Today In Space
Your portal to space news. Find out what’s new in space and astronomy, follow our space calendar, and explore upcoming launches.
Week In Space
Tuesday 20 March 2018
- Spring Equinox occurs at 16:15 GMT, marking the point where the Sun is directly over the Earth’s equator and day and night are equal lengths.
Wednesday 21 March 2018
- Soyuz launch of new ISS crew (Expedition 55). NASA astronauts A.J. (Drew) Feustel and Ricky Arnold and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev launch to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft from Kazakhstan. Launch at 17:44 GMT.
Friday 23 March 2018
- 1965 (53 years ago):
Launch of Gemini 3, beginning America’s first two-person space mission.
- 2001 (17 years ago):
Deliberate disposal of the ageing Russian MIR space station over the South Pacific.