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.

Evidence of flowing liquid water on Mars: Nasa

2015-09-28 18:48

Liquid water has been observed on the planet Mars, the US space agency Nasa has announced.

'Super blood moon' shines bright

2015-09-28 07:55

Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen 'supermoon' and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing it bathed in blood-red light.

A camera that was tied to a weather balloon and launched into space two years ago has finally been found.

A camera that was tied to a weather balloon and launched into space two years ago has finally been found.

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Nasa astronaut at midway point of yearlong mission

2015-09-16 15:59

The Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly has hit the halfway point of a yearlong spaceflight experiment with his Earth-bound identical twin.

Boeing opens commercial spaceship plant

2015-09-06 18:30

Boeing has taken the wraps off an assembly plant for its first line of commercial spaceships, which Nasa plans to use.

First Dane goes into space

2015-09-01 21:08

Denmark is sending its first man into space and in keeping with the country's love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes.

A year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

2015-08-29 15:36

Six people have shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping Nasa prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.


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.

Eyes on space, India launches 'mini-Hubble'

2015-09-28 11:40

India has launched its first space research observatory and several US satellites, part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to expand his country's influence in the competitive, $300bn global space industry.

SA to experience rare moon double treat

2015-09-27 17:51

South Africa is to experience the rare double treat of a larger full moon, also known as a super moon, and lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday.

US should be 'spacefaring' - Bezos

2015-09-17 12:53

Technology billionaire Jeff Bezos is excited about the idea of humans in space - millions of them living and working there.

Partial eclipse greets Sunday early birds

2015-09-13 13:17

South Africans who rose early on Sunday morning and happened to look skywards might have noticed a slice of the sun covered in darkness.

Russian, Danish, Kazakh astronauts launch towards ISS

2015-09-02 16:02

A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts on board, including the first Dane to fly into space, blasted off towards the International Space Station on Wednesday.

SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months'

2015-09-01 10:02

SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident in June that destroyed a space station cargo ship.

Mystery of Saturn's 'F ring' cracked

2015-08-18 06:33

An enigmatic ring of icy particles circling Saturn, herded into a narrow ribbon by two tiny moons, was probably born of a cosmic collision.

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