Nasa's Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars

Three thousand days and counting: Nasa's Curiosity rover continues its extraordinary exploration of Mars.

bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2021 ~7 min

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What is Elon Musk's Starship?

Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

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Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Six space missions to look forward to in 2021

India may land on the Moon this coming year, while Nasa will launch its new, powerful rocket farther into space than any other human rated spacecraft.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 1, 2021 ~7 min

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Nasa's Mars rover and the 'seven minutes of terror'

The US space agency releases an animation to show how its Perseverance robot will land on Mars.

bbcnews
Dec. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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SLS: Crucial test for Nasa's 'mega-rocket'

Part of a giant rocket that will send humans back to the Moon has undergone a critical test.

bbcnews
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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OneWeb satellite company launches into new era

The broadband network owned by UK taxpayers and an Indian conglomerate sends up 36 new satellites.

bbcnews
Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Josef Aschbacher to be new European Space Agency boss

One task for the Austrian will be managing the interests of EU and non-EU states, such as the UK.

bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission set for Earth return

A capsule carrying samples of lunar rock and dust is due to land in Inner Mongolia.

bbcnews
Dec. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Capella delivers super sharp satellite radar pictures

US start-up Capella is in the vanguard of companies changing the way satellites see the Earth.

bbcnews
Dec. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Hayabusa-2: Pieces of an asteroid found inside space capsule

Scientists in Japan open the Hayabusa-2 space capsule that landed just over a week ago.

bbcnews
Dec. 15, 2020 ~3 min

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