A composite image of a satellite firing an energy weapon at a target on Earth.
In the space beyond Earth's atmosphere, countries are focusing on nationalist pursuits and ignoring the consequences for the rest of humanity. How can we keep the peace and build a sustainable future?
What will China discover on the far side of the moon?
China just became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It's a technological achievement and another sign of China's capabilities and ambitions in space.
Those mesmerized by NASA’s accomplishments and ambitions wanted so much more out of the reticent Armstrong.
After the first moon landing, the feelings that propelled a unified national mission quickly dissipated. Could Armstrong have played a bigger role in galvanizing the public for future projects?
Why no rocket launch plans from Australia?
Proposed changes to Australia's space activities legislation do little to inspire confidence in the government's approach to a commercial space industry.
French-Canadian actor Yves Jacques in Robert Lepage’s The Far Side of the Moon.
This Perth Festival show, soon to come to Adelaide, contemplates both the mysteries of the cosmos and one man's inner life.
A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial.
satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.
Falcon 9 launch in March 2017.
In the current commercial space race, the idea of reusing rockets is gaining momentum.
Hidden Figures is certainly inspirational, but the racial politics of the space programme were hardly so easily settled.
John Glenn stands in the NASA mailroom surrounded by thousands of letters sent to him.
John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
The SPARTAN re-usable space launch technology.
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.
Who will you back?
From football to the space race and folklore to the forest, here's why you should back the little guy.
There are jobs to be created if Australia does more to tap into the billion-dollar space industry.
Increasing Australia's role in the billion-dollar global space industry has hardly raised a mention in this year's federal election campaign.
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?
The 50th anniversary of Luna 9's first soft moon landing reminds us how difficult landing a spacecraft is.
NASA once had 400,000 people working on space exploration. We should battle climate change in the same way.
A selection of spacesuits and the TM Soyuz descent module are among the objects at the Cosmonauts exhibition.
The Science Museum
An exciting new exhibition at the Science Museum in London celebrates Soviet space success.
Can Captain Kirk’s struggle for belonging and identity become a tool for teaching?
What can Star Trek teach us about today's trek of life?
World Space Week is one of a series of events co-ordinated by the UN to celebrate the global nature of space exploration. It was established in 1999. Why is it organised this particular week? Because October…
Soaring above Western Australia: we need a new approach to get more of a share in the global space industry.
Flickr/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Australia has had an active civil space program since 1947 but has much to learn if it is to capture a bigger share of growing billion dollar global space industry. The potential size and scope of the…