Nicola Baumann's dream is to go to the ISS. The fighter pilot has applied to be Germany's first female astronaut. She's one of 30 women taking part in the selection process. Will she make the grade?
China's ambitious space program could also be a chance for the European Space Agency to grow. The Europeans can't afford big projects such as Mars missions or building lunar bases on their own, says DW's Frank Sieren.
BepiColombo is set to begin its long journey to one of the least studied of Earth's seven neighboring planets. It is hoped the probe will offer insights into how our solar system was formed.
Nine astronauts have been named to ride the SpaceX and Boeing capsules to the International Space Station. The commercial flights will be the first to carry people from the US since the end of the space shuttle program.
US President Donald Trump's plan for a Space Force will not change the way we explore beyond our planet. The development of civilian space travel has always been linked to the military, says DW’s Fabian Schmidt.
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