Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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.
A spacecraft - InSight sends its first photo since landing on Mars. The spacecraft has no damage and will be able to complete its mission.
NASA scientists are counting down before a risky Mars landing that could result in new data about the core of the red planet - or mean a quick and fiery end to a billion-dollar project.
What are humanity’s options if we wreck the Earth and find ourselves racing against the clock to save our civilisation from extinction, asks Robert J Traydon.
France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies says.
A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead.
The Euro-Russian spacecraft ExoMars, launched towards the Red Planet last month, has sent home its first pictures from space.
Research from Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity has strengthened hopes that liquid water may exist near the surface of Mars.
India has placed a spacecraft into orbit around Mars, the first Asian nation to join an elite club of explorers to the Red Planet.
A comfortable, middle-class Parisian life may be the envy of many people, but Florence Porcel would give it all up to be among the first Earthlings to settle on Mars - even with no option of return.
It was cheers and hugs after NASA's Mars lander InSight touched down safely on the surface of the Red Planet to begin exploring - for the first time - the planet's core.
A spacecraft hurtling towards Mars will be the first to study the deep interior of the planet, if it survives the landing.
The United States has vowed to send the first humans to Mars by the 2030s, but space experts and lawmakers have expressed concern that poor planning and lack of funds will delay those plans.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has given more details about his plan to colonise Mars.
SpaceX aims to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as early as 2018, the first step in the company's goal of colonising the red planet.
US space agency Nasa has made a 360-degree video of Mars, compiled by images gathered from its Curiosity Rover.
Nasa has been forced to push back the launch of the new Orion spacecraft due to wind and faulty rocket valves.
Nasa has postponed testing of a Mars 'flying saucer' parachute high in Earth's atmosphere.
Nasa rover finds no hint of methane in Mars air but more experiments are planned during the road trip.
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