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China to launch test flights for commercial space rockets

China’s constellation of commercial satellites to offer multitude of services.

Humans will never reach other planets, says Nobel winner

Scientist says travelling outside solar system takes 'just far too long'.

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Discovery of additional 20 satellites brings its total up to 82.

Nasa spend big to send astronauts, first woman to moon by...

Three Orion capsules being built with Mars the next target.

Natalie Portman joins Hollywood space race with ‘Lucy in the Sky’

Natalie Portman grew up dreaming of going to space.

India’s moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet

Experts say the lander may have come down faster than planned and crash-landed on the moon.

Nasa investigates first crime committed in space

Summer Worden files a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission after learning astronaut Anne McClain accessed her financial records while on a space mission.

Russia sends ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

The life-size humanoid robot copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to remotely help astronauts. 

India’s Moon probe enters lunar orbit

After achieving lunar orbit, Indian probe Chandrayaan-2 is set to land on the Moon's South Pole on Sept 7.

Elon Musk’s ‘Starman’ makes its first complete orbit around the Sun

At the time of orbit completion, Starman and his Roadster had reportedly travelled over 1.22 billion kilometres.

Virgin Galactic unveils new Mission Control for space tourism

Spaceport America, a taxpayer-funded facility in New Mexico's remote Jornada del Muerto desert, received its license to operate in 2008.

‘Indestructible’ tardigrades may be alive on the Moon

Tardigrades can revive from being dried out to a lifeless husk for decades, and withstand near-zero pressure in outer space.

Clever storage ideas that put clutter in its place

Hanging shelves, shower curtains with pockets and hidden compartments cleverly hide clutter and give your home a relaxing and inviting look.

Pakistan aims to send first astronaut into space by 2022

Pakistan's programme is announced 50 years after the US Apollo 11 mission put the first man on the moon.

France to develop anti-satellite laser weapons

The United States, Russia and China have been heavily investing in technology for space, which is seen as a new military frontier.

India launches spacecraft on Moon-landing mission

The launch comes a week after a fuel leak forced a previous attempt to be scrubbed 56 minutes before the scheduled blast-off.

US celebrates 50th anniversary of Moon landing

Nasa has been in overdrive for several weeks to mark the anniversary, with exhibits and events around the US.

France’s Macron announces creation of a new space force command

France's declared interest in boosting its military readiness in space follows increased spending and interest in the area by the United States, China and Russia.

Japan’s asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.

How visions of the Moon inspired centuries of storytellers

The Moon continues to capture the imagination of storytellers, as it has for centuries.

Dress rehearsal for Moon landing ‘a long ride’

The year was 1969, and Stafford’s vessel was the first to be equipped with a colour camera, which was beaming live images to an awestruck global audience.

We don’t need a bigger particle collider

If technological breakthroughs make colliders more affordable, it might be worth building one that is bigger than the Large Hadron Collider.

Scientists set to unveil first picture of a black hole

Astronomers began speculating about these omnivorous 'dark stars' in the 1700s, and since then indirect evidence has slowly accumulated.

Modi hails India’s arrival as space power after it shoots down...

India would only be the 4th country to have used such an anti-satellite weapon after the US, Russia and China, said Modi, who heads into general elections next month.