space

Stage flight: How Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte launched himself into space

The story of how Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte launched himself from Montreal busker to astronaut by way of Cirque du Soleil.

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How Space Affects The Body

Here are five ways being in space affects your health and wellbeing.

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Go to your happy place

Can spending time in the right space make you happier?

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Could we have a ninth planet?

Astronomers believe they have found a ninth planet in our solar system.

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“Humanity’s Public Library” beamed from outer space

A company is looking to beam virtual libraries from space to provide education to people in remote areas

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Stunning new images of Pluto

New false colour images show Pluto’s textured surface

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Move over man-caves, women are finding refuge in she-sheds

In another great leap for equality women are finally getting a ‘room of one’s own’.

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Astronauts captured amazing footage of the Aurora lights

This is what the aurora lights look like from space.

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Cyclists show how much space bike saves

Clever cyclists have found an ingenious way to demonstrate how much space bikes save on roads in Latvia.

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Australians catch a celestial light show

Australians caught a glimpse of a celestial light show last night, when a pink room rose for a total lunar eclipse.

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Olympic flame begins marathon relay to Sochi

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch is lit in ancient Olympia, heralding the start of what will be the longest torch relay for any Winter Games, including a trip to space.

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China’s great space ambitions

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth this week touching down after a successful 15-day mission, the country’s fifth space exploration since 2003. We take a look in pictures at the super-power’s great space ambitions.

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Millionaire will send married couple to Mars

One lucky pair will receive the trip of a lifetime, as entrepreneur Dennis Tito unveiled plans today to send a couple to Mars in 2018.

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Iranians launch monkey into space

Iran has launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

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Felix Baumgartner jumps from balloon hovering 24 miles above Earth

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner leapt into the stratosphere from a balloon 24 miles above Earth, at speeds topping 700 miles per hour. Making him the first skydiver to break the speed of sound.

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Mars Rover finds first evidence of water

NASA scientists announce the Mars rover has found evidence that a stream once flowed near its landing site on the Red Planet.

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New images from Mars

NASA releases new images of Mars from its Curiosity Rover, comparing landscape to the Mojave Desert.

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NASA’s Curiosity Lands on Mars

Mission controllers cheer after the Mars science Laboratory rover ‘Curiosity’ lands on Mars to begin surface exploration.

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Nasa’s Mars Rover on target for landing

The Mars Rover Curiosity hurtles closer to the Red Planet, on track “to fly through the eye of the needle” for a precise, safe landing. It’s hoping to unlock clues about possible life on Mars.

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Venus set for rare solar pass

Venus will slide between the Sun and Earth next week, the last such transit for 117 years.

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Sky high

Apartment living has been redefined with a community-friendly block that challenges conventional views of shared space. Meet the two people behind Wakefield Street apartments whose dining room becomes public viewing for Wellington, MiNDFOOD reports.

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‘Australian’ comet captured by NASA

A spectacular image of a comet found from an Australian observatory is among the first pictures to be captured by NASA’s new satellite telescope, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Close quarters

After three decades in the same boxy, 32-square-metre dwelling, Hong Kong architect Gary Chang has come up with an innovative answer to the increasingly cramped lives of many urban dwellers, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Obama abandons man’s return to the moon

US President Barack Obama has abandoned plans to return US astronauts to the moon by ending the costly Constellation next-generation rocket program.

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