High school students will embark on a mission to Mars and learn what it's like to follow science and engineering careers, thanks to UNSW's Pathways to Space project.
Australia's space capabilities have received a significant boost with the opening of the country's first centre for satellite and space engineering.
A program to encourage high school students into space-based research and study is among three UNSW projects to receive more than $9 million in Australian Space Research Program funding.
The first solid evidence of a new class of medium-sized black holes has been discovered in a distant galaxy by an international team of astronomers.
UNSW space scientists have outshone NASA by scoring a higher academic paper citation rate, according to the latest international ranking of universities and space science institutions.