South Africa’s long history of astronomical research began when French academic Nicolas-Louis de La Caille visited Cape Town from 1751 to 1753 and undertook a careful examination of every square degree of the southern sky.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is in discussions with investors to raise another round of funding and seeks to double its valuation to as much as $92-billion, according to a report.
UK engineers will soon begin work on a comet-chasing spacecraft that will track down and map one of the celestial objects in three dimensions.
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.