Google is in talks to buy a stake in Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson's space tourism business, that would give it access to satellite launch technology, according to reports.
Astronomers who thought they had detected echoes of the big bang may have only seen the effects of space dust
Branson says SpaceShipTwo will enter service this year – with him and his children aboard – despite unproven technology
Before I saw Gravity, I had zero interest. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts? Give me a break.
It's been, like, forever since a space film made any serious impact at the Oscars: you have to go back to Avatar in 2010 for anything remotely in the same ballpark.
This is the ultimate in bragging rights.
Sir Patrick Moore, who has died aged 89, had the air of a crusty, uncompromising bachelor and slightly dotty boffin who could have walked straight out of a Victorian or Edwardian novel.
Standing at the edge of space above the deserts of New Mexico, Felix Baumgartner paused slightly.