ARTICLES RELATING TO SPACE

SpaceX cleared for US military launches

2015-05-27 19:54

Elon Musk's firm SpaceX has won long-waited approval from the US Air Force to launch military satellites, opening the way to a lucrative market.

Russia rocket fails after launch

2015-05-16 21:31

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned shortly after its launch - the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry.

Water on white dwarf raises prospects of H2O-rich planets

2015-05-07 16:43

Large amounts of water may exist on numerous deep space bodies, said a study that raises the theoretical odds of another planet like Earth sporting the life-giving resource.

Nasa spacecraft spots possible ice cap on Pluto

2015-04-30 08:39

Nasa's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images show.

Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018

2015-04-22 08:15

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space, Nasa and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.

Russia to build own space station by 2023

2015-04-16 19:06

Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin says.

SpaceX bid to recycle rocket fails again

2015-04-14 23:03

SpaceX's latest attempt at recycling its Falcon 9 rocket by landing it upright on an ocean platform failed again.

Mars rover boosts hope for liquid water

2015-04-14 16:09

Research from Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars.

SpaceX to send cargo ship on 6th supply mission

2015-04-13 10:20

SpaceX is sending its unmanned Dragon cargo ship on its sixth official supply mission to the International Space Station on Monday, should the weather behave itself.

Twin fools Nasa at brother's launch

2015-03-31 05:00

The identical twin of an astronaut has fooled Nasa at his brother's launch on a 1-year flight.

 

Russia restarts spacecraft after embarrassing failures

2015-05-18 06:53

Russia's space agency says it has managed to restart the engines of the Progress spacecraft and correct the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) which it is attached to, after a failed first attempt.

Carrier rocket caused failure of Russian spacecraft

2015-05-12 21:21

A Russian mission to resupply the International Space Station failed because of a fault with the carrier rocket, the head of Roscosmos space agency says.

SpaceX tests eject button on Dragon

2015-05-06 19:35

SpaceX has launched the first flight test of the emergency astronaut escape feature on its Dragon spaceship, which aims to carry astronauts to low-Earth orbit as early as 2017.

Unmanned Russian spacecraft 'plunging to Earth'

2015-04-29 13:37

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official has said.

SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS

2015-04-17 20:00

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2 000kg of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

Nasa probe closing in on unexplored Pluto

2015-04-16 16:20

Newly released photos show the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system's frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range.

The weird ways of water on Saturn

2015-04-14 16:28

Once every 20 or 30 years, a superstorm greater than Earth breaks out on Saturn and whips around the ringed planet in a violent spectacle that rages for months on end.

Space station grocery run includes espresso maker

2015-04-13 21:07

Mornings are about to improve for the Italian astronaut who's been suffering through instant coffee at the International Space Station since fall.

Jeff Bezos rocket company to begin test flights

2015-04-09 09:35

A space company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has finished work on a rocket engine for a suborbital spaceship and expects to begin flight tests.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

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