Later this year I will spend time with former NASA astronaut instructors, before receiving high-G training, crew resource management training and spacesuit training, among other skills.
Both Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are sending spacecrafts – and their billionaire founders – into suborbital flight. But what differentiates a suborbital flight from a trip around Earth?
Three private companies have recently been commissioned to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in orbit around the Moon.
It’s 60 years since Gagarin’s world-first return from space. The cosmonaut never did make it to Australia, but his huge feat was celebrated here by many, despite tensions with the USSR.
The strange journey of Ham the chimpanzee from a rainforest in Cameroon to the edge of space.
Women are in many ways ideal astronauts, but the world of space has been designed for men.
About 770 Australian entities are already developing space-related infrastructure, most of which are privately owned.
From alien life to human spaceflight, 2020 may deliver some exciting news.
It seems being in space could make us more reluctant to take risks.
The space industry and global interest in all matters inter-planetary is growing.
New experiment on the International Space Station could help us tackle muscle loss in astronauts.
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
We should welcome the fact that amateur astronomers are increasingly keeping tabs on what’s going on up above.
Back of the net! Litter-picking mission will leave space junk caught up in a web.
From inflatable space stations to trips to asteroids and maybe even Mars, the next decade of human spaceflight will include many exciting firsts.
Yes, it really is rocket science.