Major Tim Peake will spend six hours out fixing solar panels in the International Space Station
Sirius, popularly known as the Dog Star and the brightest in the sky, will be particularly prominent this month
Betty Barker, 79, said she put the phone down because she didn’t want to 'take any more notice' of the astronaut
The 3-kilometer-long asteroid (named 163899, or 2003 SD220) will be sailing by at a safe distance of 6.7 million miles
The huge, celestial light isn’t in a galaxy far, far away — it’s in our own Milky Way, about 1,350 light-years from us
As Tim Peake becomes the first Briton in space for two decades, here's what happens to the body during long-term space flight
His work will consist of experiments and the testing of technology that could be used in future missions to the moon and to Mars – though there’s a lot of chores to be done, too
Nine minutes after blasting into space, Mr Peake is anticipating a sight that has entranced all who have gone before him
'Today the UK will trigger the next scientific revolution to turn science fiction into science fact'
'You have tears in your eyes and you can’t help but to become a child again'
The Cassini probe's infrared camera manage to penetrate the moon's hazy atmosphere
The 43-year-old will become Britain’s first 'official' astronaut when he blasts 400km above the Earth next week
The next round of Nasa's astronaut program is opening soon – just how much do you know about the selection process?
Seti survey of KIC 8462852 rules out existence of radio signals that could indicate alien presence
The technique used to discover the clouds could one day be used to predict the chances of life existing on distant Earth-like planets
Investment in space tourism ventures has long been the preserve of billionaires. But now BAE Systems has made a play