News - Space Exploration & Missions

First Man blog post

Fifty Years Ago…

October 3, 2018

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Programme’s first successful outer space launch. October 11, 1968 marks NASA’s first successful mission to space, Apollo 7. This was...Read More

Europa alien planet for life

Europa – A Promising Alien World

July 13, 2018

Stardome educator, Josh Kirkley, dives into the exciting topic of our search for life outside of Earth.  Why water? Earth has always been the stand out planet in our Solar System. Not only are...Read More

NASA Mars Announcement Curiosity Rover

NASA Announces its Recent Discovery on Mars

June 8, 2018

In a ground-breaking announcement from NASA,  the Martian rover, Curiosity, has discovered organic molecules on the surface of Mars. The Curiosity Rover was launched in 2011 and has spent the...Read More

Rocket Lab New Zealand's Place in Space

New Zealand’s Place in Space

May 31, 2018

Here at Stardome, we watch Rocket Lab and their every move like a hawk. We love knowing what’s going on in the world of space exploration and innovation and this interest skyrockets when some of...Read More

Yuri's Night - five Russian Space Facts

Read up on Russia

April 4, 2018

Russia is well represented in space history as the first nation to successfully put the first object into orbit and the first person into space. Despite their well-known achievements, there is a...Read More

Juno arrives at Jupiter

Juno Arrives at Jupiter!

July 1, 2016

This week a spacecraft on a five-year journey will finally arrive at its destination. NASA’s Juno Spacecraft was launched on August 5th, 2011 from Cape Canaveral and will arrive at Jupiter this...Read More

Yuri's Night

From Earth to Beyond – Yuri’s Journey

April 5, 2016

This year marks the 55th Anniversary since Yuri Gagarin became the first human to make it through our little blue planet's atmosphere and out into space. For many years, the United States and the...Read More

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko

Scott Kelly is Coming Home!

March 1, 2016

A year (actually 341 days) of orbiting at an average of 370km above Earth aboard the International Space Station is finally coming to a close for American astronaut Scott Kelly. Over the past 12...Read More