The Space Launch System (SLS) is the next step in NASA’s space exploration programme. The retirement of the Space Shuttle in July 2011 has left America without a…

We spoke to the chief engineer on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket about how development is progressing What is your role as chief engineer? My job is to manage…

Right now, companies around the world are building a new breed of super launcher that will have the capability to take bigger payloads in greater numbers beyond low…

The Falcon Heavy is American company SpaceX’s answer to the heavy-lift conundrum. It currently has a rocket in use called the Falcon 9, which is responsible for taking…

How the ‘Father of Rocket Science’ went from working for the Nazis to becoming an American space hero. Von Braun is a man who splits opinion, to say…

Some of the largest vehicles ever put into military operation were developed by the Soviet Union during the latter years of the Cold War; the descendants of which…

Cosmodrome — the first and largest cosmodrome in the world, who is now the territory of Kazakhstan, in the Kyzyl-Orda region, near the village of Tyr-there. Construction Baikonur…

1 They’re vital to future missions While we’ve carried out some missions to asteroids we’ve never had a prolonged stay on the surface of an asteroid. Future missions,…