A Soyuz spacecraft has lifted off from the Baikonur space launch site, taking a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS). Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and American Scott Kelly are set to beat the record of the longest space trip.
Atmospheric carbon monoxide has been identified as a potential source of energy for microbes – if there are any – on and near the surface of the red planet, in the past as well as the present, according to a new study.
Mars has given us new clues about the possibilities of past life on the planet after NASA’s Curiosity rover found nitrates embedded in its rock. The elements are known on Earth as one of the key precursors to life.
A Faroese music band came up a great idea of how to celebrate the solar eclipse last Friday - they shot a live music video. For nearly six minutes, viewers saw the world around them darkening and then returning to normal.
Fifty years after the first ever spacewalk by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, despite huge progress it’s still dangerous and difficult work, astronaut Paolo Nespoli told RT. He recalls his mission to the ISS and explains why even a small step matters.
An Oregon craft brewery has announced it will sell a limited run of “space” beer next month. The very special batch of imperial stout was made using brewer’s yeast that successfully returned from space last fall, the company said.
People across Europe and other parts of the world gazed with awe skywards on Friday to see a rare type of solar eclipse, which has coincided with other celestial events such as the spring equinox and a supermoon.
The first man to walk in space, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov has taken part in jubilee celebrations and answered several questions submitted by social media users – 50 years after he took his historic first step into space.