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Curiosity – Nine Years on Mars

August 24, 2021

The Curiosity rover celebrated a milestone birthday this month - an impressive nine years of exploration on Mars, and still going strong. The day a rover lands on Mars is typically considered its...Read More

China’s Space Race

July 21, 2021

Ever since the United States edged ahead in the space race against the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 70s they became the dominant player in space, and have remained leaders in the field ever...Read More

Ingenuity: The Little Helicopter That Could

June 18, 2021

When NASA’s Perseverance rover safely touched down on the red planet in early 2021, it wasn’t alone. It was carrying a passenger, safely stowed under the belly of the rover. That passenger was...Read More

Supermoons and Eclipses 2021

May 20, 2021

Whenever supermoons and eclipses make the news, people’s interest in the night sky soars. Big and bright in all its visible phases, the Moon (Earth’s closest neighbour in space) is difficult...Read More

NASA regains access to space from US soil

May 7, 2021

In the early morning hours of 21 July 2011, NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis landed at the Kennedy shuttle landing complex in Florida. It may have looked like a standard space shuttle landing, but...Read More

A Success in Perseverance

March 12, 2021

After a 6-month, 480,000,000-kilometre journey through deep space, NASA’s Perseverance rover finally reached Mars in the morning hours of February 19th, 2021. It endured the entire EDL (Entry,...Read More

Humans Persevere to Mars

February 4, 2021

Mark your calendars! February 19 will be a day to remember, as NASA’s most advanced rover ever built, Perseverance, heads for the surface of Mars. In just a few short weeks, people all over the...Read More