U.S. and Russian crew arrives at International Space Station

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, ending a nearly six-hour flight.

Successful liftoff for NASAs longest-ever manned mission

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began their year-long stay in space on Friday as they headed for the International Space Station.

American independence in space by 2017

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

The awarding of NASA's most recent Commercial Crew Program contract will see an end to America's reliance on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA approves first SpaceX milestone for Crew Dragon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

If you want to fly to the International Space Station, you're only option is to hitch a lift on Russia's 1970s-vintage Soyuz space capsules. That may not be the case for much longer.

Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

The European Space Agency (Esa) says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the American GPS satellite navigation system have not gone into the correct orbit.