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.
The Farnborough Airshow is a week of hot heavy metal, military choppers, fantastic fly displays, and dreams of future space travel all in one. And it's on now in the UK.
Sure, there's been the odd mention of the UK's leaving the European Union at Farnborough, and the odd announcement that says "there's still a great in Great Britain." But aerospace is so global, you're unlikely to care.
In collaboration with NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced plans for the construction of the first human colony on the moon, a little more than a decade in the future. Julian Ryall reports.
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.
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