SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed.
Jeff Bezos’s space company, Blue Origin, will take the first woman to the moon’s surface, he said, as Nasa nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts to the moon by 2024.
Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Monday, Nasa’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.
As humanity marks the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence in low-Earth orbit, a leading space expert has described the International Space Station as an invaluable scientific resource.
After almost two years circling an ancient asteroid hundreds of millions of kilometres away, a Nasa spacecraft will this week attempt to descend to the treacherous, boulder-packed surface and snatch a handful of rubble.
Most people consistently use the same hand to do tasks that require skill and control such as writing or threading a needle. Science is still struggling to figure out why.
Nasa launched its latest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance, on Thursday, the first step in the space agency’s newest effort to hunt for signs of ancient microbial life.
Higher education, science & innovation minister Blade Nzimande said the 64-dish MeerKAT, the pre-cursor to the Square Kilometer Array, will be expanded by 20 dishes at a cost of R800-million.
China embarked on its most ambitious space mission yet, launching a probe to Mars on Thursday that ramps up the nation’s challenge to Nasa’s dominance in space.
Immunity to Covid-19 in recovered patients may only last a few months, a new study conducted by King’s College London has suggested.