A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar probe including a lander and a rover blasts off from  Xichang launch centre in the Sichuan province of China in December. Photograph: VCG via Getty

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is prepa(...)

EuroMillions lottery winners Frances (centre) and Patrick  Connolly:  won the £114,969,775 million jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw. Photograph: Paul Faith

The first thing Northern Ireland’s £115 million (€127 million) EuroMillions jackpot winners are likely to want to do is take a holiday and they mentio(...)

The Sydney Opera House’s sails controversially become a blank canvas for the advertisers of the Everest horse race. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

In numbers: Galactic ambition 800 Number of would-be space tourists who have paid to take a trip on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic since the (...)

The Saudi Aramco IPO has been postponed indefinitely. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is primed to choose international banks to lend it $11 billion (€9.5 billion), filling the hole left by the delay(...)

Houston-based Orion Span’s Aurora Station is planned as a 35-by-14-foot module, or roughly the interior volume of a Gulfstream G550 private jet.

Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), an astronaut’s life is typically work, exercise, rest, repeat. But what if your chance of having the rig(...)

 Pendulum Summit 2018 keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson with UFC Fighter Conor McGregor and MC Alan Shortt on the main stage of the Convention Centre in Dublin.  Photograph:  McCabe Photography.

People can get excited when business bigwigs such as Sir Richard Branson are in town. Here to take part in the Pendulum Summit, the annual cringefest (...)

An artist’s impression shows Boom’s 55-seat supersonic aircraft. Photograph:  Reuters

Supersonic getting closer Supersonic travel is getting closer with a $10 million investment in Boom Supersonic by Japan Airlines (JAL). Boom Superson(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said his long-term vision involves having millions of people living and working in space. Photograph: The New York Times

Standing against the backdrop of his New Shepard rocket booster and a full-scale mock capsule for carrying humans into space, Jeff Bezos revealed this(...)

The EuroMillions could consider a holiday to the Caribbean island of Necker, which costs around  €74,000. Photograph: Getty

The first thing Ireland’s newest EuroMillions winner is likely to want to do is take a holiday and where better to do that than on the Caribbean islan(...)

A trip to space for you and your friends might be just the ticket if you’ve got a pile of money after the EuroMillions win. File photograph: Getty Images

This big EuroMillions win - what could a person do with all that loot? This week Pep Guardiola signed a three-year deal to manage Manchester City on (...)

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