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.
A crashing piece of space junk could be a a good fortune for researchers, despite falling on Friday the 13th.
Recent Martian findings are just the latest discoveries of aurora on other planets, both in and out of our solar system.
Cheap, affordable space travel would be revolutionary. Chances are, when it comes, it won't rely on the brute force approach of rockets.
New materials and new designs could help astronauts withstand longer periods of time in space and deal with the hazards of exploring other planets.
New research shows that bacteria is thriving on the ISS. But is that really such a bad thing?