The European Space Agency has recruited the world’s first-ever disabled astronaut. But we’re still a long way from space being accessible to all.
Artemis-1 is on its way back to Earth, successfully completing its maiden flight.
The days of freeze-fried astronaut ice cream are long behind us. What will humans eat on Moon colonies in the future? Carefully engineered space gardens could be the answer.
After its fourth delay, the Artemis 1 launch is now scheduled for Nov. 16, 2022. NASA has a history of missing launch deadlines, but the private sector is slowly making launches more reliable.
As the potential for space travel increases, it is necessary to develop methods to protect astronauts from environmental stresses in space. Studying the DNA of baker’s yeast may provide some clues.
Some scientists are keen to send humans to Venus on a flyby.
When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.
Will humans be back on the Moon by 2025? It depends on how well the imminent launch of Artemis-1 goes.
How will they bring the structure back safely? And where will the surviving components crash?
One day more of us may be able to travel further into space, and for longer.
The next big frontier in space exploration is finding ways to effectively harness oxygen contained within Moon dust. What will it take?
As space exploration takes off, it will become increasingly important to study and understand sex, intimacy, desire and pleasure off-Earth.
Later this year I will spend time with former NASA astronaut instructors, before receiving high-G training, crew resource management training and spacesuit training, among other skills.
John Glenn would have turned 100 on July 18, 2021. Today’s space program is a giant leap more inclusive than when he made his pioneering orbit of the Earth in 1962.
NASA hasn’t updated its spacesuits since 1974, when only men were eligible to be astronauts. But when it heads to the Moon in the coming years, its new spacesuits should come in women’s sizes too.
China’s space programme is going from strength to strength.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
The first space tourist left Earth 20 years ago aboard a Russian rocket. Now, private companies are on the cusp of offering trips off Earth for those who can pay.
Exercise is important for astronauts to prevent weak muscles.
High levels of cognitive performance and effective teamwork are crucial to long-duration space missions.