Everyone celebrates the feats of engineering that go into space exploration – but without chemistry, astronauts wouldn’t even be able to breathe.
In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
Flying the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is the equivalent of flying one at about 100,000 feet on Earth. Tricky, considering the highest helicopter flight ever recorded maxed out at 42,000 feet.
The effects of the pandemic and recent engineering concerns with the new and still unflown Space Launch System may delay the Artemis programme.
SpaceX is due to test fly its Starship in the coming days.
Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.
India may land on the Moon this coming year, while Nasa will launch its new, powerful rocket farther into space than any other human rated spacecraft.
Over the coming decade, the arrival of constellations of small satellites will reshape the space industry. It constitutes a paradigm shift, particularly in terms of data gathering and processing.
Companies and space agencies alike will have to compete for very few useful sites on the Moon.
Some people are nervous about China’s growing capabilities when it comes to space exploration.
Two new studies significantly advance our understanding of water on the Moon and where to find it.
When it comes to managing the tussle for resources on the Moon, we might take lessons from New Zealand environmental law and TikTok ‘witches’.
Women are in many ways ideal astronauts, but the world of space has been designed for men.
Restoring the reef represents one of the most significant science and technology challenges in the history of nature conservation.
NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
From alien life to human spaceflight, 2020 may deliver some exciting news.
Apollo 11 tends to steal the spotlight when it comes to lunar landings. But Apollo 12 was the first mission to make a precise pinpoint landing on the Moon - and without the aid of computers or GPS.
Are India and China engaged in a new space race? India’s increasingly ambitious space ventures, including its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, are evidence of the country’s interest in space exploration.
Despite a last-minute crash-landing, efforts behind India’s moon mission should be applauded. The endeavor has set an example for emerging space programs across the globe.