Hidden Figures is certainly inspirational, but the racial politics of the space programme were hardly so easily settled.
An Australian Space Agency could capitalise on our history working with NASA and the ESA and boost our entry into the expanding commercial space industry.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
The reporting of crackpot theories as news by mainstream news outlets only damages the credibility of the media and science, and undermines public trust in both.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has faced a series of challenges during its first 150 days.
China has been very quiet in negotiations over fisheries regulations for the central Arctic Ocean. Why is the country's behaviour there so dramatically different from what it pursues in Antarctica?
A retired rear admiral warns President-elect Trump against cutting NASA's Earth observations, which provide essential data for weather forecasters, businesses, scientists and the armed forces.
Far from being "politicised science", as a Trump advisor has claimed, NASA's satellite monitoring has been a crucial help in understanding the planet we live on.
Climate science is now a key part of the agency's mission.
The president-elect's taste for private jets could be just what the aviation industry needs.
Using terrestrial forensic science to point the finger of blame to criminals in space will be much harder than it looks.
New study suggests a 64km diameter body travelling at 15km per second created the Orientale Basin on the moon.
Recent high-profile disappointments make it tempting to this our efforts to explore Mars are cursed. But landing anywhere in space is hard – not least on the Red Planet.
How can companies brought low by scandal or failure remember the lessons they should be learning?
Whatever happens next in new space race will happen quickly. The opportunity is there for Australia to be involved, but it won’t be there for long.
Scientists are hoping to collect 100g of material from asteroid Bennu.
The latest data from the Dawn space probe points to underground ice flows and a water vapour atmosphere.
Atmospheric, marine, environmental, biological and medical scientists join in calling for more focus on the damage being wrought by climate change.
Juno’s visit to Jupiter promises to pick up on many of the unsolved mysteries that still remain in understanding of the Jovian system.