From solar sail-powered spacecraft, to laser communications, to asteroid detection systems, there is no shortage of Australian ideas and expertise to help NASA explore the Moon and Mars.
Are India and China engaged in a new space race? India's increasingly ambitious space ventures, including its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, are evidence of the country's interest in space exploration.
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the Moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
Current plans for lunar exploration may end up destroying ancient, genetic samples from Earth that have ended up on the moon.
Scientists have discovered how the wise old barn owl is so good at catching rodents.
NASA and the European Space Agency are planning a series of lunar missions using tiny 'CubeSats' to map the moon for resources.
This hot, acidic neighbor with its surface veiled in thick clouds hasn't benefited from the attention showered on Mars and the Moon. But Venus may offer insights into the fate of the Earth.
An Israeli spacecraft carrying tardigrades crashed into the moon. Whether they will survive is irrelevant.
Why wait for parts and equipment to arrive from Earth when you can print your own from moondust?
Australia should be involved in any new mission to the Moon: we have the interest and the expertise so let's be part of the race.
By 2069, we could be seeing the start of regular journeys from the moon to Mars.
The fifth episode of the To the moon and beyond podcast series explores where we will be travelling in 2069.
You could jump much higher on the moon than you can on Earth – but you'd be in no danger of shooting off into space.
Any base on the moon would need very thick walls.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series, we look at the practical, legal and ethical questions about going to set up base on the moon – and mining its resources.
As more than a million people have indicated plans to partake in a citizen 'raid' on the famed Area 51 to 'see them aliens,' a scholar on the search for extraterrestrial life weighs in on the hype.
We have the Apollo missions to thank for a lot of our geological knowledge about the moon.
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.
Women have been there in their imaginations.