SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 15, 2018.
A brief line in the State of the Union address hints at an exciting year for commercial spaceflight companies in the US. After an eight year lull, US rockets will again carry astronauts into space.
Astronauts on space missions experience various physiological effects.
Here's what NASA scientists discovered when an astronaut went into space and his twin remained on Earth.
President George H. Bush promotes space exploration during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1989. Behind the president are, from left: former astronaut Mike Collins, NASA Administrator Richard Truly, former astronaut Neil Armstrong, Vice President Dan Quayle and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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George H.W. Bush's achievements in space are often overlooked but have significantly contributed to America's current space program.
Falcon 9 launch in 2014.
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Natasha Dowridge
New experiment on the International Space Station could help us tackle muscle loss in astronauts.
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a United States Space Force on Aug. 9, 2018 at the Pentagon.
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Could Canadian technology play a part in the newly announced U.S. Space Force? A team at McMaster University has developed an instrument that could keep Space Force troops safe from radiation.
Jeff Bezos plans to charge US$200,000-300,000 for a trip to outer space. And it's going to cost him an astronomical amount of money.
Nearly 50 years since the first man walked on the moon, our morals are still stranded on Earth.
Mission specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
35 years ago Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. But rather than focus on her own extraordinary achievements, her passion became boosting the number of girls pursuing STEM. Another pioneering astronaut remembers her friend and colleague.
Small satellites are launched to Low Earth Orbit - and then eventually burn up.
So long as small satellites are in low Earth orbit – and most likely they will be – the Earth's "vacuum cleaner" will clean them up.
The first piece of the International Space Station was launched in 1998.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
The first poem in space was a plea for world peace.
Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson suits up ahead of a spacewalk. Vomiting inside a spacesuit during a spacewalk could be fatal for astronauts.
The students of class 3E, Ferny Grove State School, want to know if astronauts get space sick when travelling to the International Space Station.
Full moon photographed from Earth.
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International plan for a lunar space station may lag behind efforts by private companies.
Surgeons at the University of Saskatchewan use a 3D printed human brain to plan complex neurosurgical procedures for patients with movement disorders.
From cheap prosthetic arms for landmine victims in Sudan to the promise of surgery on astronauts in space — 3D printing is sparking a healthcare revolution.
Spend many months attached to the ISS and see how well you grow.
If you want to live on Mars, you're going to need to grow food. Seeds are naturally equipped to handle challenging Earth environments, but how well can they survive what they'll encounter off-planet?
ISS and Endeavour seen from the Soyuz TMA spacecraft.
Sperm that's been to space is good enough to get mice pregnant – and give birth to healthy offspring.
Look ma, no gravity!
Every moment of life on our planet has had the force of gravity in the background. But the prospect of long-distance space travel means it's time to figure out what happens to our biology in its absence.
Separated at launch. Scott and Mark Kelly.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
Workers wave flags as the rocket carrying the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft being moved to the launch pad.
We don't know where Tiangong-1 will land but the risk of someone being hit is about 1 in 3,200.
Artist’s depiction of a pair of O'Neill cylinders.
Rick Guidice NASA Ames Research Center
Future factories in space could be used to launch large structural sections to build space stations.