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December 4, 2018 7:00 PM Russia's secret weapon: Moscow risks US fury launching FIVE orbits instead of agreed four

RUSSIA has fuelled suspicions the nation has sent a secret weapon onto orbit after security concerns were raised when they launched five orbital bodies into space instead of the agreed four. According to a report, the US military raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch when they found five orbital objects leaving the rocket instead of the four that had previously 10

December 3, 2018 10:42 PM Michelle Obama net worth: How much is Michelle Obama worth now she's no longer First Lady?

MICHELLE Obama’s memoir Becoming is selling record numbers in the book charts - but how much is the former First Lady worth now? The wife of former United States President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama spent eight years in the White House as First Lady between 2009 and 2017. Since leaving Washington, Michelle, 54, has delivered several addresses focused 14

December 3, 2018 11:49 AM Russia successfully launches manned Soyuz rocket following October failure

Three astronauts - NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, and Canada's David Saint-Jacques - make it safely into orbit. NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, Canada's David Saint-Jacques were aboard the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday as part of Expedition 58. After launching at 11.31am GMT the three are set to dock at the International 11

October 18, 2018 11:19 AM Man still longing to drive car he drew when he was eight

Sales manager Roy Hobbs said he would love to own the child’s idea of the ideal car, which features several gun turrets and ‘rocket boosters’. Hobbs said: “It may not be an obvious status symbol like a top-of-the-range BMW but it does have a massive gatling gun on top, which would make it easy to find in a car park. “BMWs, and in fact most cars designed 28

October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 26

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM NASA rocket rescue: US and Russian astronauts in ISS emergency after Soyuz rocket failure

A RUSSIAN Soyuz rocket carrying one Russian and one US astronaut has been forced to make an emergency landing after a failure was detected shortly after take-off from Kazakhstan. Russian news agencies reported that booster rockets carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on a mission headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air, forcing the crew to abort 11

October 9, 2018 9:20 AM Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is "weeks" away from its first trip into space. "We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," the firm's founder and chief executive told news website CNBC. He said the firm would be taking people into space "not too long after" 10

September 18, 2018 5:27 AM Russia blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria 'friendly-fire' incident

The aircraft was coming into land at a base in Syria when it is said to have been downed by air defence missiles. It said Israeli jets attacking targets nearby had "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences". Russia's defence ministry said the aircraft, carrying 15 servicemen, disappeared from radar 22 miles (35km) off Syria 20

September 18, 2018 1:39 AM Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to become moon space tourist

It is not yet clear how much he has paid for the trip on SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket or when it is likely to take place. Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa declared "I choose to go the the Moon" after being introduced by SpaceX's chief executive Elon Musk at the company's headquarters in California. The ex punk band drummer made his money in online fashion with his company 17

September 12, 2018 3:45 AM Libya's Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

The only working airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night. The airport had only reopened on Friday following clashes between rival militias. A UN-backed government is nominally in power 11