The successful launch of Shenzhou-10 last week pushed China over a psychological hump that has confronted every nation's space programme, as it moves from nervous risk-taker to sure-footed explorer.Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 7:21am 1 comment
Shenzhou X docked with the orbiting Tiangong I yesterday and three Chinese astronauts who had spent nearly two days in the cramped spacecraft moved into the much more spacious and well-equipped space module to live and work for 12 days.14 Jun 2013 - 4:43am 1 comment
Genomics and particle physics - offering different perspectives on the fundamental nature of life and the cosmos - are the two hottest areas of scientific research.9 Jun 2013 - 2:37am
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 docking.20 Dec 2012 - 10:29am
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.
The Roscosmos space agency attributed the embarrassing malfunction to basic road repair work near the sprawling Korolyov mission control centre that sits within sight of one of Russia's most heavily used highways.16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am
Shenzhou X launch set for June11 Nov 2012 - 5:36am
Korean rocket countdown … again8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am
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".11 Oct 2012 - 1:36pm
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.8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am
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 month.
As Curiosity starts the first phase of its two-year primary mission, its main goal is to determine if the Red Planet ever supported microbial life. Or if it still does.2 Sep 2012 - 3:04am