Debris believed to be from a Russian rocket used to resupply the International Space Station created a fiery display in the night sky over Johannesburg on Sunday evening.
China has released details about the final stages of work on Tiangong, an under-construction orbiter started after the US barred Beijing from participating in the International Space Station.
The International Space Station is set to become busier than usual this week when its crew welcomes aboard four new colleagues from start-up Axiom Space.
The International Space Station has often stayed above the fray of geopolitics. That position is under threat.
There comes a time when the costs and risks of maintaining the International Space Station become too high, and this has been determined to be in 2030.
The International Space Station performed a manoeuvre on Friday to temporarily swerve away from a fragment of a US launch vehicle.
The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris.
The International Space Station will perform a brief manoeuvre on Wednesday to dodge a fragment of a defunct Chinese satellite.
The International Space Station was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost.
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.