We're on the cusp of being able to consistently launch and land rockets, greatly reducing the cost of space travel. But how long before there's a Millennium Falcon in every garage?
Scott Kelly's year in space is over. Now we need to know what it did to his body.
We already have much of the technology we’d need to start a colony on another planet.
No one nation should be allowed to go it alone and develop a mining industry in space. It needs an international effort and Australia, with a long history in mining, can play its part.
The spectacular science of quasars, no hair theorum and spaghettification.
The 50th anniversary of Luna 9's first soft moon landing reminds us how difficult landing a spacecraft is.
We should honour the dead by striving to go further.
No warp drives or worm holes required.
What's life like in a hostile environment that's literally out of this world?
Scientists on the International Space Station are preparing for one of the biggest DIY challenges of their lives.
From the high-speed journey to Jupiter to solar eclipses, meteor showers and planetary alignments visible in the skies above -- add these space highlights to your 2016 calendar.
Dawn's mission director and chief engineer describes his 'dream come true' job – and how the new data coming back from Ceres could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of our solar system.
Four decades later, I find myself surveying 13 billion years of cosmic history and mapping events that really did happen a long time ago in galaxies far, far away.
Think our Sun's big? Prepare to be dazzled by the real galactic heavyweights.
What does it feel like to prepare for a journey to space? Space scientist Monica Grady followed astronaut Tim Peake around for a few days before his launch to find out.
The alternate reality visualised in Star Wars is now potentially much closer to home.
If there are infinite stars – where is all the light?
Space is now big business. But is that good – or bad – news for NASA?
Researchers have found out how to predict solar flares up to ten times faster than previous methods.
We need to find a way to break through the potentially disastrous stalemate wherever everyone waits for someone else to clear up the junk in orbit.