Dr Morris Jones is an Australian space analyst and writer.
China’s leap into space
The newly launched space station has no crew as yet, but the invite list makes for plenty of speculation.
Playing Monopoly in space
Privatising astronaut launches was only one objective of the latest venture beyond the atmosphere.
Remembering the Moonwalk
It was the moment humans first stepped on another world, yet after the Apollo missions, why haven’t people been back?
North Korea’s uranium and prospects of a stealthier bomb
Counting Pyongyang’s missiles for potential nuclear weapons is understandable but perhaps we need to think smaller, too.
The “satellite clause” for North Korea’s rockets
If North Korea does launch another satellite, will this really be an act to cover another missile test?
Breaking Russia’s space stranglehold
America’s new spacecraft represents a significant strategic shift in space.
The new Middle Eastern space race
Israel’s mission to the moon is indicative of a trend where spaceflight in the Middle East is linked to politics.
China takes off for the Moon, tethered by politics at home
A special space mission would usually get blanket coverage, but the timing is awkward for Beijing to showcase science.