South Africa and Russia have announced a new joint space project. It will be based in the North West. Not that luxurious, but we’ll take it!
‘He’s a lovely Englishman, but…’: William Shatner defended his trip into space after Prince William ranted about how billionaires should rather focus on fixing the Earth.
My piggybank’s bigger than yours: As his wealth gap is widening, Tesla’s Elon Musk took a dig at Jeff Bezos by tweeting a silver medal emoji.
Grimes is on the rebound! The musician is joking that she wants to colonise one of Jupiter’s moons following her split from Elon Musk.
‘District 9 part 2 the shrimp are back!’: Social media users were quick on the uptake following a strange black circle ‘hovering’ over Pretoria.
Bright lights and the big city: This is what Johannesburg and parts of the West and East Rand in Gauteng look like from space.
An amazing video, taken from aboard the International Space Station, shows what an aurora over South Africa looks like.
South Africa has been chosen as the base of a new space company due to its highly skilled engineers and data scientists.
Made in China: The ‘meteor shower’ that lit up the sky across South Africa has been identified as the Chinese Yuanzheng-1S rocket being deorbited.
From sharing images from space of Venice and the Dubai golf club, Nasa astronaut, Shane Kimbrough also shared one of what Cape Town looks like at night.
NASA is looking to simulate a year-long Mars experience. Who will qualifies for this ‘pretend’ mission to the Red Planet?
Jeff Bezos spent a few minutes in space on reusable rocket built by his firm Blue Origin as part of a four-member crew, in a small step toward his stated goal of building floating space colonies.
Wally Funk has spent the past 60 years trying to find a way into space after the Woman in Space Programme was shut down in 1961.
Sir Richard Branson, three fellow passengers, and two pilots reached space on Sunday to mark a giant leap for space tourism.
It appears that extraterrestrials have stopped visiting Earth during the pandemic – with only one reported sighting of an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) in SA.
A bidder has paid over R380 million for a seat with Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos when he launches his out of earth spaceship in July this year.
SpaceX successfully landed its Starship rocket during a test flight. It was a big deal too – previous prototypes all went up in flames.
Happy Star Wars Day! May the force be with you.
The Long March 5B rocket – successfully launched by China on 28 April 2021 – is returning from outer space. Where will it land? No one knows
Russia’s space agency said it hoped to launch its own orbital station in 2025 as Moscow considers withdrawing from the International Space Station programme to go it alone.
Virgin Galactic has unveiled its newest addition to its fleet of next-generation spaceships.
Sky watchers, gather ’round. We’ve collected all the major celestial events in one place, for your convenience. From rocket launches and meteor showers to eclipses and notable space events, find it all here.
If all goes according to plan, this will be the 15th successful test flight.
Ingenuity will lift off on Sunday, 11 April to conduct the first-ever powered flight over Martian skies.
NASA ruled out the possibility of the Apophis asteroid hitting earth in 2068 on Friday. It passed the planet earlier this month.