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The moon is just the beginning; Mars is the goal

Trump wants more money to return people to the moon by 2024. NASA's chief says that will get astronauts to Mars faster.

The moon is just the beginning; Mars is the goal

US & Canada

Bezos unveils lunar lander 'Blue Moon', set to launch by 2024

The United States is in a new space race with Russia and China.

Science & Technology

'Marsquake': NASA's InSight detects likely tremor on Mars

The breakthrough came nearly five months after InSight touched down on the surface of Mars on a seismological mission.

'Marsquake': NASA's InSight detects likely tremor on Mars

Science & Technology

SpaceX launches first commercial mission of Falcon Heavy

SpaceX successfully launched its first operational mission of Falcon Heavy, more than a year after it launched a sports car into space.

Space

The very first picture of a black hole is here, finally

The highly anticipated photo shows a dark core, encircled by a bright orange halo of white-hot gas and plasma.

India

India places intelligence-gathering satellite in orbit

The Indian space agency places domestic and foreign satellites in three orbits on a single flight.

India space launch: One rocket, 29 satellites, three orbits

Asia

India shoots down satellite, joining space 'super league': Modi

India becomes the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to have carried out the feat, says prime minister Modi.

India shoots down satellite, joining space 'super league': Modi

Inside Story

Are we close to commercial space travel?

The first commercial capsule capable of carrying humans has docked with the International Space Station.

Space

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

If the six-day demo goes well, SpaceX could launch two astronauts this summer under NASA's commercial crew programme.

United States

SpaceX tests new astronaut capsule in space

The capsule is unmanned for this flight, but SpaceX owner Elon Musk says it will not be long before commercial customers will be able to travel into space.

United States

SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon demo capsule

If successful, the dummy run of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will clear the way for manned tests.

SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon demo capsule

Asia Pacific

Japanese asteroid hunter touches down

The Hayabusa2's target - the asteroid named Ryugu - is thought to be as old as the solar system itself.

Space

SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten delays for US space projects

Astronaut launch systems design concerns threaten US bid to revive human spaceflight programme, Reuters reports.

SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten delays for US space projects

Space

Mission complete: NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

Researchers and engineers involved are in mourning over the passing of the NASA rover, known affectionately as Oppy.

Mission complete: NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

United States

Star wars: US raises alarm over threats to space supremacy

Russia, China, North Korea and Iran developing technologies to counter US' galactic dominance, Pentagon report says.

Star wars: US raises alarm over threats to space supremacy