SpaceX Dragon's final test: making it to Earth in one piece

Crew Dragon, the new vessel built by SpaceX for NASA is set to return Friday off the coast of Florida—the most perilous part of a mission to prove it can take US astronauts to the International Space Station.

The science circling above us on the Space Station

The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere else. Read on for our bi-weekly update on European science in space.

Image: Aurora Australis

Many people hope to catch a glimpse of these reddish-green swirls of colour floating in the polar skies. Few are as lucky as ESA astronaut Tim Peake, who captured this dazzling display of the aurora Australis from the International ...

Houston, we're here to help the farmers

Farmers irrigating their crops may soon be getting some help from space. In 2018, scientists launched ECOSTRESS, a new instrument now attached to the International Space Station. Its mission: to gather data on how plants ...

Image: Antennas and auroras

This photograph, taken a short hike from the Geographic South Pole in Antarctica, shows some of the antennas comprising the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) array. They are visible here as the chain of antennas ...

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks with ISS

The demonstration mission of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked Sunday on the International Space Station, passing a key test before it can begin taking US astronauts into space.

Countdown as SpaceX, NASA prepare to test new astronaut capsule

NASA and SpaceX counted down Saturday to the launch of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back—a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year ...

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