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open UK takes a step closer to domestic launches as Skyrora fires up Skylark-L 13
open NASA's Human Spaceflight boss hits eject a week before SpaceX crew launch 33
open Dickens' forgotten spaceship classic: A Tale of Three Missions 5
open NASA launches guide to Lunar etiquette now that private operators will share the Moon with governments 34
By ThatOne
open India opens its space industry to private companies 19
open Worried about the magnetic North Pole sprinting towards Russia? Don't be, boffins say, it'll be back sooner or later 33
open There's a new comet in town and you don't need a fancy multi-million-dollar telescope to see it. Just regular eyeballs 8
By Yes Me
open Two weeks before the first US commercial crew launch, NASA spanks more cash on an autumn Soyuz seat 6
open Meteorite's tiny secrets reveal Solar System's sodium-rich, alkaline liquid past – a clue to formation of life 19
By Puuru
open Psst... Wanna buy some stock in a spaceplane company? Virgin would like a word 11
open Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit 72
open US piles yet more charges on Theranos CEO, COO. We could do with good blood testing now... and this wasn't it 23
open Briny liquid may be more common on Mars than once thought, unlikely to support life as we know it 23
By ThatOne
open There's a world out there with a hexagon vortex over its pole packed with hydrocarbon ice crystals. That planet is Saturn 31
open I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers 80
open We dunno what's more wild: This vid of Japan's probe bouncing off an asteroid to collect a sample – or that the rock was sun-burnt 25
By jake
open Quick Q: Er, why is the Moon emitting carbon? And does this mean it wasn't formed from Theia hitting Earth? 55
open There's a black hole lurking within 1,000 light years of Earth – and you can see stars circling it with the naked eye 69
By tfb
open China successfully launches its biggest-ever space truck to fire up its space station ambitions 18
open Virgin Galactic takes another step towards blasting Richard Branson into space 28
By IGotOut
open NASA signs deals to put a rocket under Artemis flights until 2029 25
open Bye, Russia: NASA wheels out astronauts, describes plan for first all-American manned launch into orbit since 2011 26
By RegGuy1
open Bezos to the Moon: Blue Origin joins SpaceX and Dynetics in a three-horse lunar lander race 34
open The ultimate 4-wheel-drive: How ESA's keeping XMM-Newton alive after 20 years and beyond 35
By Xiox
open ATLAS flubbed: Comet heading our way takes one look at Earth, self-destructs into house-sized chunks 43
By herman
open SpaceX's Elon Musk high on success after counting '420' Starlinks in orbit and Frosty the Starship survives cryo test 38
By tfb
open Where were you in drought season? Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov dumped 230 million litres of water as it whizzed through Solar System 14
By xyz
open Watch now the three UFO videos uncovered by Blink-182 star – and today officially released by the Pentagon 60
open Famously flawed, it is 30 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched 20
open Nineteen mysterious invaders from another Solar System spotted hanging around the outside edge of ours 19
By Sparkus
open Want to put a satellite into orbit for US comms? Whoa, says Uncle Sam: Where's your space crash risk assessment? 15
By hoola
open Geoboffins reckon extreme rainfall might help some volcanoes pop off 32
open I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Light-powered nanocardboard robots dancing in the Martian sky searching for alien life 25
open If you want to take social distancing to the next level, and go to the Moon, take this: A complete lunar geology map 11
open How's your night sky looking? The Reg chats to astroboffin Mark McCaughrean about Starlink and leaving a mark 29
open Somewhere, way out there, two black holes, one large and one small, merged. And here on Earth, we detected the gravitational wave blast 21
open Self-isolation champions fresh home from a jaunt in orbit wonder if they've returned to the wrong version of Earth 4
By KarMann
open Boffins examine interstellar comet Borisov to find out what its home was like. Pretty unpleasant, it seems 18
open Fomalhaut b exoplanet may have been cloud in a trench coat: Massive 'world' formed after 'mid-space super-prang' 12
open 20 years deep into a '2-year' mission: How ESA keeps Cluster flying 37
open NASA makes May 27 its US independence day from Russian rockets: America's back in the astronaut business after nearly nine years 49
open Star's rosette orbit around our supermassive black hole proves Einstein's Theory of General Relativity correct 77
open ESA's exoplanet hunter Cheops gets the green light to start checking out future spots mankind could settle on 5
open Kepler telescope is dead but the data lives on: Earth-sized habitable zone planet found after boffins check for errors 13
open Choose your own thrill ride: A Florida slidewire or catching a rocket by helicopter 5
open It's official! Space travel increases the brain size of astronauts, even when they're back on Mother Earth 21
By Chris G
open NASA dons red and blue cardboard 3D glasses to drive Curiosity rover because its GPUs are stuck in the office 34
By Getmo
open Astroboffins suspect twin-star smash may be the culprit for most biggest and brightest supernova yet spotted 9
open Rewriting the checklists: 50 years since Apollo 13 reported it 'had a problem' – and boffins saved the day 22
open BepiColombo probe swings by Earth on way to Mercury – the Solar System's must-visit coronavirus-free resort 16
By phuzz


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