For things (mostly) without wings because they are not needed in the vacuum of space, the Paris Air Show comes at a time when the space industry appears to be entering a golden age of government and private-sector activities at both ends of the size scale. The next year could see full-scale ground tests of the first large rocket since Saturn V that is designed to take humans and other valuable cargo beyond low Earth orbit (LEO), and early swarms of tiny satellites in LEO providing daily ...

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