Space billionaires Bezos and Musk in Twitter spat

2015-11-26 07:09

Jeff Bezos has achieved two technological milestones in barely 24 hours, but Elon Musk had something to say about his bragging rights.

Space rains junk on Spain

2015-11-12 23:21

It's raining space junk in Spain. Rocket fuel tanks, chunks of satellites or something else entirely...

Russia clinches major space deal

2015-11-11 21:01

A mainstay of Russia's struggling space industry says it has clinched a major satellite launch contract, in a sign of renewed confidence in a class of rockets that have had several costly failures in the past two years.

Nasa is hiring astronauts

2015-11-04 21:31

Think you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? Nasa has issued a hiring call for space explorers.

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise'

2015-10-28 22:27

Stunned scientists have announced the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.

Remember a selfie, astronaut told before 1st space walk

2015-10-28 18:57

"Remember to take a good selfie," Nasa's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, was reminded by his brother before taking his first space walk, just hours before setting a new US flight record.

Mysterious star stirs controversy

2015-10-20 21:48

A mysterious star located about 1 500 light-years from the Earth has stirred controversy due to unusual fluctuations of light.

Nasa unveils missing pieces in journey to Mars

2015-10-09 13:23

Nasa has outlined the many challenges that remain before humans can set foot on Mars, calling the problems "solvable" but setting no firm date for an astronaut mission to the Red Planet.

Hamburgers considered for Russian cosmonauts

2015-10-08 20:33

Researchers propose adding American fast food to the menu for Russian cosmonauts

Israeli team ahead in privateer moon race

2015-10-07 18:36

An Israeli team competing in a race to the moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch, putting it at the front of the pack.


Japan enters new space race

2015-11-25 08:23

A Japanese rocket has lifted off and successfully put the national space programme's first commercial satellite into orbit.

Oldest stars ever seen discovered in Milky Way

2015-11-12 19:08

Australian astronomers say they have discovered the oldest stars seen to date, formed just 300 million years after the birth of the universe.

US astronauts step out on spacewalk

2015-11-06 17:21

Two US astronauts have stepped out on a spacewalk to complete the repair of an ammonia cooling system at the International Space Station.

Space station marks 15 years

2015-11-02 22:41

Astronauts have circled the Earth on board the International Space Station for 15 years, a milestone for an orbiting space lab that some say deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nasa's Cassini to sample Saturn moon's ocean

2015-10-28 21:41

The Nasa space probe Cassini has begun a mission to fly closer than ever before to the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus to sample water vapour emanating from an ocean believed to lurk below its icy surface.

All-female Russian crew starts Moon mission

2015-10-28 16:29

Six Russian women have begun a unique experiment testing how an all-female crew would interact on a trip to the Moon and back.

Repaired SpaceX rocket to fly by early December

2015-10-13 19:00

SpaceX, expects to return a repaired and upgraded Falcon 9 rocket to flight around the start of December.

Blue skies, frozen water detected on Pluto

2015-10-09 08:10

Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from Nasa's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.

Israel team jumps ahead on Moon shot

2015-10-08 17:00

An Israeli team competing in a race to the Moon sponsored by Google has signed a with California-based SpaceX for a rocket launch.

Russian launches cargo spaceship to the ISS

2015-10-02 14:13

Russia has successfully launched an unmanned cargo spaceship bound for the International Space Station.

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