AJ Impact

NASA selects three space firms to build lunar landing systems

NASA selection includes firms owned by tech billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos; the companies will share $967m.

NASA selects three space firms to build lunar landing systems

Iran

Iran satellite launch 'sends a message' on failed US pressure

Tehran defiant after 'very sophisticated' deployment of its Nour military satellite amid US and Israeli admonitions.

Opinion

Trump's scheme to sell the Moon

Executive order by US to mine the Moon shows how prevailing neoliberal ideas about 'value' trump the collective good.

David Bollier

by David Bollier

David Bollier

Iran

Iran launches its first military satellite

Revolutionary Guard deployed a Ghased satellite carrier to put the device into space, a previously unheard-of system.

Iran launches its first military satellite

AJ Impact

French scientist leverages lockdown as dry run for Mars mission

French space researcher decides to make the most of a bad situation, and signs up 60 student volunteers for experiment.

French scientist leverages lockdown as dry run for Mars mission

US & Canada

Apollo 13 anniversary: 50 years since the dramatic space mission

Fifty years later, there is a new generation of astronauts inspired by lessons learned from the Apollo 13 mission.

US & Canada

In Pictures: 50th anniversary of Apollo 13's dramatic mission

Moon mission launched on April 11, 1970, had to be aborted after one of its oxygen tanks ruptured.

In Pictures: 50th anniversary of Apollo 13's dramatic mission

Space

New rules apply as US-Russian space crew blasts off amid pandemic

Team members were quarantined for month before launch, and were unable to meet family and reporters as usual.

New rules apply as US-Russian space crew blasts off amid pandemic

AJ Impact

Coping with coronavirus lockdowns: What astronauts can teach us

Confined and isolated astronauts - and their supporting programmes - have answers and an online tool you can use now.

Coping with coronavirus lockdowns: What astronauts can teach us

AJ Impact

Earthbound: Coronavirus dents NASA's 2024 return to moon

NASA to 'temporarily suspend production and testing' after an employee tests positive for coronavirus.

Earthbound: Coronavirus dents NASA's 2024 return to moon

Special series

Women Make Science: Kyrgyzstan's Space School

We follow a team of young women in the Kyrgyz Space Program as they work to launch the country's first satellite.

AJ Impact

Boeing's Starliner investigation finds safety-process lapses

NASA to issue a formal 'high-visibility close call' designation, with impacts across all human spaceflight programmes.

 Boeing's Starliner investigation finds safety-process lapses

AJ Impact

Signal strength: Vodafone invests in satellite firm

US-based AST & Science plans to launch a space-based satellite network that can connect directly to smartphones.

Signal strength: Vodafone invests in satellite firm

AJ Impact

Katherine Johnson, 'American hero' and NASA pioneer, dies at 101

The 2016 Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures brought to light Johnson's 33-year career as a NASA mathematician.

Katherine Johnson, 'American hero' and NASA pioneer, dies at 101

AJ Impact

Here comes the sun: Solar Orbiter heads for close-up of our star

The 10-year mission will examine the sun's poles, providing valuable data to protect satellites and infrastructure.

Here comes the sun: Solar Orbiter heads for close-up of our star