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

US & Canada

Trump's space force: US to explore new defence tech

For President Trump, space is the new battleground he would like to exploit.

Space

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists

Scientists analysing data say chances bursts are caused by intelligent life are low, but origins remain a mystery.

Mysterious repeating radio bursts baffle physicists

Space

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

Ultima Thule is an elongated celestial body about 31km long, consisting of two fused-together spheres.

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

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