SpaceX makes first US military launch, then lands rocket again

2017-05-02 10:17

SpaceX has blasted off a secretive US government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.

Russians, American back on Earth

2017-04-10 22:00

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have touched down safely in central Kazakhstan following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS

2017-01-08 11:29

Two American astronauts have ventured outside the International Space Station to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost's electrical system.

Contact lost with unmanned ISS cargo ship: Russia

2016-12-01 20:13

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after launching, the Russian space agency has said, raising concerns over space travel safety.

Police have become the piggy in the middle during student protests - ISS

2016-10-05 13:23

The police have become the piggy in the middle during the ongoing student protests, says senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Johan Burger.

Q&A: ISS speaks on controversial Gabon elections

2016-09-02 10:31

News24 spoke to the Institute for Security Studies' Stephanie Wolters on the situation in Gabon following a tightly contested presidential election that resulted in violence. Read more...

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.


Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

2017-04-18 22:05

Scientists have sounded the alarm over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk - the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at ISS

2017-02-23 17:29

An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts has arrived safely at the International Space Station.

Democracy on the rise in Africa - ISS

2016-12-03 07:38

Democracy has been rising steadily in Africa because citizens are getting tired of autocrats and want to have a say in how things are done, the Institute for Security Studies says.

SA's withdrawal from ICC not being done legally - ISS

2016-10-21 14:04

The government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court should have gone through Parliament first, and is a "political smokescreen", the Institute for Security Studies says.

Crime stats 2016: 'The stuff of nightmares'

2016-09-02 18:29

Various sectors of society have reacted with concern over the increase in violent crimes such as murder in the last year.

Spacewalking US astronauts to fix, improve ISS

2016-09-01 21:45

Two US astronauts aboard the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to make repairs and install new equipment.

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.

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