Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
The fifth episode of the To the moon and beyond podcast series explores where we will be travelling in 2069.
The future of lunar exploration and space travel will be possible only through advances in robotic design and implementation.
When Neil Armstrong stepped on to the Moon 50 years ago this month, Australians saw the images first. Australia even defied bad weather to bring the historic images to the world.
Just 12 people stepped on the Moon during the Apollo missions, but they left more than just footprints. It's a legacy that needs protecting from damage by any future Moon missions.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
Armstrong always insisted that he said, 'That’s one small step for a man.' Yet everyone omits the 'a' when they repeat the quote. A linguist tries to get to the bottom of what happened.
Conspiracy theorists claim NASA used the Apollo special camera to stage the moon landings in a studio and then slowed down the footage to make it look like there was less gravity.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
Titan may host primitive lifeforms and could tell us how life arose on our own planet.
Did you know it's a myth that Teflon came out of NASA?
The first episode of a brand new podcast series to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings looks back at what going to the moon taught us and why we stopped sending people there.
It is always exciting to discover new planets beyond our Solar System. Now a planetary astrophysicist is using a star's chemistry to predict which ones are likely to host giant planets.
It's true that here on Earth, if you want to burn something you need oxygen. But the Sun is different. It is not burning with the same kind of flame you would have on Earth if you burned a candle.
Every day about 50 tons of rocks from space fall on Earth. An examination of these meteorites has inspired a new theory about how exactly these rocks formed.
Poets and scientists don't occupy separate poles in the quest to understand the universe. In many ways, they sing from the same hymn sheet.
How do you train space engineers? You enable college students to build mini satellites, called CubeSats, launch them into space and help them collect the data.
The source of water on Earth, the Moon and planets in our solar system is hotly debated. Some in the planetary science community argued that it came from asteroids and comets. Now they have proof.
Before sending humans to Mars or the moon, scientists need to understand what long-term space living does to the human body. Now results are coming in from the Kelly brothers in the TWINS Study,
There is currently no launch vehicle capable of launching astronauts to the moon in one go.