A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars has landed on the red planet after a six-month, 480-million-kilometre journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.
Described as not science fiction, but science faction, this new documentary blends expert interviews, dramatic space-scapes and an imagined starship journey in its exploration of the quest for interstellar travel.
A South Australian scientist has developed a rocket that can be fuelled by magnesium harvested from space junk orbiting Earth or mined from the surface of Mars.
When Adelaide-born astronaut Andy Thomas prepared for his first long-duration space flight in 1998, he trained with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Treshcheov and Alex Akulov.
The countdown has begun. In a first for South Australia, two Russian cosmonauts will join experts from Australia’s space industry to deliver the 2015 Flinders University Investigator Lecture.