ARTICLES RELATING TO SPACE

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

2017-04-22 18:04

China's first cargo spacecraft has successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab, says the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

China launches first cargo spacecraft

2017-04-20 19:28

A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan.

France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon

2017-04-13 19:12

France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies says.

SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landing

2017-03-31 15:45

SpaceX chief Elon Musk hailed a "revolution in spaceflight" after blasting off a recycled rocket for the first time, a feat that could dramatically lower the cost of space travel.

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

2017-03-30 16:11

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.

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.

 

Russian, American two-man crew reaches ISS

2017-04-20 22:30

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American has reached the International Space Station completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in over a decade.

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth

2017-04-14 18:20

An asteroid roughly 650m across and with a surface twice as reflective as that of the Moon, will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, astronomers say.

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.

US astronaut breaks record

2017-03-30 22:29

American astronaut Peggy Whitson has made history when she floated outside the International Space Station breaking the record for the most spacewalks by a woman.

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.

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