ARTICLES RELATING TO SPACE

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.

New evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa

2016-09-27 01:17

More evidence of possible water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa has been spotted using Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope, the US space agency says.

 

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.

SpaceX CEO to present plans for Mars colony

2016-09-27 22:12

SpaceX chief Elon Musk is set to unveil his ambitious plan to build a human colony on Mars, an endeavour that experts say requires tens of billions of dollars.

Nasa to reveal 'surprising' activity on Jupiter's moon

2016-09-25 21:00

There's something going on beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. But what?

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