US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

2020-02-06 18:07

NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station.

WATCH | 'Space is hard' - Musk on SpaceX, NASA mission delay

2019-10-11 10:53

SpaceX could launch US astronauts to the International Space Station as early as next year if tests on the company's long-delayed Crew Dragon capsule prove conclusive, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine says.

WATCH | Emirati makes history as first Arab to reach ISS

2019-09-26 10:47

An Emirati has made history as the first Arab to reach the International Space Station, after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

Crime Stats: Policing alone isn't enough to stem violence in SA - ISS

2019-09-12 18:29

With the murder rate increasing for the seventh year in a row, it is clear that policing alone is not enough to stem high levels of violence in South Africa, says the Institute for Security Studies.

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Canadian Space Agency record-holder David Saint-Jacques touch down near the Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan on Tuesday.

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Canadian Space Agency record-holder David Saint-Jacques touch down near the Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan on Tuesday.

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If ANC loses Gauteng, its best bet is a coalition with DA - ISS analyst

2019-04-26 21:29

Coalition politics may play a major role in the 2019 elections, and if the ANC loses its majority in Gauteng, its best alliance partner could the DA, the Institute for Security Studies' Dr Jakkie Cilliers believes.

WATCH: US-Russian crew reach International Space Station

2019-03-15 11:18

Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station. The two Americans and one Russian join three crew members who were already there.

Astronauts optimistic for ISS launch after botched flight

2019-02-22 08:45

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague say they are ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure.

Russia set for first ISS launch since accident

2018-11-16 20:21

A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel is to blast off in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month.

NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

2018-10-12 22:30

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine praised the Russian space programme and said he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December despite a rocket failure.


History-making female duo set sights on Moon

2019-10-22 12:57

What's even better than venturing out into the vacuum of space? Landing on the Moon, according to US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, the first all-female duo to conduct a spacewalk.

Budget constraints, understaffing and targets at centre of IPID woes - ISS

2019-10-09 06:06

Allegations that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been closing cases without proper investigation is no surprise says Dr Johan Burger, a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.

SEE | Rocket carrying Emirati, Russian, American blasts off for ISS

2019-09-26 08:50

A rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan with an Emirati on board who will be the first Arab on the International Space Station.

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

2019-08-27 10:40

An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station, following a failed attempt over the weekend, Moscow's space agency said.

Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

2019-06-25 13:43

The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme returned to earth safely.

Indian missile test endangers International Space Station - NASA

2019-04-02 23:00

The head of NASA branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the ISS.

Astronauts on aborted Soyuz launch to blast off again for ISS

2019-03-15 09:11

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin, who survived a dramatically aborted Soyuz launch last year, were due to blast off again to the International Space Station.

WATCH: First manned space mission takes off since frightening failed launch of Soyuz

2018-12-03 20:38

Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blast off for the first manned Soyuz mission since a frightening failed launch in October.

Second Russian rocket lifts off after sharp fall of Soyuz-FG

2018-10-25 19:52

A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket has recently failed to deliver a crew to the International Space Station.

WATCH: Russia opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch

2018-10-11 20:11

Russian investigators said they had opened a criminal probe into a failed rocket launch that caused a two-man crew to make an emergency landing shortly after blast-off to the ISS.

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