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Nasa to test nuclear rockets that could fly astronauts to Mars in record time
Project, in concert with US government agency Darpa, aims to develop pioneering propulsion system for space travel

Richard Luscombe in Miami

24, Jan, 2023 @6:29 PM

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Russia to launch mission to rescue stranded ISS crew after meteoroid strike
Space agency mounts rescue mission to bring home two cosmonauts and US astronaut marooned on ISS

Oliver Holmes

11, Jan, 2023 @12:04 PM

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Walter Cunningham obituary
Astronaut who took part in America’s first successful manned Apollo space mission in 1968

Nigel Fountain

04, Jan, 2023 @12:58 PM

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‘We’re in a space race’: Nasa sounds alarm at Chinese designs on moon
Administrator Bill Nelson says Beijing could seek ‘own’ resource-rich areas and next two years could be key to US-China contest

Edward Helmore

02, Jan, 2023 @2:13 PM

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Above and beyond: key events in 2022 that shaped space exploration
It was a great year for a slight lifting of the veil on the final frontier – from redirecting an asteroid to a glimpse into creation

Richard Luscombe in Miami

31, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Moon rivers? UK scientists at heart of mission to extract water from lunar rock
With the success of Artemis, lunar travel is back on the agenda – and a way to produce water on moon is vital for human presence

Rachel Hall

26, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Latest Soyuz capsule leak prompts Russians to plan possible rescue of space station crew
Cause of puncture remains unclear as officials say damage continues to be assessed

Samantha Lock and agencies

23, Dec, 2022 @3:19 AM

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‘My power’s really low’: Nasa’s Insight Mars lander prepares to sign off from the Red Planet
Robot says it might be sending its last message from Mars as dust chokes out its power supply

Samantha Lock

20, Dec, 2022 @2:14 AM

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Meteoroid hit suspected after major leak from Soyuz capsule
Nasa footage showed a torrent of snowflake-like particles spraying from the rear section of the Soyuz MS-22 capsule

Samantha Lock and Oliver Holmes

15, Dec, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Nasa’s uncrewed Orion capsule splashes down after ‘historic’ moon mission
US space agency rejoices after re-entry of spacecraft that should clear way for possible lunar landing of astronauts by 2025

Ed Pilkington

11, Dec, 2022 @9:38 PM

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Will we ever set up an outpost on another planet?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

20, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Astronauts to live and work on the moon by 2030, Nasa official says
Head of Orion lunar programme says Artemis 1 mission is ‘first step to long-term deep-space exploration’

Ian Sample Science editor

20, Nov, 2022 @1:41 PM

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