#Space

Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut in the new era of human spaceflight?

3 weeks ago — Deep Dive

Millions of people watched breathlessly as astronauts for the first time successfully travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew...

Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

1 month ago — Long Read

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites...

Space junk: Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

2 months ago — Long Read

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites...

Spacecraft brings aging satellite back to life

3 months ago — Long Read

In an (out of?) the world first a spacecraft has returned an ageing satellite back into service.

NASA successfully deploys the James Webb Telescope’s HUGE mirror

3 months ago — Quick Read

The successor to Hubble - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - has been successfully tested for the very first time.

Did Earth’s just get a new ‘moon’?

4 months ago — Quick Read

Earth's got a new 'moon' – here's what to expect The Earth currently has two moons - but they won’t look like this in the sky. Author provided The Minor...