The astronauts during a dress rehearsal.
To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.
Over the last 50 years, a lot has changed in rocketry. The fuel that powers spaceflight might finally be changing too.
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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.
Space junk is making low Earth orbit crowded.
SpaceX recently launched 60 satellites into orbit around Earth as part of its Starlink programme.
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.
Governments and corporations must get serious about the legal, technical, economic, social and ethical implications of a potential space-based resource economy.
The Rosalind Franklin rover.
Delay has turned space mission ExoMars2020 into ExoMars2022.
Two planetary bodies colliding.
The Earth and the Moon were long thought to be virtually identical in composition. Now we know they are not.
Artist’s impression of Mars InSight.
The InSights mission is producing the first evidence-based picture of Mars's interior.
As plans for space exploration expand, how will sex and desire be addressed in these larger, longer missions?
Sex technologies and 'erobots' could help address issues related to human desire, and physical and emotional needs of astronauts in space.
The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) is a research facility designed to simulate conditions on Mars.
In preparation for possible future missions to Mars, scientists figure out how to quickly and efficiently measure brain performance and mental fatigue.
They probably won’t look anything like this.
The Earth may be crawling with undiscovered creatures with a different biochemistry to life as we know it.
SpaceX’s Dragon 2 will carry humans for the first time in 2020.
From alien life to human spaceflight, 2020 may deliver some exciting news.
Shoot for the skies, but do it sustainably.
The opportunities in space are limitless. But without a sustainable approach to the space industry, our ability to exploit them won't be.
An artist concept of the Starship following separation from the first stage Super Heavy.
Musk's plans have potentially dire consequences for alien life, astronauts and the environment.
A composite image showing the distribution of dark matter, galaxies and hot gas in a merging galaxy cluster taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.
The Canadian Long Range Plan 2020 for astronomy and astrophysics builds on Canadian research's previous success to extend Canada's role.
Current plans for lunar exploration may end up destroying ancient, genetic samples from Earth that have ended up on the moon.
Much of Mars’s surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock. The above bedrock is mostly exposed and it is in these areas that micrometeorites likely to accumulate.
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It's established Mars was once a planet with surface-level water. So with multiple MARS missions starting next year, the key to seeking out martian life may instead lie in the contents of its 'dust'.
Artist concept of lunar flashlight.
NASA and the European Space Agency are planning a series of lunar missions using tiny 'CubeSats' to map the moon for resources.
NASA's Europa Clipper mission just got the green light - here's what it could achieve.
The Deep Space Gateway.
By 2069, we could be seeing the start of regular journeys from the moon to Mars.