NASA’s Orion spacecraft will be able to take humans further away from Earth than ever before.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson at the International Space Station.
We are only starting to understand the impact of space travel on women's health. But a new study has just made it easier for astronauts to decide whether they want to stop their periods.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
Gene Cernan driving a lunar rover in December 1972.
The Last Man on the Moon is much more than a biographical documentary – it is a gripping account of human endeavour.
The only way to fly the friendly skies – or dark voids of space.
We're on the cusp of being able to consistently launch and land rockets, greatly reducing the cost of space travel. But how long before there's a Millennium Falcon in every garage?
Walk on the wild side.
Scott Kelly's year in space is over. Now we need to know what it did to his body.
Soviet’s Mir space station in 1986.
Soviet space station Mir hosted astronauts from a significant number of countries – laying the foundation for the ISS. But how long will this collaborative spirit last?
Nice night for a stroll: Scott Kelly working outside the International Space Station in 2015.
What's life like in a hostile environment that's literally out of this world?
How many astronauts does it take to undo a bolt?
Scientists on the International Space Station are preparing for one of the biggest DIY challenges of their lives.
Time to salute the monkeys, dogs and ducks that went before us.
Humans have now been living on the International Space Station for 15 years. Here's what we've learned.
Tim says bye.
What does it feel like to prepare for a journey to space? Space scientist Monica Grady followed astronaut Tim Peake around for a few days before his launch to find out.
Andreas Mogensen, Aidyn Aimbetov and Gennady Padalka rest outside their spacecraft and are surrounded by support personnel after landing.
Gennady Padalka has returned to Earth from the International Space Station. He has broken the record for time in space and will be the first person on Earth to have eaten salad grown in space.
Padalka might be keeping fit but we simply don’t know what effect repeated space travel can have on our bodies.
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka should think twice before attempting to spend another thouands days in space.
I really hope this is the right flag.
Radiation in space could lead to cognitive decline.
The relatively light spacecraft that is now spinning out of control.
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Russian space vessel Progress M-27M is falling towards Earth but what risk does it pose?
The view from the current International Space Station.
Whatever America's exact strategy in space, it doesn't seem to involve investing in a new International Space Station
Space suits you.
NASA's latest mission to the International Space Station is going to study muscle wasting, among other things. Here's what they hope to find out.
Alexey Leonov steps into space for the first time.
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The first space walk was almost a disaster, and it's still risky today. But we'll always need to take those steps to truly reap the benefits beyond Earth.
Chris Hadfield spent nearly five months on the International Space Station.
Speaking with: Chris Hadfield.
Colonel Chris Hadfield is one of the most famous astronauts on Earth. Through the creative use of social media, he’s made space exciting and accessible to new generations of enthusiasts, most notably through…