum leading up to the 50th anniversary of the First United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space "UNISPACE+50" in Dubai is a recognition of the importance of the UAE's national space program and its vision and plans for the space industry.
While the Outer Space Treaty prohibited the placement of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in outer space, it was silent on the placement of other types of arms, Ambassador Amil pointed out.
This is an important question that integrates colonization and postcolonial studies with an anthropology of outer space.
of outer space, and document the space threats that have arisen as a
The UAE has signed an agreement with NASA, which will open avenues of cooperation in exploring Mars, aeronautics research, use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes.
But this time, the developing countries will neither carry the burden of non-proliferation, nor will they accept any discriminatory restrictions which hamper their peaceful pursuits in outer space.
Exploring outer space then seemed a subject for comic books and science-fiction movies and novels.
In February 2008, China and Russia jointly submitted to the UN Conference on Disarmament a draft Treaty on Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space and of the Threat or Use of Force against Outer Space Objects (PPWT).
The Agreement creates legal and organizational basis for mutually beneficial cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.