SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt on Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
China's space programme has previously focused more on commerce and science rather than defence.
Mark and Scott Kelly are the focus of a study which will investigate the effects of a year of space travel on the body.
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From Tshwane township to spaceship for South Africa’s first black astronaut.
The spacewalk was the first since July when the spacesuit helmet worn by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano began filling with water.
From oral history to Tang dynasty poetry and contemporary reworkings, the legend has taken many twists.
World's first robot astronaut chats to Japanese commander of International Space Station, in what is being billed as first conversation of its kind.
While the US retreats from manned space exploration, China is seeking to establish itself as an ascending superpower.
Nasa dreamed up the idea as a quick fix to a spacesuit problem so astronauts can step out to repair a valve at the ISS.
China has yet to announce its moon ambitions beyond the sampling mission, when asked if it planned to send astronauts there.
Station managers decided to send two astronauts out as soon as possible to replace a pump that contains a bad valve.
Europe will place a billion-dollar bet on a space telescope designed to provide the biggest and most detailed 3D map of the Milky Way.
Engineers are still trying to fix an International Space Station cooling problem and have not yet decided whether spacewalks will be necessary.
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