SpaceX signs first private passenger to fly around the moon

Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle.

Roche boss says Brexit and curbs on drug use pose threat to UK science

Uncertainty over drug regulation and a reluctance by Britain’s health service to use certain pricey modern medicines pose a threat to the country’s respected life sciences sector, the head Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Thursday.

British companies, academics excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit

British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union’s Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.

Scientists investigate icy streams for survival clues

A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt.

Bubbling Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.

Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa’s southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.

Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.