ARTICLES RELATING TO SPACE EXPLORATION

India plans 'very small' space station after 2022

2019-06-13 18:06

India plans to establish its own "very small" space station in the next decade as the country gears up for a first manned mission beyond earth.

After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033...or 2060

2019-05-20 05:07

On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations."

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Watch: NASA has recorded a 'Marsquake' for the first time

Because the Martian surface is extremely quiet SEIS can pick up the faint rumbles, which roughly equal a 2.5 magnitude quake back on Earth.

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South African hardware is part of China’s lunar mission - and is orbiting the Moon right now

2019-01-15 06:07

The Chinese lunar satellite, Queqiao, contains a piece of SA tech that will probe the earliest ages of the universe.

WATCH: China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

2018-12-08 11:02

China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.

Elon Musk just revealed who will fly to the moon on SpaceX's new rocket ship

2018-09-18 10:19

SpaceX did not reveal how much he paid for the lunar flight, but said it was a significant sum and that he already made a down payment.

Russia to end US space station rides in April, pressuring NASA

2018-09-01 17:59

The expiration piles additional pressure on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to restore its own capability to shuttle US crew members back and forth to the orbiting lab.

Moon ice may be much easier to harvest than previously thought — and it could be the 'first step' in building a space economy

2018-08-21 12:02

Hundreds of places in the moon's darkest, most shadowy craters may contain ice directly at the surface.

The moon may have once been able to support life — but learning more will require 'an aggressive future programme of lunar exploration'

2018-07-25 08:33

Such conditions arose not just once but twice, for tens of millions of years each time, according to a new study.

On Friday SA unveils the R4.4 billion MeerKAT telescope. Here’s what it’s for.

2018-07-12 06:29

Astronomers will use the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to help probe the history of the universe – and figure out where the fuel for forming stars is coming from.

 

WATCH: China plans to build a research station on the moon

2019-05-26 08:49

Beijing plans to build a research station on the moon in the next 10 years, according to Chinese state media outlet China Daily.

SpaceX launches Falcon rocket with Dragon spacecraft

2019-05-04 14:31

The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule rumbled aloft at about 2:48am from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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.

WATCH: China lands on moon's far side - state media

2019-01-03 08:33

A Chinese lunar rover has landed on the dark side of the moon, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.

WATCH: NASA's billion-dollar Mars mission nears risky landing

2018-11-24 14:33

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.

WATCH: Nasa launches satellite to study ice changes on Earth

2018-09-16 08:08

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit.

WATCH: 6 videos about the wonders of space travel

2018-08-26 17:47

Watch these videos to see the latest rockets, the history of NASA, a space hotel and the intriguing effects of space on astronauts' bodies.

Watch: the top inventions from NASA we use every day - from cell phone cameras to water filters

2018-08-07 21:01

To date, NASA says it has documented nearly 1,800 "spinoff" technologies from its exploration of space.

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

2018-07-16 21:30

Astronauts often say the biggest reasons why humans haven't returned to the moon are budgetary and political hurdles — not scientific or technical challenges.

Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin plans to land on the moon by 2023

2018-07-06 17:52

Blue Origin, the space flight project founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, already has plans for space tourism and has completed some test flights with reusable rockets. Now, the company aims to land on the moon within 5 years.

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