Sixty years ago, philosopher Hannah Arendt argued an interplanetary perspective may be bad news for humanity as we know it.
Five of the Uranus moons might be ocean worlds − and if there’s water, there might be life.
Borman’s professionalism helped the risky Apollo 8 mission become a success.
For All Mankind is set in an Apollo era transformed by the inclusion of women, characters of colour and LGBTQ+ protagonists.
The agreement should give British astronauts more flights into space.
Astronauts living and working on the Moon will need something to eat. The Growing Beyond Earth program supports international space crop research.
A more active Sun could disable satellites and affect electrical grids on Earth.
The meteor shower happens when Earth passes through debris from Halley’s comet.
The atmosphere is a reflection of extreme conditions on the super-heated planet.
Studying the sample could help answer how water arrived on Earth and how life started.
The discovery provides a way to study the birth of an entirely new planet in real time.
Missions to asteroids are opening up the secrets of the Solar System
The results are intriguing, but analysing the atmospheres of exoplanets is no easy task.
Space missions are still difficult, dangerous and risky – but it’s still early days in the human journey beyond our planet.
China has made significant advances in space exploration on its own steam. It doesn’t need a partnership with Russia.
Space exploration is often propelled by competition, driven by national pride and with little thought about consequence. It is time to consider space as a commons, not just a resource to exploit.
The Indian spacecraft could lay the ground for future missions with astronauts, and even for lunar bases.
Solar panels in space could harness more of the Sun’s energy.
The Voyager 2 spacecraft is 20 billion kilometres away and has lost track of Earth. A radio dish near Canberra is the only channel for re-establishing communication.
If you haven’t seen Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic, then it’s likely you will have seen other films influenced by it.