China

Tiangong-1 crash preludes China's massive space ambitions

Shunned by the US' space programme, China is investing heavily in its own technologies, revealing huge ambition.

 Tiangong-1 crash preludes China's massive space ambitions

Space

Defunct Chinese space station set to crash on Earth

Abandoned Chinese space station expected to hit Earth's atmosphere within hours after contact lost in 2016.

China's Tiangong-1 space station set to crash on Earth

Space

Astronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark matter

The observation raises questions on how galaxies are formed in the first place.

Astronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark matter

Space

Fifty years on, the three tales of Gagarin’s death

'None of the documents from the 29 volumes of the investigation was published in full,' said Russian historian Glushko.

Yuri Gagarin's death: Three tales for his crash

Space

Musk: In WW3 we could flee to the moon

Elon wants "a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back".

Musk: In WW3 we could flee to the moon

Science & Technology

Falcon Heavy rocket: What is it and why you should care

Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket to launch since the Saturn V rocket which was used in the 1970s.

Science & Technology

Elon Musk: Rocket core's ocean crash for blooper reel

Centre core of Falcon Heavy rocket hit water at 480 km/h and took out two engines of ocean landing pad, Musk says.

Space

Space exploration 'pioneer' John Young dies aged 87

Young landed on the moon in 1972 and was the commander of the first space shuttle flight.

US astronaut John Young dies aged 87

Angola

Angola loses contact with first commercial satellite

Space agency says too early to say satellite completely lost, day after AngoSat-1 was launched from Kazakhstan facility.

Angola loses contact with first commercial satellite

Angola

Angola eyes big benefits from first satellite in space

Launch of communications satellite from Kazakh facility puts sub-Saharan African country on the map in the space race.

Angola eyes big benefits from AngoSat-1 launch

US & Canada

'Truth is out there': US funded secret UFO programme

Department of Defense confirms it spent $22m a year from 2007 to 2012 to investigate unidentified flying objects.

US government admits funding secret UFO programme

Science & Technology

Ross 128 b: Nearby earth-like planet could support alien life

Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected outside the solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours.

Space

Six scientists in a pod: 17 days on a simulated space mission

Six scientists are spending the next 17 days locked inside a pod in the Russian capital, Moscow, in an experiment that tests the psychological effects of a mission into deep space.

Science & Technology

NASA crew complete 8-month simulated voyage to Mars

Research group emerges from isolation in Hawaii as part of study on psychological impacts of long-term space travel.

A simulated voyage to Mars: Crew emerges from isolation

NASA

Goodbye, Cassini

The only spacecraft ever to orbit Saturn has dived into the gas giant, ending its 20-year-long mission.

Goodbye, Cassini