A new space race | Brazil's got big problems


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This week:

🚀 The Geopolitics of Space: it’s not all about Elon, but actually quite a lot of it is.

🦜 Brazil's future: Covid-19, deforestation, and the economy will dominate 2021 and beyond.

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