Crash won't halt space tourism

2014-11-02 12:00

The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.

Future of space tourism: Balloons

2013-10-23 08:53

The latest space tourism venture depends more on hot air than rocket science.

Virgin appoints SA space flight agent

2012-05-02 15:57

The first accredited agent to sell space flights in South Africa has been appointed, says Virgin Galactic.

China completes second space docking

2011-11-14 18:30

China has completed its second space docking, reports say, as it moves closer towards fulfilling its ambition to set up a manned space station.

Virgin Galactic opens spaceport terminal

2011-10-17 22:47

Virgin Galactic's Branson is in New Mexico for the dedication of the commercial spaceport terminal of the company.

Astronauts prepare to leave

2011-05-29 14:30

The shuttle Endeavour astronauts are packing their gear and preparing to leave the International Space Station.

Astronauts finish first spacewalk

2011-05-20 21:11

Two shuttle Endeavour astronauts have floated outside the International Space Station for the first of four spacewalks.

Endeavour shuttle launch delayed again

2011-05-06 22:28

The launch of the US space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed for a third time, until at least May 16, as engineers work to overcome an electrical problem, Nasa says.

Russia ferries supplies to space

2011-04-29 21:12

An unmanned Russian cargo vessel has docked without a hitch at the International Space Station, bringing a fresh supply of oxygen and equipment to the six-member crew.

Virgin Galactic looking for pilots

2011-04-16 12:02

Virgin Galactic, the spaceline founded by Sir Richard Branson, has put out a call for pilots to operate its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft and WhiteKnightTwo mother ship.


High-profile backing for Mars colonisation bid

2013-12-11 07:17

A Dutch entrepreneur's quest to colonise Mars has won high-profile support from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the planet has been pushed back.

Branson opens space agency in SA

2012-05-02 20:14

Giltedge Travel in Cape Town has been selected as an accredited agent for Virgin Galactic’s space travel.

Microsoft co-founder unveils space travel plans

2011-12-14 11:21

A giant aeroplane that can launch a rocket carrying cargo and humans into orbit is the future of space travel, says billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Russia Mars probe considered lost

2011-11-12 20:04

Efforts to resume contact with a Russian space mission to Mars stuck in Earth orbit after launch have failed and the probe must be considered lost, Interfax news agency reports.

Nasa going green with Jupiter probe

2011-08-01 08:30

Nasa's upcoming mission to Jupiter can't get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft.

Astronauts run into trouble

2011-05-22 22:43

A spacewalking astronaut has run into trouble while trying to lubricate a joint in the solar power system of the International Space Station.

Spaceport America opens to the public

2011-05-11 08:22

Tours of Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will be offered to the public.

Russian space suit sold for nearly $250k

2011-05-06 22:19

A Russian space suit worn during the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project has skyrocketed to nearly $250 000 at a New York City auction.

Technical issue delays Endeavour launch

2011-04-29 18:47

The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed by at least 48 hours due to a technical failure that arose about three hours before the planned takeoff, Nasa says.

Gadgets: Spinoffs from space programmes

2011-04-10 18:02

What do ceramic teeth braces, artificial hearts, airbags, insulin pumps and Olympics-calibre swimsuits have in common?

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