SpaceX launches communications satellite

2017-03-16 16:06

SpaceX has successfully launched a communications satellite into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

When galaxies crash, black holes devour stars

2017-02-27 21:30

Supermassive black holes rip up and devour hapless stars a hundred times more frequently than thought, according to researchers.

SpaceX poised to leave for ISS to deliver cargo

2017-02-18 15:43

An unmanned SpaceX spaceship carrying food and equipment to the astronauts at the Space Station is poised to blast off.

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since Sept blast

2017-01-14 22:05

SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

New CEO for SA Space Agency

2017-01-12 21:06

South African space strategist and policy maker Dr Valanathan Munsami has been appointed SA National Space Agency CEO.

High-res commercial satellite launches from California coast

2016-11-12 12:32

A commercial satellite capable of taking high-resolution images from space has been launched from a military base along the California coast.

Missing European craft 'crashed' into Mars

2016-10-21 22:28

A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead.

New US radar site may drown

2016-10-18 18:49

Scientists say rising seas from global warming could threaten a nearly $1 billion radar installation that the US Air Force is building in the Pacific to track dangerous space junk.

Europe heads for Mars in search of life

2016-10-14 16:01

Thirteen years after its first, failed attempt to place a rover on Mars, Europe reaches a crucial stage in a fresh quest to scour the Red Planet for signs of life, this time with Russia.

Here is Elon Musk’s plan to get to Mars

2016-09-28 09:25

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has laid out a vision of travel to Mars heavy on both technology and the dangers that await those first explorers just a decade from now.


Living on Mars could solve Earth’s problems

2017-03-15 18:44

Mars One mission candidate Adriana Marais believes that finding a way to survive on the red planet could help humans solve Earth's current problems.

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.

Astronaut twins shed light on health hazards in space

2017-02-03 13:07

In a groundbreaking study, NASA researchers compared the biological differences between twins Scott and Mark Kelly. Here is what they found.

Spacewalk - Space Station getting new batteries

2017-01-13 16:06

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk on a mission to help upgrade the power system outside the International Space Station.

PICS: Glimpses of a 'star factory' at work in the Milky Way

2017-01-04 13:28

The European Space Agency has released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way's Orion nebula.

Elon Musk elaborates on Mars plan

2016-10-25 10:13

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonise Mars.

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

2016-10-20 17:55

A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form.

In space, the looming threat of a new arms race

2016-10-16 18:22

Killer satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers - the world's military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space at the risk of fuelling a dangerous new arms race.

Boeing vows to beat Elon Musk to Mars

2016-10-05 10:55

Boeing once helped the US beat the Soviet Union in the race to the moon. Now the company intends to go toe-to-toe with newcomers such as billionaire Elon Musk.

Elon Musk promises 'fun' trip to Mars colony

2016-09-27 22:53

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his plans for establishing a human colony on Mars, using a massive rocket and a fleet of spaceships to achieve a self-sustaining population on the Red Planet this century.

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