A Gold Coast firm is set to become the second Queensland company in less than six months to launch a test rocket as the race for space heats up across the nation.
Humans have done a remarkable job of making their presence felt on Earth, and now we're spreading to outer space. In doing so we've given rise to a fertile new profession: space archaeology.
A crewless capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX program successfully returns to earth after visiting the International Space Station, raising prospects for human space flight from US soil once more.
Scientists and engineers have reached a major milestone by completing important designs for world's biggest radio telescope, based in Western Australia.
They are the most highly-trained pilots in the world, but six months in space reduces astronauts' driving skills to that of an L-plater.
Australia hasn't exactly been at the centre of the space race but now, the Federal Government thinks astronauts and rockets could be on the horizon for Australia. Some in the space industry say they're being a little optimistic.
Exactly half a century ago, the risks involved in deciding to send the crew of Apollo 8 into lunar orbit for Christmas in 1968 would make the Moon landing seem easy in comparison, NASA insiders remember.
The Pentagon's new Space Command will be the first step towards the US President's much-touted Space Force and will work to protect America's vast array of military satellites, which are largely unprotected.