Technologies being developed for growing food in space have contributed to advances in agriculture and crops on Earth.
There may be life on Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn moon’s Enceladus.
Take note, future colonisers: you may be able to grow stuff in certain places on the Moon.
If the mission goes well, private company Axiom Space will move on to building a space station.
In Australia, space defence gets billions of dollars in funding, and commercial projects get hundreds of millions. Space science gets only $2 million a year.
There has never been a dedicated mission sent to the “ice giants”, Uranus and Neptune. But there may be one on the horizon.
How will they bring the structure back safely? And where will the surviving components crash?
The Hayabusa2 mission brought a piece of asteroid Ryugu back to Earth, where it has helped scientists resolve a long-standing puzzle.
There may be many more asteroids in the same orbit as Earth, some of which we might be able to mine.
Webb is NASA’s largest and most powerful ever space telescope – set to investigate the formation of the furthest galaxies from Earth.
Humanity as a whole owns the Solar System in a shared fashion. It cannot be claimed by one person, or one country, or one company.
A space station on the Moon could be built out of lunar concrete.
International space law doesn’t explicitly prohibit anti-satellite missile tests — which makes uproar over Russia’s actions all the more significant.
Photographing the full Earth from space could provide a profound and timely reminder of its vulnerability in the face of climate change.
A 10kg rover, due to land on the Moon by 2024, will be fitted with an advanced robotic arm design and manufactured in Australia.
Many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs cooperate closely behind the scenes.
As the space race is resumed, and expanded to include private corporations, it is more important than ever to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaboration.
What did Mercury look like as BepiColombo swung by?
As space exploration takes off, it will become increasingly important to study and understand sex, intimacy, desire and pleasure off-Earth.
Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are in a space race, but their endeavours reflect a colonial mentality. This comes at the expense of finding solutions for our current environmental challenges.