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Russia to opt out of International Space Station after 2024

Russia will opt out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s newly appointed space...

China sets out launch plans amid target to complete space station by end of 2022

China has recommitted itself to completing its orbiting space station by the end of the year and said it is planning more than 40...

Dart spacecraft blasts off on mission to knock asteroid off course

Humanity’s longest game of darts has begun with the successful launch of a craft blasted into space to nudge an asteroid off course. Nasa’s double...

China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for six-month mission

China’s Shenzhou-13 spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts docked at its space station on Saturday, kicking off a record-setting six-month stay as the country moves...

China prepares to send three astronauts on longest crewed mission

China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a programme that...

UAE plans probe to land on asteroid between Mars and Jupiter

The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on...

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

Three Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station, marking China’s longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, Liu...

Richard Branson’s first Virgin Galactic space flight delayed due to weather

Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed flight to the edge of space has been delayed due to the weather. Billionaire businessman Richard Branson, the company’s owner,...

Chinese astronauts make first space walk outside new station

Two astronauts have made the first space walk outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 50ft (15m) long robotic arm. Liu...

Nasa sends squid from Hawaii into space for research

Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii have been sent into space as part of a study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the...

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