Hawking and the $100m mission to the stars
An amazing team of billionaires and scientists have announced a mind-blowing new space project. Using nanotechnology and lasers, they could reach Earth’s nearest star in a generation.
Google car crash casts doubt on robot powers
One of Google’s self-driving cars crashed into a bus in the USA. But the company says that its experiments with robots will change the world. Are they right?
ExoMars blasts off in search of alien life
In February, the Russian and European space agencies teamed up to launch the ExoMars satellite into space. Its mission: to look for signs of life on Mars. What if it is successful?
Down-to-earth astronaut launches into space
Tim Peake, Britain’s first ever astronaut at the International Space Station, has now spent four weeks orbiting Earth. The newspapers call him a hero. Are they right?
Nuclear blast zone is new wildlife ‘paradise’
Twenty-nine years ago humans were forced to leave the area surrounding Chernobyl after a massive nuclear meltdown. Now, it is teeming with wildlife. Why?
Liquid water found on Mars
NASA confirms liquid water exists on Mars’s surface. This would mean alien life and human settlement is possible on the planet. Would it be a good idea for humans to make their home there?
India joins space elite with mission to Mars
At its first attempt, India has put a satellite into orbit around Mars. It is an amazing achievement. But can a nation with so many problems on Earth afford to travel into Space?
The age of robot chefs
A London company has made a robot capable of cooking meals and plans to be selling it by 2017. Will humans soon be able to give all difficult jobs to machines?
Chinese robot lands on the moon
A Chinese spacecraft has landed on the moon’s surface. It is an important step in China’s space agenda. But will other countries try to rival and catch up with...