Sir Richard Branson has hailed a successful first powered test flight of Virgin Galactic’s new space tourism rocket.
A British-led mission demonstrating how to salvage potentially dangerous junk orbiting the Earth is set for launch less than a day after a Chinese space station broke up over the Pacific.
A 3.5 million euro camera will provide “a unique new view of the universe” now it has been installed on the world’s largest telescope, according to the British team behind the project.
Nasa could see an improvement to its space communication capabilities, with the invention of portable ground antenna stations.
It appears spending a year in space can alter a person’s DNA in the long-term.
Perhaps the fact the moon appears each night has led us to take it for granted, but two men in Los Angeles are attempting to change that.
For the first time in history, we can see in incredible, glorious detail the storms that rage on Jupiter, thanks to Nasa’s Juno mission.
Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has gathered data on Jupiter revealing details never seen before, including a range of powerful cyclones.
Tiangong-1, China’s first prototype space station, is expected to crash to Earth in the next few weeks, according to experts.
An American astronaut aboard the International Space Station has tweeted a picture of his mini vegetable patch.
Stratolaunch, the world’s largest aeroplane, has completed a significant test on its road to launching as a real aircraft – taxiing down a runway at more than 40 miles per hour.
A new music festival has announced its full line-up and will feature bands and artists from across the North-east.
Talking intelligent drones that accompany astronauts on space missions are no longer the stuff of science fiction.
There is still a lot to learn about the universe, but what if we told you some of the popular facts we swear by about space are simply not true?
Britain’s first astronaut has said it is “very powerful” that she travelled into space “regardless of gender”.
Nearly 100 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system have been discovered by scientists.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster is cruising through the solar system after successfully being blasted into orbit but will we ever come into contact with it again?
One of Nasa’s spacecraft has taken a picture of the Earth and Moon seen as glowing dots from 39.5 million miles away.
Astronomers have observed Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster travelling through space using a telescope in Arizona.
An asteroid discovered last week is due to fly past the earth at 10.30pm this evening.
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy made history by becoming the world’s most powerful rocket in operation as it blasted off from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre carrying a red sports convertible and playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
The world’s most powerful rocket is set to make its first test flight on Tuesday.
Wednesday night was a triple whammy of celestial events, with a super blue blood moon visible to keen astronomers who were in the right place to see it.
Astronomers and members of the public have criticised a start-up that has placed a highly reflective satellite in low-space orbit.
This image is the first detailed picture of the surface of a giant star which sits outside of our solar system.
The sun is losing mass and weakening its grip on the solar system, scientists have found, after analysing Mercury’s orbit.
Donald Trump’s presidency has seen seismic shifts in numerous areas of government – and science is no exception.
Nasa’s latest space telescope has just finished a round of testing, part of which included being frozen in an airless vacuum for several months.
A Nasa spacecraft on its way to a rendezvous with an asteroid managed to capture a breathtaking image of the Earth and the moon from three million miles away.
Skygazers were treated to “the biggest and brightest” supermoon of the year as it rose across Britain on New Year’s Day.