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5 More Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

2 days ago — Deep Dive

Today is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Moon Landing missions. Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida,...

What we could discover with NASA’s new Dragonfly mission?

2 weeks ago — Quick Read

Flying on Saturn’s moon Titan Artist’s impression of the Dragonfly landing. NASA Christian Schroeder, University of Stirling Flying on other worlds is the next leap in the exploration of our...

Maxar awarded first Lunar Gateway contract

2 months ago — Quick Read

Nasa has awarded the first contract for its lunar space station. NASA has awarded Maxar Technologies the first contract for its Lunar Gateway space station. The US Space Agency has...

Methane on Mars: a new discovery or just hot air?

3 months ago — Quick Read

The discovery of life on Mars would get pretty much everyone excited. The scientists hunting for it would probably be happy no matter what the outcome of their search –...

Nasa confirms Opportunity mission is at an end

5 months ago — Long Read

Yesterday (Wednesday 13th February 2019) Nasa officially declared that the 15-year mission of the Mars Opportunity rover is over. Opportunity's first self-portrait on Mars Opportunity, also known as MER-B (Mars...

What next for Mars InSight?

8 months ago — Deep Dive

It’s notoriously hard to land on Mars, yet NASA managed just that with its recent InSight lander. From childhood, I’ve loved watching landings and other spacecraft manoeuvres on TV –...