Space

RSS
Cruise narrowly avoided mission in doomed shuttle

The star wanted to join the crew of the US Space Shuttle Columbia and had hoped to join the fateful mission after being…

video Watch: Hunting secrets of asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs

Scientists are travelling back more than 60 million years in history to drill deep under the ocean floor in search of clues…

Stage 2 green light for Kiwi rocket

Watch: Kiwi rocket tech pioneers show off the test firing of their stage 2 rocket engine.

Video

Zoo shoots and kills gorilla to save boy in enclosure video Zoo shoots and kills gorilla to save boy in enclosure

A special zoo response team has shot and killed a…

Watch: Herald rugby experts discuss new ABs squad video Watch: Herald rugby experts discuss new ABs squad

Rugby writers Patrick McKendry and Gregor Paul discuss…

More Video
Earth by night a spectral delight
Earth by night a spectral delight

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) see the world at night on every orbit - that's 16 times each crew…

Tiny speck caused crack in space station
Tiny speck caused crack in space station

When you sit around imagining life aboard the ISS one thing you probably don't want to think about is a space junk slamming…

Kiwi scientists continue work with SpaceX
Kiwi scientists continue work with SpaceX

A small team of Kiwi scientists expect to keep working with SpaceX as the California-based company makes an ambitious push…

Eclipse draws tourists to totality
Eclipse draws tourists to totality

Where's the best place to watch next year's US eclipse? If you're thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty…

Space

Rockets in stockpile feuded by space companies
Rockets in stockpile feuded by space companies

They were once among the fiercest weapons of the Cold War, capable of delivering nuclear warheads to…

Who will share in the space mining boom?

One solitary asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in platinum and other metals. Exploiting these resources could…

Nasa searching for a 'shack' in space

They call it the Outpost, a high-tech outer-space shack that could house four astronauts for up to 60 days.

Billionaire pledges $100m to build butterfly-size spaceships

Yuri Milner's team plans to develop tiny, unmanned spaceships designed to fly on a research mission.

The health hazards of space tourism
The health hazards of space tourism

As commercial space travel becomes more of a reality, there are still some serious health risks to consider…

A multi-millionaire with neat space idea

WATCH: Bigelow Aerospace is set to send its expandable habitat to the International Space Station.

Space station getting inflatable room

Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room.

Tired of life on Earth? You could try Mars

It would take six to eight months' travel by rocket, if the planet is lined up with Earth in the right way.

Kiwi's 'once in a lifetime' meteor shot

Wellington photographer says image of stunning 'shooting star' streaking across New Zealand night sky was happy coincidence…

In space, no one can save your hair
In space, no one can save your hair

Scientists have just found space travel is apparently bad for your hair.

Space Archives

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Nasa balloon gets lift-off Nasa balloon gets lift-off

Nasa has successfully launched a super pressure balloon…

Nasa mega-balloon test flight postponed Nasa mega-balloon test flight postponed

A much anticipated test flight for a Nasa super pressure…

More National Aeronautics and Space Administration

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 29 May 2016 22:55:48 Processing Time: 1274ms