Scientists are hoping to collect 100g of material from asteroid Bennu.
Future factories in space could be used to launch large structural sections to build space stations.
We could be exploring the oceans of Jupiter's and Saturn's icy moons in a couple of decades. Here's what we need to work out.
What viewing on the International Space Station tells us about life among the stars.
Measuring time is a crucial part of navigation – particularly in space, where exacting precision is called for. The DSAC is poised to make a change that will aid future deep space missions.
Just about anyone can get a tiny, cheap satellite into orbit these days. As we consider how to deploy them responsibly, inspiration comes from an amateur community of enthusiasts.
Why carry building materials from Earth into space, when we can build structures by 3D printing using materials found out there?
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
It's an ambitious plan to send a micro-spaceship to our stellar neighbour but is this possible with today's technology or even technology in the near future?
Yes, it really is rocket science.
A US$100-million plan has been announced to send tiny probes out in space in search of life elsewhere in the universe. But are they looking in the right place?
We already have much of the technology we’d need to start a colony on another planet.
Missions including ExoMars, Juno and Rosetta could make some major discoveries in 2016.
Time to salute the monkeys, dogs and ducks that went before us.
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.
The alternate reality visualised in Star Wars is now potentially much closer to home.
Cheap, affordable space travel would be revolutionary. Chances are, when it comes, it won't rely on the brute force approach of rockets.
Hollywood may already have done it but when we eventually send real astronauts to Mars, what medicines should we arm them with? And will they work the same way as they do on Earth?
The Martian is a rare film that seeks to use science to enhance the plot, and gives a sense of the splendour of the Red Planet.
A giant golden mirror is on the brink of opening up a glimpse of the very first galaxies to be formed.