Two of the Pilbara’s finest have been left gobsmacked after their usual night on the beat was interrupted by a meteor — and it was all captured on bodycam. WATCH THE VISION.
Forget Ground Control and Major Tom, if you really want a space oddity look no further than Jeff Bezos slipping the bonds of Earth in what looks like the bell end of a rocket-powered phallus.
Ben O'SheaThe West Live Host
The world’s richest man Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday night on the first crewed flight of his New Shepard rocket.
Sir Richard Branson hailed the ‘experience of a lifetime’ after flying to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic's first fully crewed flight.
The billionaire has touted the flight as a precursor to a new era of space tourism, with the company he founded poised to begin commercial operations next year.
Like the original space race — a Cold War battle for aerospace supremacy between the USA and Soviet Union — the 21st century version is about prestige and ego. But this time it’s between billionaires.
The world-first detection of the aftermath of the two most extreme and enigmatic objects in the universe colliding has made waves in the study of astrophysics — literally and figuratively.
A trio of international artists has produced a collection of music that captures the mysterious sounds of space. And the resulting compositions are eerie, visceral and entirely compelling.
Ever wondered just how many sets of eyes are watching us from above? A new study has taken one step further towards answering just that. And it’s more than you think.
Technology developed and built right here in WA could be used for future NASA missions to the moon and beyond with a $4 million funding boost for space researchers by the Federal Government.
Stargazers around the world were treated to a rare spectacle - a super blood moon. Here are some of the best pics of this phenomenon.
West Aussies were treated to one of the best views of the super blood moon last night, with many gathering as King’s Park to snap a photo of the rare phenomenon.
A leading academic has urged Australia to take a role in encouraging responsible behaviour in space as world powers engage in an arms race.
Here are the best places in Perth to see the rare astronomical phenomenon and how to snap the best picture.
An out-of-control rocket expected to plummet to Earth this morning has passed over the south west corner of WA.
A large Chinese rocket body is set to plummet back to Earth today — one of the biggest pieces of space debris to fall to Earth — but nobody knows where it will land.
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American astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the Apollo 11 command module that took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin within reach of the moon, has died.
SEE THE VIDEO: Space Exploration Technologies’s newest and biggest rocket pulled off its first successful landing, then exploded a brief time later and was engulfed by fire.
NASA has unveiled a video of the Mars Perseverance rover captured as it touched down on the red planet, and released the first audio recorded on the surface of Mars. LISTEN.
NASA's rover Perseverance has landed safely on the floor of a Mars crater, its first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the red planet. SEE THE PHOTOS.
Astrophotographers dedicate their time to exposing the night sky in a level of detail that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Perth’s new International Space Centre was launched today at the University of WA, with the State uniquely positioned to capitalise on the multi-billion-dollar global space industry.
With a telescope and camera in tow, Luke Hetherington sets off on night adventures to capture a side of some of the region’s most photogenic places some have never seen before.
A dispute that would normally be confined to regulatory filings is spilling into public view, in a spat that showcases the large personalities involved as Musk and Bezos chase dreams in the sky.
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