News - Space Exploration & Missions

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

Suit up for Extra Vehicular Activity

Suit Up for Extra Vehicular Activity

July 6, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first space EVA (extra vehicular activity), or “spacewalk”. An EVA is when an astronaut wears a special space suit (called an EMU, Extravehicular...Read More

Meet New Horizons

Meet New Horizons

June 29, 2015

Approved in 2001 and launched in 2006, New Horizons is a NASA space probe sent to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Costing $650 million (USD) over 15 years, only 25 cents per person in the US...Read More

The Pluto Problem

The Pluto Problem

June 24, 2015

Pluto has certainly had its share of media attention in the past, and the spotlight is set to shine in its direction again as NASA’s New Horizon probe nears the dwarf planet. Discovered in...Read More