China successfully put a controversial Turkish spy satellite into orbit yesterday, capping off an intense, failure-free year for the Chinese space programme that also saw its first manual space...
Russia lost the ability to send basic commands to most of its satellites and a segment of the International Space Station (ISS) following a cable failure near Moscow.
Shenzhou X launch set for June
British singer Sarah Brightman has bought a ticket to fly on a Russian spaceship, in a quest to fulfil a childhood desire beyond her "wildest dreams".
Rocket maker SpaceX is poised to return to the International Space Station with its Dragon spacecraft to carry out the first contracted cargo resupply flight in Nasa's history.
At long last the big question may be answered: Is there life on Mars?
In one of the most daring space missions ever undertaken, Nasa landed its one-tonne rover, Curiosity, on Mars last...
There are heroes and then there are those who transcend the accolade. The late Neil Armstrong, the first person to step foot on the moon, was one of that rarest of breeds.
US President Barack Obama and astronaut Buzz Aldrin led tributes to the Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, lauding him as a reluctant but true American hero.
At 9.32am on July 16, 1969, a 2,900-tonne Saturn V rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida carrying the Columbia lunar command module and the dreams of a generation.
A Chinese soup spoon inspired Professor Yung Kai-leung to design a robot tool to pick up rocks on the moon.
Mainland television viewers learned the names of two space scientists whose deaths were kept secret for 16 years for the first time last week.