SpaceX successfully sends the first all-civilian crew into Earth's orbit, capping a summer of private spaceflight with one of the most ambitious tourism missions to date.
NASA's Perseverance collected the first of numerous mineral samples from the surface of the Red Planet that may have trapped tiny bubbles of ancient Martian water.
The sample was collected on September 1, but NASA was initially unsure whether the rover had successfully held onto its precious cargo, because initial images taken in poor light were unclear.
NASA mission drills hole on Mars as the first step of a sampling process that is expected to take about 11 days, with the aim of looking for signs of ancient microbial life that may have been preserved in ancient lakebed deposits.
Eutelsat Quantum allows users to tailor the communications to their needs – almost in real-time.
Blue Origin announced that instead of a $28 million auction winner launching with founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, the Dutch son of another bidder will be on board.
The first astronauts have arrived at China’s new space station, blasting off on a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan launch centre in northwest China’s Gobi desert.
One mission, named DaVinci Plus, will analyse the thick, cloudy Venusian atmosphere. The other, called Veritas, will seek a geologic history by mapping the rocky planet’s surface.
The spacecraft, which began its two-year journey home on Monday, holds between 200 grams and 400 grams of asteroid chunks — the biggest cosmic haul for the US since the Apollo moon rocks.
The astronauts, three American and one Japanese, flew back in the same capsule – named Resilience – in which they launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in November.
China has prioritised space exploration in recent years, with the aim of becoming a major space power by 2030.
NASA's miniature robot helicopter performed a successful take-off and landing on Mars, achieving the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft over the surface of another planet.
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