NASA is hiring astronauts to go to the moon and Mars. Applications are now open — here's what candidates need on their resumes.

2020-03-03 18:53

You can apply to be in NASA's new class of astronauts. The missions could involve setting up a station on the moon and traveling to Mars.

More than 20,000 people have entered the reality TV competition to become a Japanese billionaire's girlfriend and accompany him on a SpaceX flight to the moon

2020-01-17 09:47

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is booked to take the first private flight aboard SpaceX's Starship rocket around the moon in 2023.

China's wildly ambitious future in space just got a big boost with the successful launch of its new heavy-lift rocket

2019-12-30 15:52

The Long March 5 rocket was plagued with problems during its debut. But after years of revisions, China showed its redesigned launcher works.

A giant elevator could connect Earth to space using current technology, experts say — here's how that might work

2019-10-07 10:06

A space elevator could make it easier, cheaper, and more sustainable to transport cargo and people from the surface of Earth or the moon to space.

An astronaut is urging NASA to form a new spacesuit program now if it hopes to get back to the moon in 2024

2019-09-09 10:46

NASA's only operational spacesuits are aboard the International Space Station. And at 40 years-old each, they're not getting any younger — or safer.

China found a mysterious 'gel-like' substance on the moon's uncharted far side

2019-09-05 14:29

Researchers have suggested the strange substance could be "melt glass," formed from meteorites crashing into the lunar surface.

Scientists have discovered a mysterious lump on the moon's far side, and it's massive

2019-06-11 05:56

Gravitational data suggest the anomaly is the metallic core of a giant asteroid.

NASA said the moon is shrinking like a raisin, and experiencing 'moonquakes' that are cracking its brittle surface

2019-05-14 16:54

The moon's interior is cooling down, making it about 45 metres (150 feet) "skinnier" over the last several hundred million years, NASA said Monday.

A South African recorded Saturn 'touching' the moon with his phone, and the stunning pictures are going viral across the world

2019-04-25 05:46

Grant Petersen of South Africa spent months preparing to photograph the conjunction of the moon and Saturn using a Galaxy S8 phone and a telescope.

The world's first private lunar lander - funded by a South African - just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

2019-03-10 12:52

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.


China's groundbreaking lunar rover found nearly 12 metres of dust on the far side of the moon

2020-02-27 14:37

The Chang'e 4 rover probed about 120 feet below the moon's surface, past a layer of dust that was "quite thick."

The Japanese billionaire travelling to the moon with SpaceX is holding a competition to find a 'female partner' to go with him

2020-01-13 17:48

Maezawa announced on Twitter that he was taking applications for a 'serious matchmaking documentary' to find a lifelong partner.

NASA is sending a new moon rover to sample water ice on the lunar south pole

2019-10-26 07:16

If successful, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) would be first spacecraft to ever land there without crashing.

A stirring new SpaceX animation of Starship launching shows how the rocket company plans to turn Texas into Earth's interplanetary transport hub

2019-10-04 17:53

Following Elon Musk's presentation about SpaceX's Starship rocket, the company posted a 2-minute video showing how it'd refill the system in orbit.

India lost contact with its moon lander, and an astronomer thinks the spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface

2019-09-07 16:00

The Vikram moon lander disappeared from communications just 1.3 miles above the lunar surface. An astronomer thinks the data indicates a crash.

Watch: India halts historic moon mission at final hour

India hopes Chandrayaan-2 will be first rocket to land on the Moon's south pole.

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Jeff Bezos explains why he's trying to colonise the moon: 'We need to go to the moon to save the Earth'

2019-06-07 12:04

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes that to save the planet, we'll need to move manufacturing off the earth and onto the moon.

Jeff Bezos has unveiled an enormous 'Blue Moon' lunar lander to ferry payloads — and maybe people — to the moon's surface. Here's what it looks like and how it'd work.

2019-05-10 11:28

Jeff Bezos unveiled a moon lander at a Blue Origin event on Thursday. Here's what the "Blue Moon" vehicle looks like and what Bezos says it will do.

Israel's first lunar mission has failed, crashing into the moon

2019-04-12 06:43

The R1.4 billion project failed in its landing attempt on Thursday.

Earth's air supply may reach nearly 643,737 kilometres into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

2019-02-26 13:37

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.

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