ARTICLES RELATING TO ISS

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.

Europe space truck undocks from ISS

2015-02-15 13:15

Europe's last supply vessel to the International Space Station has undocked at the end of a six-month mission, the European Space Agency says.

High-profile murders galvanise people - ISS

2014-10-28 13:09

The murder of celebrities and high-profile people such as Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa often galvanises the public to help prevent crime, an analyst says.

ISS: Increase in murder rate concerning

2014-09-19 19:01

The Institute for Security Studies says it is concerned that murder had increased for two consecutive years for the first time in democracy.

SA needs new approach to crime - ISS

2014-09-19 14:41

The latest crime statistics are a stark reminder of how far South Africa still has to go to reduce violence and crime, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Under fire Zuma vows action on Nigeria church tragedy

2014-09-18 22:02

Under fire President Jacob Zuma has vowed that the government will do everything it can to help the families of 67 South Africans believed to have been killed in last week's church collapse in Nigeria.

 

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.

What the spy cables leak could mean for SA

2015-02-25 10:44

The spy cables leak has given South Africans a rare glimpse into the murky world of global espionage but what are the implications?

SAPS under pressure in Meyiwa case - ISS

2014-10-29 13:26

Reports that Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's family appointed private investigators to help solve his murder put pressure on police, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Farm attacks not racially motivated - ISS

2014-10-06 15:10

The Institute for Security Studies says farm attacks are not racially motivated, but are motivated by greed.

SA murder rate reflective of 'a war zone'

2014-09-19 14:43

The murder rate in the country is reflective of "what one would expect in a war zone", DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard has said after the release of the 2013/14 crime statistics.

47 people murdered each day in SA

2014-09-19 13:15

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega says she is "very concerned" that the murder rate in South Africa has risen to almost 47 killings a day in the past year.

Release crime stats more often - ISS

2014-09-17 15:24

Crime statistics should be released more frequently with more detail, the Institute for Security Studies says.

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