These astronaut footprints on the Moon aren’t protected yet.
Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.
A STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour took this photo of the ISS after the station and shuttle began their separation.
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
People in a special airplane flight get to float like there is no gravity – just like astronauts.
How do people in a special airplane flight get to float like there is no gravity – just like astronauts? An aerospace engineer explains.
Astronauts Bob and Dough made it to the International Space Station in a privately funded vehicle.
Empathy and scientific knowledge will be key for astronauts looking to travel to Mars.
Ready to take your suborbital selfie?
When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A.
SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
Although it has yet to fly any paying passengers and is currently loss making, Virgin Galactic aims to be profitable by 2021.
Shoot for the skies, but do it sustainably.
The opportunities in space are limitless. But without a sustainable approach to the space industry, our ability to exploit them won't be.
The Deep Space Gateway.
By 2069, we could be seeing the start of regular journeys from the moon to Mars.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
Perhaps in 50 more years we will be sick of hearing stories from people who have travelled to the moon and back.
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In the future we might get sick of hearing people tell their stories about going to the Moon. Perhaps the Moon will just be like thinking about today's Antarctica – a remote but accessible place.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, May 2019.
This are looking up when it comes to launching things into space from Australia. The rules on what can be launched are currently under review and open for comment.
Jeff Bezos plans to charge US$200,000-300,000 for a trip to outer space. And it's going to cost him an astronomical amount of money.
Kids dream about going to space – and some very wealthy adults are booking tickets.
With any type of human exploration, there are risks as we push boundaries, and there are inevitably mishaps and fatalities as a result. Space tourism is no exception.
A statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in Moscow, Russia.
In the early 20th century a Russian scientist – regarded as the father of rocketry – made some novel predictions on where we would be in space in the 21st century. So how accurate was he?
Medical data from space tourists will be fascinating, but is it ethical?
Space terrorism and testing of space tourists are theoretical problems today. But let's have conversations right now to make sure they don't become real problems in the future.
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.
Space is now big business. But is that good – or bad – news for NASA?
View from the hotel balcony?
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
The turbocharged capitalism of private space flight is strangely at odds with the brotherly, generous global consensus that built the legal framework for extra-terrestrial travel.
Not thrilling enough for some.
The recent accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo – and the tragic death of one pilot and critical injury of another – highlights the dangers inherent in any type of space flight. It has also…