Extreme velocities and temperatures makes the return flight to Earth the most perilous part of a space mission.
To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.
India's Moon shot isn't just about prestige. As launch costs fall, the space economy is poised to boom. A lengthening list of nations is eyeing the sky.
An equation from the 1890s can help us work out how high Hughes can actually reach with his homemade rocket.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
Even if we can prevent a global warming apocalypse, our planet won’t be safe forever – the sun will one day expand. So should we try to move the Earth to a wider orbit?
It will take more energy to get the BebiColombo spacecraft inro a stable orbit around Mercury than it would to send it all the way to Pluto.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
We've launched rockets from Woomera in South Australia, but in reality Australia could support multiple launch sites. And the closer to the equator, typically the better.
The launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket is undoubtedly a spectacular feat of engineering - but the release of a sports car into orbit also says something about our values as human beings.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy could propel two fully loaded city buses more than 50 times the height of Mount Everest at 32 times the cruising speed of a Boeing 747.
To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.
Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
Whatever happens next in new space race will happen quickly. The opportunity is there for Australia to be involved, but it won’t be there for long.
Getting to Mars with current rocket technology will use massive amounts of fuel to move very small cargoes. There is a more fuel-efficient way.
Yes, it really is rocket science.
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?
Cheap, affordable space travel would be revolutionary. Chances are, when it comes, it won't rely on the brute force approach of rockets.
One of the engineers behind Bloodhound, the UK's anticipated world land speed record attempt, explains how they created a car to reach 1000mph.
The recent failure of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket presents something of a dilemma for NASA, which still has no domestic launch capability of its own to reach the International Space Station.