Elon Musk’s rocket company has one last, major hurdle to clear before it attempts an historic first flight of astronauts for Nasa: proving it can safely abort a mission if something goes wrong after takeoff.
A few months ago, a group of Nasa exoplanet astronomers, who are in the business of discovering planets around other stars, called me into a secret meeting to tell me about a planet that had captured their interest.
SpaceX has launched 60 more mini Internet satellites, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers.
Nasa has revealed a concept of what a future moon lander might look like, as it aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.
Nasa’s Voyager 2 has reported back with its initial cosmic findings, a year after becoming the second man-made object to “leave” the solar system.
Experts from both sides of the Atlantic are to meet in Rome next week on a mission to prevent asteroids from crashing into Earth.
Spacewalking astronauts have added another parking spot to the International Space Station. It will be used by SpaceX and Boeing once they start launching astronauts to the orbiting lab late this year or early next year.
Nasa’s planet-spotting telescope has uncovered another three planets, which scientists say include the first nearby super-Earth.