Space Exploration

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

Published 18/02/2018

Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry [more…]

SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan

SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan

Published 14/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, [more…]

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Published 09/02/2018

(Reuters) - A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock [more…]

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket soars in debut test launch from Florida

Published 07/02/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies on its debut test flight [more…]

SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster

SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster

Published 06/02/2018

A red Tesla Roadster is seen during preparations to use it as a mock payload for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, in [more…]

SpaceX rocket launches Luxembourg satellite for NATO

SpaceX rocket launches Luxembourg satellite for NATO

Published 01/02/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday carrying into orbit a Luxembourg-made communications satellite designed in [more…]

In the Hollywood Hills, eyes on the moon, not the stars

In the Hollywood Hills, eyes on the moon, not the stars

Published 31/01/2018

A "Super Blue Blood Moon" sets during a partial lunar eclipse next to the Statue of Liberty as it is seen from Brooklyn, in New [more…]

Beijing treated to super lunar eclipse not seen since Qing dynasty

Beijing treated to super lunar eclipse not seen since Qing dynasty

Published 31/01/2018

Millions of people across the Chinese capital were treated to a "super blood blue moon" eclipse on a cold but clear night on Wednesday, a phenomenon not seen since the late Qing dynasty more than 150 years ago. [more…]

Heavenly show to feature trifecta of super blue moon, eclipse

Heavenly show to feature trifecta of super blue moon, eclipse

Published 29/01/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The moon will stage a rare triple show on Wednesday when a blue super moon combines with a total lunar eclipse that [more…]

Italy must think of partnership with France for space: minister

Italy must think of partnership with France for space: minister

Published 26/01/2018

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy needs to start thinking of a partnership in the space industry with France after the two countries have joined forces over [more…]