What are the key differences between two of NASA’s yet-to-be-launched missions?
You can usually see them stuck in orbit, but sometimes they just need to come crashing down to Earth. We take a look at when satellites fall.
Find out why manmade satellites don’t crash into each other all the time
Sophie Allan at the National Space Centre looks at whether astronauts can land on the surface of comets – our Solar System’s travelling space snowballs
The crew of Apollo 1 were the first fatalities in America’s space programme, but they will forever be remembered as pioneers of manned space exploration
The man without whom NASA might never have made it to the Moon.
Having been with NASA for over 25 years, Bill Ingalls tells us what it’s like to take photos for the world’s biggest space agency.
What have we sent to the hottest planet in the Solar System?
Find out here what g-force astronauts have to endure
The science of re-entry explained.
As Comet ISON’s life hangs in the balance, find out how this spacecraft helps us see the solar environment.
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How many companies and agencies are building vehicles to take humans into space?
As the International Space Station celebrates its 15th anniversary we take a look at the history, purpose and fate of mankind’s greatest achievement.
In 1966 Jim le Blanc was exposed to a near-vacuum with almost disastrous consequences
Obviously there are heavy spoilers in this post, so read on at your own peril…
We speak to the world-famous former astronaut about his life in space
Watch some amazing footage of a Saturn V rocket launching to the Moon.
Kevin Grazier, the science advisor for Alfonso Cuarón’s new sci-fi thriller Gravity, talks about the concepts behind the movie and explains why they’re not that far removed from real life.
Would the crew have to leave the space station?
We spoke to Steve Isakowitz about the work this pioneering private space company is doing, and what we can expect in the future.