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First all-private astronaut team aboard space station heads for splashdown

April 25, 2022 5:25 pm

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four-man team of Houston-based startup Axiom Space Inc began its return flight about 9 p.m. EDT Sunday (0100 Monday GMT) as it undocked from the space station orbiting about 250 miles (420 km) above Earth.

Why a 'double ridge' in Greenland hints at possibility of life on Jupiter's icy Europa

April 21, 2022 9:42 am

The M-shaped crest discovered on ice sheets in Greenland is known as a double ridge and it could be a miniature version of a feature that is prominent on Europa.

New 'super-Jupiter' breaks the mold on where planets can exist

December 10, 2021 3:50 pm

Until now, no planet had been found orbiting a star more than three times the sun's mass.

From Apollo 11 to the new space race

July 16, 2019 12:29 pm

Space exploration was about politics and power. Then, science. It's now also about money. And a growing list of players.

NASA's Voyager 2 probe nearing interstellar space over 40 years after launch

October 08, 2018 2:38 pm

Launched in 1977, NASA's Voyager 2 probe is a little less than 17.7 billion kilometres from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.

GhanSat-1, Ghana's first space satellite, starts orbiting

August 07, 2017 9:22 am

Few reports also suggest that post the successful launch of GhanSat-1, there are plans to soon launch GhanSat 2 into the space. The next satellite will be equipped with better cameras and closely follow deforestation and the usage of water in the country.

More audacious than Rosetta

November 18, 2014 8:23 am

Philae’s landing on 67P is a remarkable feat, but its real success will be when it inspires more ambitious missions.

Lunar probe mission; China to share data from Chang'e-3 mission with others

December 15, 2013 7:25 pm

China become the third country to carry out a successful rover mission to the moon.

Spacewalkers to tackle leak at space station

May 11, 2013 5:05 pm

NASA says the station has plenty of power,and the six-man crew is not in danger.

China plans its first manned space docking this month

June 10, 2012 1:54 am

China’s space agency said it will launch astronauts later in June