Treaties meant to ensure sustainability in space don’t currently regulate private companies, and not every country has signed on to an agreement for sustainable space exploration.
India became the first country to land near the south pole of the Moon, a notoriously difficult achievement that also marks them as the fourth country to land on the Moon.
Some people incorrectly say the Moon landings didn’t happen. But the evidence – and logic – isn’t on their side.
Despite opening to mixed reviews, the final instalment is a classic Indiana Jones caper that doesn’t disappoint.
Canadian Jeremy Hansen will be one of the next astronauts on the Artemis II mission. This announcement signals a new era in Canada’s role in space exploration.
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.