Apollo 11: the first humans on the moon
Images that redefined our relationship with space.
On July 20 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first people to walk on the Mo...
The Great Red Spot
Getting a much closer look than previously.
On Monday 10 July NASA’s Juno spacecraft swooped over the Great Red Spot, a centuries-old storm on Jupiter that is la...
What we have learnt by exploring Mars
Filling in the gaps – but a long way to go.
The Schiaparelli probe made headlines in October 2016 when it crash-landed on Mars. It wasn’t a disaster, though, it ...
How rockets and boosters work
Where does this power come from?
Three, two, one, liftoff! A spacecraft blasts from the launch pad, propelled by the massive thrust generated by its r...
How do spacesuits keep astronauts safe?
The freezing cold and radiation make space dangerous.
When it’s time to venture outside, astronauts on the international space station first don one of two types of spaces...
The Buzz about Mars
Apollo veteran Buzz Aldrin is a Mars mission enthusiast.
Astronaut and author Buzz Aldrin had hardly settled back on Earth in 1969 when he was advocating expanding the space ...
Cassini begins close-up flyby of Enceladus
NASA begins it’s look at Saturn’s moon.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft today begins the first of three close encounters with Saturn's moon Enceladus with images e...
All set for our first comet landing
It may answers questions of the origins of our solar system.
For an event intended to celebrate a scientific milestone, the January gathering inside the European Space Agency’s c...