Space trash - discarded satellites and broken relics of space travel - has become a serious problem, clogging up satellite orbits around the earth. Now Germany's space agency is developing a robotic garbageman to clean those orbital paths up.
A technical glitch has caused SpaceX to delay the first commercial flight of a new rocket as it was about to blast off. The rocket needs to complete seven successful flights before it can transport astronauts for NASA.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has delivered a pair of satellites into orbit that will measure subtle fluctuations in the earth's gravity. The German Center for Geosciences and NASA jointly funded the mission.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
Brexit is not all the UK's handling right now. It's passed a new law to help it become the first European country with its own spaceports. DW visited one of the potential sites on a stormy Scottish afternoon.
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