A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A.
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.
A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah.
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Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
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An expert explains the challenges of a mission to Mars for younger readers.
In the future, people may be able to go to Mars.
The first Martian might just be a human being.
‘Mad’ Mike Hughes stands beside his rocket in his roadside launch area near Amboy, California in November 2017.
An equation from the 1890s can help us work out how high Hughes can actually reach with his homemade rocket.
The fifth episode of the To the moon and beyond podcast series explores where we will be travelling in 2069.
Scale models of rockets at China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation’s booth at the International Astronautical Congress.
The space industry and global interest in all matters inter-planetary is growing.
The solar system’s largest volcano Olympus Mons on Mars, seen by Viking 1.
Naming features on other worlds is a trickier issue than you might think.
If you went to Mars, you’d need to be able to survive an extremely punishing environment. This picture, taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, gives you an idea.
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I've worked with NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project for 16 years. If you got yourself a ticket to Mars, here's how I'd advise you to prepare. And by the way, any mistake could kill you.
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station in 2012.
New research has uncovered exactly what happens to the brain when astronauts are in space.
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a United States Space Force on Aug. 9, 2018 at the Pentagon.
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Could Canadian technology play a part in the newly announced U.S. Space Force? A team at McMaster University has developed an instrument that could keep Space Force troops safe from radiation.
Jeff Bezos plans to charge US$200,000-300,000 for a trip to outer space. And it's going to cost him an astronomical amount of money.
Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
Cosmic radiation is much higher today than it was during the Apollo era.
Kelly having a carrot snack in space.
It's been reported that astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has the same DNA as his twin brother after spending a year in space.
The first piece of the International Space Station was launched in 1998.
The students of class 3F at Ferny Grove State School want to know how they get oxygen into the International Space Station.
We’ve only travelled into space in the last century, but humanity’s desire to reach the moon is far from recent.
Who’s rushing? The Chinese Long March 5 rocket lifts off.
Dreams of new footprints on the moon are more about domestic politics than foreign policy.
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
Spend many months attached to the ISS and see how well you grow.
If you want to live on Mars, you're going to need to grow food. Seeds are naturally equipped to handle challenging Earth environments, but how well can they survive what they'll encounter off-planet?