Space

EU overhauls space policies

More than 10 per cent of the European Union’s GDP is already dependent on space-related services and major investments by the EU have enabled progress…


Plasma drive puts Mars within reach for humans

EXCLUSIVE Interplanetary travel: science has finally caught up with fiction, James Fitzgerald discovers. Gene “Star Trek” Roddenberry’s vision of a pioneering intergalactic society has been…



Space junk: too fast, too furious

The European Space Agency estimates there are 750,000 objects larger than 1 cm orbiting Earth. The risks from collisions are growing as the outer atmosphere…