Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz

2016-07-07 12:02

Three astronauts have blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, heading towards the International Space Station.

ISS experimental room overinflated

2016-05-26 17:09

NASA has overinflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station.

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

2016-04-10 19:02

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship, carrying lettuce seeds, lab mice and an inflatable pop-up room, has arrived at a crowded International Space Station where six spacecraft are now docked.

Water in astronaut's helmet cuts short spacewalk

2016-01-15 20:50

The discovery of water in the helmet of a US astronaut has brought an early end to a spacewalk at the International Space Station.

Increase in violent crime a trend, not anomaly - ISS

2015-09-29 19:00

The upward shift in the number of incidents of violent crime in the country is now a trend and not an anomaly and should start causing alarm bells to ring, the Institute for Security Studies has warned.

UN security council reform could take another two decades - ISS

2015-09-28 19:58

Despite numerous calls for reform of the United Nations security council, under current conditions it will probably take another 10 to 20 years, according Jakkie Cilliers of the Institute for Security Studies.

Nasa astronaut at midway point of yearlong mission

2015-09-16 15:59

The Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly has hit the halfway point of a yearlong spaceflight experiment with his Earth-bound identical twin.

ISS crew celebrates 1975 space 'handshake'

2015-07-15 22:46

Two Russians and an American in orbit have commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, when a "handshake in space" brought the two Cold War rivals closer together.

EFF, ISS to dissect Farlam's Marikana report

2015-07-02 05:29

The EFF and the Institute for Security Studies are due to hold separate discussions about the Marikana report.

Russia restarts spacecraft after embarrassing failures

2015-05-18 06:53

Russia's space agency says it has managed to restart the engines of the Progress spacecraft and correct the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) which it is attached to, after a failed first attempt.


Returned astronaut relishes loo luxury

2016-06-21 23:02

Using a normal toilet and appreciating weather - "any weather whatsoever" - are some of the small pleasures astronaut Tim Peake has enjoyed most since returning from the ISS.

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with precious science load

2016-05-11 23:03

A SpaceX capsule has returned to Earth with precious science samples from Nasa's one-year space station resident.

Russia to launch first space rocket from Vostochny pad in late April

2016-03-30 16:03

Russia will launch its first space rocket from the newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East sometime within the last 10 days of April

SA could be at risk of terrorist attacks - security expert

2015-11-16 13:01

The whole world, including South Africa, is at risk of terrorist attacks, a senior researcher from the Institute for Security Studies has warned.

Concerns over reliability, relevance of crime stats

2015-09-29 07:00

The pending announcement of the annual crime statistics has sparked everything from doubt around their validity to questions over their relevance.

We do not expect good news - ISS on crime stats

2015-09-28 13:31

The crime statistics set to be released this week could show a rise in the number of murders and robberies in the country, the Institute for Security Studies says.

ISS astronauts dodge Russian space debris

2015-07-16 18:56

Three astronauts living at the International Space Station have been forced to scramble to safety after what Nasa described as a close pass of debris.

We need police leaders with integrity - analyst

2015-07-02 16:19

If situations like Marikana are to be prevented in the future, South Africa needs police leaders with integrity who don't make decisions based on politics, an analyst says.

SpaceX to deliver new dock, supplies to ISS

2015-06-26 22:03

The SpaceX capsule is to deliver a new parking spot for the space station, reserved for future crew ships.

Carrier rocket caused failure of Russian spacecraft

2015-05-12 21:21

A Russian mission to resupply the International Space Station failed because of a fault with the carrier rocket, the head of Roscosmos space agency says.

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