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On 22 February 2019 at 12:35pm AEST SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket.  These blast offs by the private space industry have become so common in the last 5 years....

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the new Australian Space Agency will be located at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site.  PM Morrison said, "Our Government's $41 million investment into the agency will act as a launching pad to triple Australia's space economy to $12 billion...

  The mission control engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California cheered when the latest Mars rover landed safely on the red plant.  The robot vehicle is named InSight - a greatly needed abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.   The...

In early August, a highly sophisticated spacecraft will take-off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to pass into the Sun’s atmosphere. By the end of 2018, the Parker Solar Probe will skim the solar corona with a white reflector and highly engineered carbon insulators facing...

Jeff Bezos, the founder of e-commerce giant Amazon, has stated his goals to pursue lunar settlement and habitation using Blue Origin, his space flight manufacturing and services venture. Bezos stated a lunar establishment would have constant access to sunlight, potential water deposits at the poles and...

In 2009, the concept of locating extra-terrestrial Earth-like planets was niche, but the launch of the Kelper space telescope changed all that. On April 18, 2018 NASA launched a superior version of Kelper, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) which is expected to further expand our...

Using the historical NASA launch pad that sent the first man to the moon some 50 years ago, SpaceX’s latest accomplishment successfully sent its test payload into the solar system. Twice as large as its closest competitor and costing one tenth NASA’s equivalent development, the Falcon...

Despite a key role in the 1969 Apollo moon landings, wide open land for a spaceport, and a space-related industry employing around 11,500 people, Australia is one of the few developed countries that does not have an established space agency or station. This week at the...

Former CSIRO CEO Dr Megan Clark AC will lead a review of Australia’s aerospace industry capability. Insiders say that Northern Territory may soon become the location for a domestic rocket launch facility, with apparent talks underway between the private sector and traditional owners. Read more: Australian Government...

NASA twins Scott and Mark Kelly participated in an unprecedented study. Scott spent a year on the International Space Station, while twin brother Mark stayed on Earth. Identical twin studies provide research control because the subjects have the same DNA. Preliminary findings show that Scott's telomeres (the...

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