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 pair of tiny JAXA robots, released by the Hayabusa2 probe, have successfully landed on the Ryugu asteroid and began transmitting images from the surface of the “potentially hazardous” object four years after the mission launch.
It turns out Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev has grayed quite a bit following the drop in air pressure on board the ISS, his colleague has discovered, while giving the commander of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft a haircut.
The investigation of a mysterious hole in the Soyuz spacecraft has reached a whole new level, as Roscosmos announced that two Russian cosmonauts will inspect the holey module from the outside. While in space, naturally.
Part of the New Mexico space observatory has reopened, following its sudden FBI closure due to an undisclosed security issue. The secretive shutdown caused some to wonder if the US has discovered aliens… or something far worse.
A depressurization event on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station (ISS) may have been caused by a hole which somebody apparently drilled accidentally and then covered up.