'A long ride': 50 years ago, a dress rehearsal for the Moon landing

2019-05-25 13:33

As Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control.

What if an asteroid was about to hit Earth? Scientists ponder question

2019-05-02 17:26

Here's a hypothetical: A telescope detects an asteroid between 100-300m in diameter racing through our solar system at 14km/s, 57 million kilometers from Earth.

Bus-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth this weekend

2019-04-26 13:30

An asteroid the size of a bus will make a close fly-by of the Earth this weekend.

WATCH: 15 videos to take you behind the scenes on the voyage to Mars

2019-04-21 21:07

A visit to China's Mars simulation base in the Gobi desert and other insights into humanity's quest to travel to the red planet.

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.

Trumps crows victory | May offers to quit; WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-03-28 07:00

Trump: 'We're very happy' about Mueller report | EXPLAINER: UK PM May vows to quit in Brexit deal bribe; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH: This tiny moon of Neptune may have broken off from a larger moon

2019-03-24 22:39

A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space telescope have shed light on the mysterious moon around Neptune.

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: NASA Curiosity Rover will explore other regions of Mars

2019-03-06 06:34

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is headed to explore new regions of Mount Sharp. WATCH NOW.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defences on alert

2019-02-18 11:25

Scientists have found that an astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert.


WATCH: Nasa to send flying robots to ISS

2019-05-11 11:15

Two special robots called 'Astrobees' will be sent to space to help astronauts carry out chores and experiments on board the International Space Station.

UJ honours NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, aged 100

2019-04-30 08:37

Katherine Johnson, known for her pioneering work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has received an honorary degree from the University of Johannesburg at the age of 100.

WATCH: 'Marsquake!': NASA detects likely tremor on Mars

2019-04-24 11:23

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake", marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

2019-04-16 07:11

A unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel.

New close-ups of the mini-moons in Saturn's rings

2019-04-01 11:00

Nestled between Saturn's rings are a collection of mini-moons that NASA's Cassini spacecraft skimmed past in 2017.

WATCH: Earth atmosphere reaches twice the distance of the Moon

2019-03-25 10:02

New research from ESA and NASA show the real size of Earth's geocorona.

WATCH: NASA spots 35km-wide crater beneath Greenland ice

2019-03-18 05:38

Researchers have discovered what may be another massive crater below Greenland's ice sheets, NASA announced on Monday.

WATCH: New Zealand shooting; Trump's wall - top World news videos for your Friday

2019-03-15 07:24

PM says New Zealand enduring one of its 'darkest days | New Zealand police hunt 'active shooter' after gunman opens fire at mosque; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

NASA says SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is ready to fly to space station

2019-02-23 10:13

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is ready to fly its first commercially-built spacecraft designed for humans to the International Space Station, NASA said Friday after a high-level agency review of the project in the final week before the flight.

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

2019-02-15 20:52

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay.

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