Now that’s an eye test
NASA ‘optometrists’ verify Mars 2020 rover’s 20/20 vision.
Space is a bad place for things to go wrong, so when several new cameras were added to the Mars 2020 rover, NASA put ...
Successful deployment realises a 40-year dream.
A small non-profit organisation has achieved a space-travel feat dreamed about for more than 40 years: proving that i...
India heading to the Moon
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off for a seven-week trip.
India's second mission to the Moon is under way.After a smooth 20-hour countdown, the GSLV MkIII-M1 launch vehicle li...
China ready to bring back more Moon rocks
Plans to leave behind a permanent robotic research station.
Fifty years ago, when Apollo 11 blasted off from the Moon for its return to Earth, Moon-walkers Neil Armstrong and Bu...
Apollo missions impact looking at the Moon
Thanks to Neil, Buzz and the others, we know a lot more about what they stepped on.
The Apollo Moon landings, the first of which occurred 50 years ago tomorrow (Australian time), were not just “one gia...
You can believe Buzz and the rocks. It did happen
Scientist says you just can’t make Moon rocks in a lab. Nick Carne reports.
A video of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin punching a heckler who demanded he swear on the Bible that he truly walked...
Going caving before going to Mars
NASA puts a test rover through its paces in earthly California.
Scientists looking for ways to search for life on Mars – or to explore safe abodes for long-term bases on the Moon – ...
Going to space probably won't give you cancer, research suggests
But there are quite a few issues to consider. Richard A Lovett reports.
A new study of 418 former astronauts and cosmonauts has found that the time they spent in space doesn’t appear to car...
Looking for signs of life on Titan
Cheers erupt as plans for the Dragonfly rover are unveiled.
NASA is returning to Saturn’s moon Titan, this time with a flying, drone-like rover called Dragonfly. In the process...
A green spacecraft
NASA trials less toxic fuel.
This is a satellite, stowed for launch inside a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. It is one of two dozen bits of aeriel pay...
Scientists put comet mission on fast track
Bold plan to intercept a comet as it approaches the sun given high priority. Richard A Lovett rep...
Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are working on a new “fast” mission to make the first flyby of a pristi...
Crowdfunded lightsail mission readies for take-off
Science fiction set to become fact as Bill Nye’s solar spacecraft takes to the air. Richard A Lov...
A US-based non-profit organisation led by science educator Bill Nye is poised to launch a crowd-funded space mission ...