The European Space Agency has recruited the world’s first-ever disabled astronaut. But we’re still a long way from space being accessible to all.
The stars, planets and Milky Way we see at night are part of a wilderness shared across the globe and across centuries. But does BlueWalker 3 herald a night sky polluted with bright satellites?
Artemis-1 is on its way back to Earth, successfully completing its maiden flight.
The days of freeze-fried astronaut ice cream are long behind us. What will humans eat on Moon colonies in the future? Carefully engineered space gardens could be the answer.
If history is any indication, space exploration will need to contend with and prevent sexual harassment and assault during missions and training.
Some scientists are keen to send humans to Venus on a flyby.
Artemis I launch has been ‘scrubbed’ a couple of times now. Why is a launch window so important, and what does scrubbing mean, anyway?
Everyone celebrates the feats of engineering that go into space exploration – but without chemistry, astronauts wouldn’t even be able to breathe.
Lunar mining and geopolitical squabbles are set to play key roles in humanity’s return to the Moon.
Why is humanity going back to the Moon after 50 years? Because we can, and we should.
Will humans be back on the Moon by 2025? It depends on how well the imminent launch of Artemis-1 goes.
In the void of interstellar space, the most distant emissary of humankind carries a message that will last for billions of years.
A new publication clarifies how existing legal frameworks apply to space exploration and development. The McGill Manual also highlights the catastrophic implications of conflict in space.
Technologies being developed for growing food in space have contributed to advances in agriculture and crops on Earth.
There may be life on Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn moon’s Enceladus.
Take note, future colonisers: you may be able to grow stuff in certain places on the Moon.
If the mission goes well, private company Axiom Space will move on to building a space station.
In Australia, space defence gets billions of dollars in funding, and commercial projects get hundreds of millions. Space science gets only $2 million a year.
There has never been a dedicated mission sent to the “ice giants”, Uranus and Neptune. But there may be one on the horizon.
How will they bring the structure back safely? And where will the surviving components crash?