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16 JUL 2019

Fifty years after Moon mission, Apollo astronauts meet at historic launchpad


Fifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity's place in the universe.The crew's surviving members, Buzz ... More
04 JUL 2019

NASA tests launch-abort system for moon-mission capsule


NASA carried out a successful test Tuesday of a launch-abort system for the Orion capsule designed to take US astronauts to the Moon.The three-minute exercise at Cape Canaveral in Florida aimed to test in ... More
05 JUN 2019

China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch


China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time on Wednesday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing's push to become a major space power.The Asian giant now spends more ... More
24 APR 2019

China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'


Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official.China aims to achieve space ... More
14 JAN 2019

China envisions moon base after far-side success


China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build facilities, the Chinese space agency said Monday, weeks after landing a rover on the moon's far ... More
31 OCT 2018

Russia targets Dec 3 date for first manned ISS launch after accident


Russia hopes to launch three crew for the International Space Station on December 3, the first manned blast-off since an accident this month, the Roscosmos space agency said Wednesday.Russia, the only country able to ... More
25 SEP 2018

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time


A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.The Ariane 5 spacecraft ... More
14 SEP 2018

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon


SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space."SpaceX ... More
16 JUL 2018

Scotland chosen as site for first British space port


The UK Space agency said Sunday that it had chosen a peninsula on Scotland's north coast as the site of the country's first space port."Scotland is the best place in the UK to reach ... More
18 JUN 2018

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'Space Force'


President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US "Space Force," which would become the sixth branch of the American military but which requires Congressional approval to take effect."I'm hereby ... More
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