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Rappler's latest stories on space travel


Wanted: Girlfriend to fly to the moon with Japanese billionaire

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:33 PM

The deadline to apply is January 17, 2020. Interested?

BOSS. Yusaku Maezawa, entrepreneur and then-chief of online fashion company Zozo and SpaceX BFR's first private passenger, poses with a miniature rocket and space helmet prior to start of a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo, October 9, 2018. (Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP)

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Thanks to a new study, we are a step closer to long-duration human spaceflight

SPACE TRAVEL. Artist’s rendering of a Mars artificial gravity transfer vehicle. Image from NASA

The rockets that are pushing the boundaries of space travel

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Today, NASA is so dependent on the private sector that the US space agency has signed contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to send astronauts to space beginning next year, as soon as their capsules are ready

'Passengers' and the real-life science of deep space travel

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Deep space travel technology has always been unattainable outside the fertile imaginations of filmmakers from Woody Allen and Ridley Scott to James Cameron and Christopher Nolan – until now

Russia's Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft carrying a International Space Station (ISS) crew blasts off from the launch pad to the International Space Station (ISS) early on November 18, 2016 local time. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

NASA shows 'best close-ups' of Pluto

Dec 05, 2015 - 8:33 PM

The US space agency calls the high resolution photos the best ever taken of the dwarf planet

British soprano suspends plans to sing in space

May 14, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Ms Brightman said that for personal family reasons her intentions have had to change and she is postponing her cosmonaut training and flight plans at this time says a statement on the singer s website

SARAH BRIGHTMAN'S SUPPOSED SPACE JOURNEY. She suspends her plans to launch into space and become the first singer to perform on the International Space Station due to family reasons. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

UAE launches project to send unmanned probe to Mars

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:06 AM

The Gulf state set up the UAE Space Agency to supervise and finance the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology to execute and manage all stages of the Mars probe project

Japan's Pocari Sweat bound for the moon?

Feb 23, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Makers of Pocari Sweat got involved with the project after scientists discovered traces of water on the moon

POCARI SWEAT IN SPACE? This TV commercial film from the early 2000s shows Russian astronaut Kontsntin Kozeev about to catch a bottle of the sports drink in a Russian space station. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Jiji Press

More Filipinos in space? One man thinks it's possible

Dec 16, 2013 - 12:36 AM

The former underdog is getting ready to go where no Filipino has gone before

FIRST FILIPINO. Chino Roque counting down the days until his flight into space. All Photos by Gen Cruz

New Christopher Nolan film starts prod

Aug 14, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Sci fi Interstellar set for release in November 2014

INTERSTELLAR. Christopher Nolan explores the limits of space travel in newest sci-fi flick

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin flawless in biopic

Jun 20, 2013 - 7:36 PM

The First Man in Space is portrayed at last in film amid the Russian government s campaign to foster patriotism through cinema

FIRST MAN IN SPACE. A 1991 postage stamp of cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968)