NASA

NASA spacecraft survives faraway flyby

NASA succeeds with landmark flyby past farthest cosmic body ever explored by humanity - the 'Ultima Thule'.

NASA spacecraft survives risky encounter with faraway dark world

Science & Technology

NASA opens 2019 at tiny, icy world past Pluto

New Horizon flies past frozen relic billions of kilometres from the Earth that could reveal the origins of planets.

NASA rings in new year with farthest spacecraft flyby

India

India approves budget for first manned space mission in 2022

Three Indian astronauts will be sent to space by 2022, as part of India's ambitious Gaganyaan project.

India approves budget for first manned space mission in 2022

US & Canada

NASA marks Apollo 8's first flight to moon 50 years later

Christmas on the moon, we look back at the first voyage around the earth's natural satellite 50 years ago.

United States

Virgin Galactic completes space test

The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as next year.

Virgin Galactic completes space test

United States

SpaceX makes Christmas delivery to International Space Station

Dragon delivery capsule reaches orbiting space laboratory three days after launching from Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX makes Christmas delivery to International Space Station

Science & Technology

NASA's Insight lands on Mars - What's next?

The InSight mission will be the first mission ever to explore the deep insides of the Red Planet.

Space

NASA's Insight Mission: When will it land and why should we care?

InSight Lander is the US space agency's first craft dedicated to peer beneath Mars' surface and study its interior.

NASA's Insight Mission: When will it land and why should we care?

Space

NASA predicts people on Mars within 25 years

In 2020 a new NASA mission will send a rover to Mars to determine the habitability for humans on the Red Planet.

NASA predicts people on Mars within 25 years

Australia

Space lasers to blast orbiting rubbish

While the Australian team's plan is less like science fiction when they say the lasers will not vaporise the space debris, but move it into different orbits, it is still, as they put it, 'rather cool'.

Science & Technology

Soyuz rocket failure caused by 'damaged sensor'

The Soyuz rocket failure was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly, according to official investigation.

Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor, says Russia

Science & Technology

Mars 'likely to have enough oxygen' to support life

Study on oxygen content in salty water 'revolutionises' understanding of potential for life on Mars, says scientists.

Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study

Europe

Scientists launch BepiColombo spacecraft to explore Mercury

In seven years, the BepiColombo unmanned spacecraft will reach Mercury, the nearest planet to the sun.

Asia

China to launch 'artificial moon' to illuminate city streets

The man-made moon to be launched by 2020 as Beijing hopes to use 'illumination satellites' to light up city streets.

China to launch 'artificial moon' to illuminate city streets

Kazakhstan

Soyuz crew in lucky escape after mid-air rocket failure

The space travellers landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan after a Russian booster rocket failed.