The Earth’s atmosphere shields our planet from most harmful cosmic radiation. Astronauts in space, however, have no such protection. Researchers are looking into the impact on them with the use of two specially designed dummies.
Humans dream of inhabiting other planets. But going to Mars is still a huge challenge. DW's Olivera Zivkovic visited a Mars habitat — a base that could enable living and working on the Moon or Mars.
He started his career as a printer and socialist boy scout. Then he became a fighter pilot, cosmonaut and political icon. Through his life, Sigmund Jähn remained dedicated to space exploration and science.
An aerospace startup in Japan has successfully launched a rocket into space. It's the first privately developed Japanese spacecraft to reach orbit.
It's a package holiday with a difference: NASA has said it's opening up the International Space Station to commercial space travel. But you'll need deep pockets to venture into deep space.
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