space

US astronaut John Glenn - "ultimate hometown hero" - dies at age 95

Former astronaut and US senator John Glenn, who shot to fame in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at age 95, the governor of Ohio, Glenn's home state, announced on ...

Lost Russian space freighter sought in Siberia, near Mongolian border

Search teams on Friday were looking for a missing Russian space freighter believed to have crashed in southern Siberia, close to Russia's border with Mongolia.

European Space Agency lacks 400 million euros for Mars programme

The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to ask member states for about 400 million euros (420 million dollars) in additional funding for its Mars programme at a conference next week, spaceflight...

Three astronauts arrive at International Space Station

Three astronauts from the triumvirate of the world's leading space agencies - NASA, Russia's Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA)- have arrived at the International Space Station

Chinese spaceship Shenzhou 11 lands back on earth

China's longest manned space flight returned to earth on Friday after more than a month in orbit, local media reported.

Brightest moon in 68 years to light up skies as supermoon

The full moon on Monday will be the largest ever seen since 1948 as the satellite reaches its closest point to Earth to form what is known as a supermoon.

Europe approves new cheaper space rocket as competition for US

Funding has been fully approved for developing the new Ariane 6 launch rocket, the European Space Agency (ESA) said in Paris on Wednesday.

Astronaut casts ballot from International Space Station

A US astronaut floating above Earth on the International Space Station (ISS) has cast his vote in the US presidential election, NASA said Monday.

Lander crash has not endangered Mars mission, Russian experts say

The Russian-European ExoMars space mission remains on track despite the Mars lander Schiaparelli's crash on Wednesday, Russian experts say.

Mars lander may have "exploded on impact," European Space Agency says

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander may have "exploded on impact" after a failed descent to the surface of the Red Planet earlier this week.

Mars orbiter a success, but fate of lander uncertain after touchdown

The orbiter in a joint European and Russian mission to Mars has been a complete success, but it is not known if the lander part of the mission has touched down or crashed on the planet's surface,...

Mars spacecraft in orbit but no clear signal from lander

A joint European and Russian mission to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully placed a spacecraft into the planet's orbit, the European Space Agency said Wednesday, although the signal...

Probe headed to Mars in make-or-break moment for Euro-Russia mission

Seven months after its launch, a multibillion-dollar project to look for traces of life on Mars faced a crucial moment Wednesday as a test lander hurtled in the direction of the Red Planet.

Mission accomplished: Rosetta probe makes historic comet landing

The European Space Agency completed on Friday its Rosetta space probe mission with a historic landing on a comet 720 million kilometres away.

Historic curtain call for Rosetta probe set to land on distant comet

The European Space Agency is set to end its most ambitious mission yet on Friday by landing space probe Rosetta on a comet 720 million kilometres away, in a bid to gather final data before the...