space travel

 
Homeopathic space travel isn’t rocket science
Homeopathic space travel isn’t rocket science
Oscillococcinum — the homeopathic flu remedy concocted from duck or goose liver — doesn’t work. Its proponents may disagree vehemently, but the evidence for its lack of efficacy is compelling. In this it shares a direct parallel with the latest developments in propulsion...
Breakthrough Starshot plans to sail to closest star
Breakthrough Starshot plans to sail to closest star
Humanity is doing an increasingly good job of zipping around our solar system to probe things. Data is flowing back. Myriad questions, unanswerable...
Probe to sniff Martian methane mystery
Probe to sniff Martian methane mystery
The search for life on Mars has entered a new phase with the launch of a spacecraft built to sniff out waste gases released by alien organisms.
Four South Africans make round three of Mars One mission
Four South Africans make round three of Mars One mission
The objective of Dutch non-profit Mars One is simple: to establish a permanent human settlement on the red planet. 
Sochi Olympic torch bearers return from space
Sochi Olympic torch bearers return from space
Three astronauts, an American and two Russians, who
Earth a little bit cramped, says shortlisted Mars explorer
Earth a little bit cramped, says shortlisted Mars explorer
A comfortable, middle-class Parisian life may be the envy of many people, but Florence Porcel would give it all up to be among the first...
China's Jade Rabbit blasts off to the moon
China's Jade Rabbit blasts off to the moon
China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine...
Astronaut tweets pictures of SA from space
Astronaut tweets pictures of SA from space
Chris Hadfield resides in the International Space Station (ISS) where he has been orbiting the earth since December 2012. Hadfield is the commander...
Elon Musk: Pretoria's billionaire space explorer and inventor
Elon Musk: Pretoria's billionaire space explorer and inventor
The rocket is 10 storeys tall. As we watch it ignites and rises slowly skyward on a tongue of flame. A few hundred metres into the air it...
China's space programme launches Shenzhou 10
China's space programme launches Shenzhou 10
This was China's latest part of an ambitious plan to build a space station, media said on Thursday.
[Slideshow]Afronauts: A fantastical journey
[Slideshow]Afronauts: A fantastical journey
A Spanish photojournalist conjures up an imagined series of what a Zambian space mission might have looked like in her book The Afronauts.
SpaceX's Dragon blasts off to space station
SpaceX's Dragon blasts off to space station
The launch on Tuesday marks the first private firm to attempt a test mission to the orbiting lab."Three, two, one and launch of the...

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