'World in my window' - Apollo went to Moon so we could see Earth

2019-07-21 09:00

On their journey to the Moon, the Apollo 11 crew had to rotate their spaceship so that one side didn't "barbecue" in the Sun while the other froze - meaning they couldn't see their destination until they were almost upon it.

WATCH: NASA to explore a mysterious, metallic asteroid

2019-07-14 12:48

NASA is readying for a mission that will launch in 2022 to explore the metal asteroid Psyche.

Hard soil, big jumps and epiphanies: What it's like on the Moon

2019-07-10 12:38

Twelve American men walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972, with most describing in great detail their experiences on the dusty, low-gravity world lit by the blinding light of the Sun.

How conspiracy theories followed man to the Moon

2019-07-08 10:36

It was the biggest piece of supposed fake news before the term "fake news" was even invented.

G20 | Democrats visit migrant centres: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-06-28 05:47

World leaders descend on Osaka for G20 | Democratic hopefuls journey to child migrant camp; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

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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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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.

'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 | Half a century on, moon landing conspiracy theories persist

2019-07-19 11:32

As the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission nears, the question that has excited conspiracy theorists for half a century is still there: Did humans actually set foot on the moon?

Moonwalk recordings offer giant returns for former NASA intern

2019-07-14 12:18

Gary George found the original videotapes capturing the Apollo 11 lunar landing at a government surplus auction while working at the NASA Johnson Space Center in 1973.

Two asteroids to pass extremely close to Earth

2019-07-08 13:25

Two large asteroids are expected to make extremely close passes of Earth over the next couple of days.

WATCH: NASA tests launch-abort system for moon-mission capsule

2019-07-03 06:40

NASA carried out a successful test Tuesday of a launch-abort system for the Orion capsule designed to take US astronauts to the Moon.

WATCH: NASA-approved 3D-printed house lets you 'experience Mars on Earth'

2019-06-25 22:28

This futuristic 3D-printed house lets guests "experience Mars on Earth".

Hacker used $35 computer to steal restricted NASA data

2019-06-25 14:04

A hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer to infiltrate NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory network, stealing sensitive data and forcing the temporary disconnection of space-flight systems, the agency has revealed.

WATCH: Moon landing good for business 50 years later

2019-06-24 11:30

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products. They are at it again in 2019, at the 50th anniversary of the giant leap for mankind.

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.

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