Tuesday, May 18, 2021


‘Nihao Mars’: China’s Zhurong rover touches down on Red Planet

This makes China the first country to carry out an orbiting, landing and roving operation during its first mission to Mars.

Amazon boss auctioning space sightseeing seat blasting off in July

The company is not discussing future ticket prices but once fully operational, the company could expect to charge perhaps US$200,000 per seat.

Out-of-control Chinese rocket remains could crash to Earth this week

Observations from ground-based trackers suggest the fast-moving booster is heading for an 'uncontrolled re-entry' which means it’s out of control.

Space aged: wine matured aboard ISS expected to sell for US$1 million

The wine spent almost 440 days in space, or the equivalent of 300 trips to the moon.

China launches first module of its own space station

Blocked from the current international space station, China decided to build its own.

All aboard! Next stop space…

Mainly wealthy first-time space travellers are getting ready to take part in one of several private missions which are preparing to launch.

Part of first plane to fly on Earth in place to fly again on Mars

The postage stamp-size muslin swatch from the Wright brothers' plane was carried on the 300-million-mile journey to Mars.

Meteorite older than the sun crashes down into English garden

The meteor should give scientists a unique insight into the creation of the solar system.

Russia dumps Nasa for China over lunar space station ambitions

All three are racing to return to the moon to establish orbiting space stations and lunar bases.

Hope leads the way as Earth convoy enters Mars orbit this week

Amal carries the hope and pride of the Arab world as the country prepares for a post-oil future.

‘Got to work on that landing’: SpaceX rocket in fiery crash, again

This was the second such accident after the last prototype of Starship met a similar fate in December.

SpaceX aims to launch ‘all-civilian’ trip into orbit

In addition to the first commercial mission, SpaceX is scheduled to launch two more crewed flights for Nasa in 2021, and four cargo refuelling missions over the next 15 months.

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