Plans to develop a spaceport to launch suborbital satellites from on Aboriginal-owned land in East Arnhem Land are underway and the ABC has been told the project is on track, with a rocket potentially in the air this dry season. But could the site function like a rocket airport for organisations like NASA?
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.
The giant six-engine Stratolaunch jet, with a 117-metre wingspan, is designed to launch small satellites while in the air and the test flight brings to life a dream held by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
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.
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.
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.