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SpaceX made history this weekend after the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule, which marked the first time NASA has launched astronauts from US soil in nine years. The Falcon 9 –...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit on a 19-hour trip to the ISS on Saturday, May 30. The flight took off at 8.22pm UK time from the Launch Complex...

Doug Hurley, 53, and Bob Behnken, 49, will be hoping for clearer skies today as the embark on the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years, thanks to Elon Musks’ SpaceX company....

The mission’s first launch try on Wednesday was called off with less than 17 minutes remaining on the countdown clock due to stormy weather around the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The...

The International Space Station has been a permanent presence in space since its 1998 launch. Although impossible to spot during daylight hours, the space station transforms into the third-brightest object...

US-based space agency NASA has offered new insights about the sensors used on its 2020 Perseverance rover while it traverses the Martian surface in search of evidence of basic forms of alien life. A cutting-edge...

NASA has been getting up close and personal with Jupiter over the past few years, thanks to its Juno spacecraft which is orbiting the gas giant. The space agency’s mission has revealed a plethora...

Recent years have witnessed renewed interest in manned missions to the Moon and even Mars. Such endeavours will inevitably result in microorganisms on astronauts and equipment coming into contact with...

The International Space Station has been a constant presence in the skies since its launch in 1998. ISS in fact orbits our planet every 90 minutes at an approximate altitude of 250 miles (400km). Although...

The Dynamic Red All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) is scheduled for completion in only a few months. And upon launch, space scientists will be able to witness the source of gravitational waves and the...

With just a little preparation, you this step outside, look up at the night sky and – weather permitting – spot SpaceX Starlink satellites. Elon Musk’s controversial constellation will...

Mysterious black holes could be the key to time travel because the phenomena have the ability to dilate time. Time dilation is the difference in time when measured on two clocks. Imagine one of these clocks...

Residents of Florida were treated to an astronomical phenomenon as a bright fireball lit up the skies of the Sunshine State. The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) received tens of reports as witnesses...

New research about the surface of Mars has offered intriguing new information about the Red Planet’s elusive history. And by studying the current chemical elements on Mars, including carbon and oxygen,...

The new species, which pierces its host to suck out nutrients, was spotted by an eagle-eyed biologist from the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. Professor Ana Sofia Reboleira made the fluke...

The Super-Earth exoplanet lies close to the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one of only a handful which have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth. Astronomer Dr Antonio...