An equation from the 1890s can help us work out how high Hughes can actually reach with his homemade rocket.
The fifth episode of the To the moon and beyond podcast series explores where we will be travelling in 2069.
The space industry and global interest in all matters inter-planetary is growing.
Naming features on other worlds is a trickier issue than you might think.
I've worked with NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project for 16 years. If you got yourself a ticket to Mars, here's how I'd advise you to prepare. And by the way, any mistake could kill you.
New research has uncovered exactly what happens to the brain when astronauts are in space.
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.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
Cosmic radiation is much higher today than it was during the Apollo era.
It's been reported that astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has the same DNA as his twin brother after spending a year in space.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
We’ve only travelled into space in the last century, but humanity’s desire to reach the moon is far from recent.
Dreams of new footprints on the moon are more about domestic politics than foreign policy.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
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?
Despite not being able to see them, we know a fair bit about our exoplanet neighbours.
There are loads of applications for 3D printers in space.
To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
The Astronomer Royal answers some of the world's – and the universe's – biggest questions.