Friday Nov 15
Ben Griffiths: Space sector could give a valuable boost to the nascent economic recovery
Tales of space exploration have always had the ability to capture the imagination, from Neil Armstrong's historic 'one small step' on the surface of the moon to the adrenaline-fuelled rescue of Apollo 13. That mission's commander, astronaut Jim Lovell - who was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the Hollywood film - held an audience of some 700 in the palm ... (more)
NASA to replace Russia's Soyuz with commercial spaceships by 2017
NASA plans to give up Russia's space travel services by 2017, switching all cargo and manned launches to missions performed by the national commercial space industry.
Italian astronaut returns to earth on Russian space craft
Rome, November 11 - Astronaut Luca Parmitano, the first Italian to walk in space, returned to earth on Monday from the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
Olympic Torch to Make History With First Ever Spacewalk
Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, holds the Olympic torch, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA , wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket for launch, on November 7, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Earth & Sky
First-ever deep space craft, Orion, powered up
The Orion spacecraft - planned to carry astronauts on missions beyond low-Earth orbit - has been powered on for the first time at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.