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07 Sep 2018


Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

On August 15, PM Narendra Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send its astronauts to space by 2022.

06 Sep 2018


India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

India and France today announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO's first manned mission announced by PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day.

04 Sep 2018

Times of India

ISRO to set up satellite station in North Pole

Following on the footsteps of China, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now planning to set up a satellite ground control station in the bleak desolation of the North Pole.

28 Aug 2018


Work on human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief

India's space agency ISRO began work on developing critical technologies to send humans to space way back in 2004 but the project was not on the "priority list", its chief K Sivan said today.

12 Aug 2018


Indian-American scientist made mission to 'touch' the Sun a reality

NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe today- the world's first mission to 'touch' the sun. But few people know that the base for this was laid 60 years ago, thanks to an Indian-American scientist.

12 Aug 2018


No privatization plans, but will take private-players' help: ISRO Chairman

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has dismissed controversial allegations of him attempting to privatize ISRO.

12 Aug 2018

William Shatner

NASA launches the first ever mission to 'touch' the Sun

NASA launched the ambitious Parker Solar Probe today, after glitches delayed its original launch scheduled yesterday.

30 Jul 2018


Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

For most, science vs faith is a choice. For Indian-origin Richard D'Souza, science was simply a way to get closer to the divine.

26 Jul 2018


How to watch Century's longest lunar eclipse in India

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is almost upon us.

25 Jul 2018


Japan-based start-up 'Warpspace' to fly wedding plaques into space

The sky is no longer the limit for lovers looking for unusual ways to commemorate their nuptials, with a Japanese company now offering to blast commemorative wedding plaques into space.

21 Jul 2018


Japanese start-up to provide "on demand" meteor showers

Taking the idea of 'entertainment' to the next level, Tokyo-based start-up ALE Co. is developing a satellite system to deliver "shooting stars on demand", and expects to deliver the world's first artificial meteor shower over Hiroshima some time in 2020.

18 Jul 2018

Solar System

10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball

In a rather notable finding, astronomers have discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total satellites to a whopping 79 - by far the most moons found orbiting any planet.

07 Jul 2018


NASA's planet-hunting telescope Kepler running out of fuel

NASA's Kepler telescope, which helps hunt for new planets in outer space, has almost run out of fuel, the space agency received an indication recently.

05 Jul 2018

Andhra Pradesh

ISRO successfully carries out flight test for Crew Escape System

Indian Space Research Organization today successfully carried out a flight-test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System.

NASA discovers building blocks of life on Mars. 'Good sign'?

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered building blocks of life in 3-billion-year-old organic molecules on Mars, advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, US space-agency said.

08 Jun 2018


Incredible achievement: India discovers planet, joins distinguished league

In an incredible achievement, scientists at Ahmedabad's Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) have discovered a planet some 600 light years away from Earth, that revolves around a Sun-like star.

29 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan boosts space program 'to keep an eye on India'

Pakistan is pouring billions of dollars into its space program to reduce dependence on foreign satellites for civil and military purposes, local media reported.

23 Apr 2018


Experience how to be an astronaut with this app

Finnish space start-up Space Nation, in collaboration with US space agency NASA, has released a mobile app called Space Nation Navigator.

01 Apr 2018

New Zealand

China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow

Two years after it went out of service, China's space agency, the Tiangong-1, is set to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

26 Mar 2018


SpaceX's Falcon 9 created a giant hole in the ionosphere

A group of researchers have determined that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, launched in August 2017 (the Formosat-5 mission), created a gigantic circular shock wave, carving a nearly 900-km-wide hole into the plasma of the ionosphere.

25 Mar 2018


'Flat-Earther' launches himself in self-made rocket to prove his theory

"Mad" Mike Hughes has finally done what he has been promising to do since years: he has launched himself in his self-made rocket from Amboy, California.

22 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking

Russian scientists devote newborn black hole to Stephen Hawking

A week after the death of celebrated cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Russian astronomers have dedicated a newborn black hole to the "Lord of Black Holes."

China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth in a couple of weeks.

27 Feb 2018


A Spacesuit that helps to keep astronauts happy

Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.

19 Feb 2018


Six-year-old asks NASA to make Pluto a planet again

Cara O'Connor, a six-year-old girl from Ireland, has written a letter to NASA and requested the US space agency to reclassify Pluto as a planet.

17 Feb 2018


ISRO to launch Chandrayaan-2 mission to moon's South Pole

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a lunar mission, called Chandrayaan-2, to the moon's South Pole in April, Minister of State for Department of Space Jitendra Singh has announced.

17 Feb 2018

Solar System

NASA discovers 95 new planets, beyond our solar system

NASA has discovered 95 new planets outside our solar system.

15 Feb 2018


Aliens can destroy Earth without even setting foot here: Researchers

After all these years, what if our first alien contact isn't via spaceships, but through messages?

06 Feb 2018

Solar System

In a first, planets discovered outside the Milky Way

A group of astronomers has for the first time discovered about 2,000 planets outside the Milky Way Galaxy.

06 Feb 2018


SpaceX builds the most powerful rocket in the world

SpaceX is set to test launch what it is calling the most powerful operational rocket in the world.

05 Feb 2018


ISRO's Chandrayaan-2: World's first mission to land near Moon's south-pole

ISRO is set to launch the much-anticipated Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission around April this year from Sriharikota.

04 Feb 2018


Japanese space agency sets record, launches world's smallest rocket

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the world's smallest rocket, called SS-520-5, to carry an equally small satellite.

02 Feb 2018


SpaceX meant to expend its rocket, ends up landing it

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, which was supposed to be dispensed into the ocean after its launch, has "amazingly" survived its fall and is currently floating intact in the Atlantic Ocean.

31 Jan 2018


Here's how to best watch today's super blue blood moon

Ready yourself to witness a rare celestial treat today, a lunar event that hasn't happened in over 150 years.

19 Jan 2018


Three lunar phenomena to occur simultaneously on January 31

In a rare event, the three phenomena of super moon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse will occur simultaneously on January 31, 2018.

NASA captures clearest-ever image of the farthest known galaxy!

NASA has successfully captured a distinct image of the farthest known galaxy in our universe using advanced telescopes and gravitational lens.

13 Jan 2018


Chandrayaan-2: Mission to land on Moon on schedule, says ISRO

India is going back to Moon soon as the launch of its next lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is on schedule, according to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

12 Jan 2018


ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite, first mission after IRNSS-1H failure

At 9:29am today, ISRO successfully launched the PSLV from Sriharikota, its first mission after the failure of IRNSS-1H in August.

10 Jan 2018


After US reportedly loses satellite, SpaceX defends its role

Responding to reports that it has lost a satellite on a classified mission, SpaceX claimed the Falcon 9 "did everything correctly" and contrary claims are "categorically false."

01 Jan 2018

Solar System

NASA sets 2018 goal: Will launch mission to "touch" Sun!

NASA, which is turning 60 this year, has released a "2018 to do list" including an exciting mission to "touch" Sun!