Space exploration today is astronomical research mostly using unmanned space probes and human spaceflight. Space exploration is undertaken both by government and the private sector, by companies like Space-X, NASA, Roscosmos, etc.
A technical glitch postponed a long-awaited rendezvous of International Space Station with a Soyuz mission, but the canceled approach didn’t put Fedor, a humanoid robot aboard the Russian craft, in harm’s way, Roscosmos said.
Boulders discovered on the surface of a recently-explored asteroid share similarities to rocks from meteorites that crashed into Earth, according to a new study, providing insight into the origins of our planet’s geology.
Russia’s Soyuz-2.1 rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome as part of a test flight to check compatibility of the upgraded booster and spacecraft – which this time carries only a humanoid robot to the ISS.
India has successfully placed its rover-carrying spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit, clearing one of the final hurdles for the Vikram lander’s historic touchdown on the unexplored southern pole of the Moon.
The gigantic Apophis asteroid hurtling towards Earth has sparked a flurry of panicked news reports. Elon Musk is warning that we are completely defenseless against planet-killer asteroids even if this one doesn’t pose a threat.