The Perseverance rover onboard Mars
2020 is our best bet for finding life on the red planet.
Extreme velocities and temperatures makes the return flight to Earth the most perilous part of a space mission.
Australian scientists have been working on NASA's latest Mars mission for years.
This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
Despite clear air as a result of the pandemic reducing human activities, our emissions still soar.
How do people in a special airplane flight get to float like there is no gravity – just like astronauts? An aerospace engineer explains.
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
Empathy and scientific knowledge will be key for astronauts looking to travel to Mars.
When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
NASA's new Artemis Accords will clearly test international treaties governing the extraction of resources and bans on territorial claims.
About 770 Australian entities are already developing space-related infrastructure, most of which are privately owned.
To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.
SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
It is a pretty spectacular achievement to not only rendezvous with an asteroid as it is whizzing around the Sun but also collect a sample. Here's what the researchers learned.
Australia is a member of the 1979 Moon Treaty, which sets rules for resource extraction from outer space. Now that the Trump administration is eyeing moon mining, will Australian companies join in?
Thirty years ago the Hubble Space Telescope began snapping photos of distant stars, providing a time machine that has taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.
NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
The pioneering African-American "computer" has died aged 101.