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.

SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS

2015-04-17 20:00

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2 000kg of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

Space station grocery run includes espresso maker

2015-04-13 21:07

Mornings are about to improve for the Italian astronaut who's been suffering through instant coffee at the International Space Station since fall.

3 astronauts return from Space Station

2015-03-12 10:50

A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and one American has landed in Kazakhstan, ending the astronauts' six month-stint aboard 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.

SpaceX tests eject button on Dragon

2015-05-06 19:35

SpaceX has launched the first flight test of the emergency astronaut escape feature on its Dragon spaceship, which aims to carry astronauts to low-Earth orbit as early as 2017.

Russia to build own space station by 2023

2015-04-16 19:06

Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin says.

Twin fools Nasa at brother's launch

2015-03-31 05:00

The identical twin of an astronaut has fooled Nasa at his brother's launch on a 1-year flight.

Space soprano plans first duet from ISS

2015-03-11 05:00

British singer Sarah Brightman is planning a duet when she becomes the first soprano to board the International Space Station later this year.

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