Astronaut

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dead at 90

American astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 command module while his crewmates became the first people to walk on the Moon, died on Wednesday after battling cancer, his family ...

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dead at 90

ISS sets its research scope on longer space missions

Detect harmful radiation, pilot a rover module, learn better sleep and body maintenance: astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for future missions even further afield -- ...

ISS sets its research scope on longer space missions

China launches Moon probe to bring back lunar rocks

A rocket heading for the moon to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades blasted off from China on Tuesday in the latest milestone for Beijing’s spacefaring ambitions

A Long March 5 rocket carrying China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe launches from the Wenchang Space Center on China's southern Hainan Island on 24 November on a mission to bring back lunar rocks, the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from the moon in four decades