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In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i
The ExoMars mission is at a critical moment. The spacecraft is very close to the red planet, and tension is mounting.
After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th
Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams has now spent a total of 534 days in space throughout his career, more than any other US astronaut.
European space scientists are celebrating tonight after finding a comet lander they’d almost given up hope of ever seeing again.
An explosion has destroyed a rocket during test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Six scientists have emerged from a solar-powered dome on a Hawaiian volcano having completed a year-long experiment mimicking life on Mars.
NASA’s SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth carrying a huge cargo of scientific experiments from the International Space Station.
NASA is counting down to their OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), aimed at bringing samples back from a near-Earth…
China has launched the very first quantum satellite developed by a team of Chinese and Austrian scientists.
The ExoMars spacecraft is on its way to the red planet right now, and when it gets there it’s going to be looking for methane, a gas that’s linked to life, but could be coming from other sources…
The extraordinary mission of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P is nearly over: on 30 September the craft will crash land on its surface and end a 12 year voyage through…
The first space probe to land on a comet has had its communications cut with Earth for the final time.
The Russian Federal Space Agency has launched a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA celebrated a great victory on Tuesday as its spacecraft Juno finally reached Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.
NASA scientists have been celebrating confirmation of the arrival of the Juno probe at Jupiter.
It is fingers crossed time at NASA as the Juno spacecraft enters a crucial phase of its Jupiter mission.
In this episode, we look at the decontamination procedures used for the instruments making the journey to Mars with John Robert Brucato, Planetary Protection Manger at the Italian National Institute o
A Russian, an American and a history-making British astronaut landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, after a six month stint on the International Space…
Planetary Scientist Jean-Pierre Bibring explains where to look for life on Mars.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was supposed to announce a major international space co-operation project on Wednesday. She didn't.
A SpaceX Dragon capsule is heading back to Earth, crammed full of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station. It is the first
Orbiting the earth are some of the most important tools to human understanding of the earth. Satellites are not only important to scientists but are
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has made a swift and successful return trip into orbit, a live webcast showed. It blasted off from Florida on
‘A Beautiful Planet’ is a documentary that offers a fresh and breathtaking perspective of the Earth seen from the International Space Station
Russia has launched its inaugural rocket from a new cosmodrome, a day after a technical glitch delayed the much publicised spectacle by 24 hours. The