Space junk and carbon emissions are just some of the problems with a boom in space travel.
Tim Peake could come out of retirement to command the mission.
The agreement should give British astronauts more flights into space.
An artist’s depiction of two astronauts on Mars.
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If an astronaut were to die on Mars, neither cremation nor burial would be good options.
Both the U.S. and China have plans to establish bases on the Moon in the near future.
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China has invested massively in its space capabilities in recent years and is now a major competitor with the US. But according to a space policy expert, the US still dominates space by most measures.
The Artemis II mission will send four astronauts on a flyby of the Moon.
The Artemis II mission is scheduled for launch in late 2024 and is a critical step towards NASA’s goals of establishing a permanent human presence on and near the Moon.
Three taikonauts rode aboard the Shenzhou 15 mission on their way to China’s new Tiangong space station.
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China has completed construction of the Tiangong space station, and science projects are now underway. The station is an important piece of China’s ambitious plans for space activity in coming years.
Weightlessness affects how our cells develop and divide.
Avoid while pregnant or trying to conceive: smoking, drinking, space travel.
Russia controls six modules aboard the International Space Station.
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The head of the Russian space agency announced that the country will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024. A space policy expert explains what this means and why it’s happening now.
Time dilation might seem like science fiction, but it’s not. There are astronauts circling the Earth right now who are experiencing it – though luckily nowhere near as much as Buzz Lightyear.
The greenhouse at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is the only source of fresh food during winter.
Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
Russia threatened to withdraw from the International Space Station over sanctions imposed on the country following its invasion of Ukraine.
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Listen to two space experts discuss how the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens international collaboration in space on The Conversation Weekly podcast.
In the next decade, both a U.S.-led group and a collaboration between Russia and China aim to set up bases on the Moon.
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In the past 10 years, international alliances on Earth have begun to expand into space. Nations with similar interests collaborate with one another while competing with other space blocs.
The crew consisting of pilot Larry Connor of the United States, commander Michael López-Alegría of Spain and the United States, and mission specialists Mark Pathy and Eytan Stibbe from Canada and Israel.
If the mission goes well, private company Axiom Space will move on to building a space station.
Could Russia crash the ISS?
From harming satellites to crashing the ISS, the Ukraine war could soon extend to space.
The International Space Station is run collectively by the U.S., Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and Canada.
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What happens to the International Space Station when tensions on Earth rise? A space policy expert explains how the ISS is run and how Russian aggression has threatened its operation in the past – and now.
The end of an era.
The plans to destroy a space station as large as the ISS have never been carried out before.
The students produced 33 experiment vials, which were boarded on the SpaceX Crew Dragon 24 and launched in December.
How will they bring the structure back safely? And where will the surviving components crash?
We have only sent people to the Moon six times so far.
A space station on the Moon could be built out of lunar concrete.
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NASA is backing four commercial space station projects. The newcomers may find they have much to learn about how people really live in space.