SpaceX lands another rocket after satellite delivery

2016-05-28 20:36

SpaceX has pulled off another rocket landing, the third in just under two months.

ISS experimental room overinflated

2016-05-26 17:09

NASA has overinflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station.

India successfully tests small space shuttle

2016-05-25 15:20

India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft.

Monster tsunamis sculpted Mars surface - study

2016-05-19 18:58

Monster tsunamis caused by meteor impacts swept across the northern plains of Mars more than three billion years ago, radically resculpting the edges of the Red Planet's ancient seas, a study has shown.

Discoverer of planet Neptune's rings dies

2016-05-16 09:18

French astrophysicist Andre Brahic, one of the discoverers of planet Neptune's rings, has died in Paris.

Nasa's Kepler telescope finds largest trove of exoplanets

2016-05-11 18:00

Nasa has found the largest trove of planets outside Earth's solar system, 1 284 in all, more than doubling the number of known exoplanets found with the agency's Kepler space telescope.

LHC set to push physics into unknown

2016-05-06 22:15

The world's most powerful proton smasher is preparing for its biggest run yet which scientists hope will uncover new particles that could dramatically change our understanding of the Universe.

Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed

2016-05-02 18:44

The second part of a joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has been delayed.

SpaceX aims for Mars

2016-04-28 17:05

SpaceX aims to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as early as 2018, the first step in the company's goal of colonising the red planet.

MeerKAT radio telescope will be operational in June - Pandor

2016-04-15 13:43

The first antennae for the MeerKAT radio telescope - the precursor to the large scale Square Kilometre Array project - will be ready for service at the end of June, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says.


Mars emerging from Ice Age - study

2016-05-27 06:45

The Red Planet is emerging from an Ice Age, according to radar images of Mars' polar regions that are shedding new light on our neighbour's climate cycle, researchers say.

Meanwhile in our country

2016-05-26 06:40

South Africa is one of 70 countries that has its own space agency. Here are a few quick facts about our role in space research.

Holiday with a difference

2016-05-23 06:45

If you have a few million rand lying around, you could book a ticket for a future holiday in space...

Space station orbits Earth 100 000 times

2016-05-16 23:30

The International Space Station has orbited Earth for the 100 000th time, Russian mission control says.

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.

Mercury makes rare move across the sun

2016-05-09 14:05

Mercury makes a relatively rare move across the sun.

SpaceX successfully lands rocket's first stage after space launch

2016-05-06 16:25

SpaceX has successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.

SALT leaves scientists starry-eyed

2016-04-29 20:15

Astrophysicists attached to the Southern African Large Telescope are observing supernovas "almost weekly", Naledi Pandor, Science and Technology Minister, was told during a tour of the facility on Friday.

Europe to launch satellites for Earth, Einstein

2016-04-22 08:20

Europe is set to launch two satellites with very important missions: one will track environmental damage to Earth, while the other will test a mainstay of physics theory.

SKA shows that excellence can come from Africa - Pandor

2016-04-15 12:26

The development surrounding the Square Kilometre Array project is a sign to the world that Africa is capable of producing excellence, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says.

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