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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.

A decade on, smartphone-like software finally heads to space

Who would have thought, a smartphone-like software heads to space.

Trump calls for ‘Space Force’, nations talk space peace

Experts from more than 20 other countries meet in Geneva to see if they can come to an agreement to prevent the militarisation of space

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

This is a key milestone for Elon Musk, his team and the American space agency

SpaceX Dragon capsule approaches ISS for docking

The capsule has made two orbits since its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre.

Nasa says SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is ready to fly to space...

The 27-foot long Crew Dragon will carry some cargo, radiation monitors and a full-scale “dummy” to replicate an astronaut.

Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

Branson is racing against competitors to bring tourists into space.

Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid

The Hayabusa2 space probe observes the surface of the asteroid with its camera and sensing equipment.

Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to...

Only three other nations have carried out controlled 'soft' landings on the moon – the United States, the former Soviet Union and China.

New Universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies

The international team behind the space survey said their discovery literally shed new light on some of the Universe's deepest secrets.

NASA heads back to Moon

The US space agency plans to build a small space station in the Moon's orbit by 2026.

India launches pint-sized satellite designed by students

The 10cm cub satellite, Kalamsat V2, was launched from Sriharikota space centre in southern Andhra Pradesh state on Thursday.

Audi Q8 on sale in Malaysia at RM727,900

Richly equipped, comprehensively connected and tough enough for off-road duty, it is a confident companion for business and leisure.

More asteroids strike Earth since age of dinosaurs

More research is needed to figure out how the pace of asteroid impacts has changed over the past 290 million years or so.

Nasa and China collaborate on Moon exploration

Nasa's lunar orbiter will pass over the Chang'e 4 landing site on January 31 and will snap pictures, as it did for the Chang'e 3 in 2013.

SpaceX launches final 10 satellites for Iridium

The effort aims to cut the costs of spaceflight and make expensive rocket parts more reusable, like aeroplanes.

Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief

The row comes as space exploration remains one of the areas where Washington and Moscow continue active cooperation despite political tensions.

NASA probe nears distant space rock for landmark flyby

New Horizons embarked on a 4 billion mile journey toward the solar system's frigid, faraway edge to study the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons.

China probe readies to land on dark side of the moon

China launched the Chang'e-4 probe earlier this month.

Nasa spaceship closes in on distant world

The cosmic object, known as Ultima Thule, is about the size of the US capital, Washington.

Nasa’s InSight lander ‘hears’ wind on Mars

The strong gusts of wind were captured as they moved over the solar panels on InSight, an unmanned lander.