The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts splashed down in the Atlantic on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever sent into Earth orbit.
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.
Why spend so much time and money on this one planet when there are at least seven others in our solar system, more than 200 moons, countless asteroids and much more besides?
China will send three astronauts into orbit on Thursday in a high-stakes mission, the first of four crewed space flights to complete the country’s space station by the end of next year.
For decades, the exploration of our solar system left one of our neighbouring planets, Venus, largely unexplored. Things are about to change.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are busy advancing their own, better-funded rocket endeavours. This is the competitive pressure facing Virgin Galactic. No wonder it’s wilting.
Nasa conducted its first flight on another planet on Monday. It was a short hop for a small chopper named Ingenuity but it demonstrated technology that could prove critical to the future of space exploration.
Nasa scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet.
Nasa scientists have presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle dangling just above the surface of the Red Planet moments before touchdown.
Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely inside a vast crater, the first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.