Next stop: Mars!

2016-05-31 06:40

It’s no longer just a science fiction fantasy – living and working on Mars could become a reality as soon as 2030.

Holiday with a difference

2016-05-23 06:45

If you have a few million rand lying around, you could book a ticket for a future holiday in space...

The unique risks space tourists will face

2014-12-04 14:41

Space tourists may soon be plunking down six figures and buying passage to a low-earth orbit. But they should be aware of the health risks from gravitational forces, space radiation and space motion sickness.

Too poor for Virgin Galactic? There's another option

2014-06-25 14:51

Ever dreamed of going to space, but simply don't have millions to shell out on Virgin Galactic? Well, there is a (slightly) cheaper option.

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes third test flight

2014-01-13 10:00

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spacecraft aiming to make the world's first commercial suborbital spaceflights later this year, conducted its third rocket-powered test flight.

Helmet leak ends spacewalk

2013-07-17 08:52

NASA aborts spacewalk after dangerous water leak in helmet drenches Italian astronaut.

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.


Modi’s mini-shuttle blasts into Elon Musk’s race for space

2016-05-23 06:45

India has launched a scale model of a reusable spacecraft, a project that could pit it against Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in the race to make access to space cheaper.

Elon Musk treat for students vying to build Hyperloop

2016-02-01 06:36

A 20-year-old student from Pretoria was among the thousands of students vying to design the “Hyperloop” transportation system proposed by billionaire Elon Musk.

WATCH: Mesmerising footage of Walter White in space

2014-07-18 12:16

A bobblehead figurine of Breaking Bad's protagonist, Walter White, just became the coolest astronaut in the world.

Most extreme travel selfie ever?

2014-04-24 09:15

If you've ever done a solo trip, you will know the value in being able to take a good selfie. But, we bet, your selfies could never quite live up to this one.

Florida space centre home to secret spacecraft

2014-01-04 14:27

Kennedy Space Center will be the testing site for a top-secret Air Force space plane.

Space travel can accelerate Alzheimer's

2013-01-01 10:30

Long journeys into deep space could expose astronauts to levels of cosmic radiation harmful to the brain and accelerate Alzheimer's disease, research says.

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