Apollo landers, Neil Armstrong's bootprint and other human artifacts on Moon officially protected by new US law

Who cares what happens to bootprints on the Moon? All humans should. And thankfully the US Congress and president agree.

Michelle L.D. Hanlon, Professor of Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~9 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.

Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Space images: The best of 2020

There was stunning cosmic imagery to feast on over the past year - here's our pick of the offerings.

Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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SpaceX Starship prototype exploded, but it's still a giant leap towards Mars

Starship's groundbreaking design will help it land safely on Mars one day.

Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, University of Cambridge • conversation
Dec. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Elon Musk's Starship prototype makes a big impact

The US entrepreneur's latest Starship rocket prototype impresses in flight, but crashes on landing.

Dec. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station

The four astronauts who left Earth on Monday have arrived at the 410-km orbiting outpost.

Nov. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronaut crew primed for 'routine' flight

Nasa says we're now in the new "operational" era of commercial astronaut taxi services.

Nov. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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The International Space Station at 20 offers hope and a template for future cooperation

Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomy

Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.

Emma Alexander, PhD Candidate in Astrophysics, University of Manchester • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Square Kilometre Array project frets about satellite interference

There are worries that satellite mega-constellations could interfere with the Square Kilometre Array.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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