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NASA wants an energy solution for lunar mission, announces challenge

28 Sep 2020

NASA wants an energy solution for lunar mission, announces challenge

NASA is gearing up to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon.

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

05 Aug 2020

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

After months of pressure tests and development efforts, the prototype of SpaceX's Starship deep-space rocket has gotten off the ground.

Universal's $200 million budget to fuel Cruise-Musk's space film

02 Aug 2020

Universal's $200 million budget to fuel Cruise-Musk's space film

Brace for impact as Universal Pictures has agreed to fund actor Tom Cruise and tech giant Elon Musk's ambitious space movie with a $200 million budget.

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

02 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.

Indian techie claims Chandrayaan-2 rover intact, even moved a bit

02 Aug 2020

Indian techie claims Chandrayaan-2 rover intact, even moved a bit

In a major surprise, a Chennai-based techie has claimed that the rover element of ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission survived the harrowing crash-landing on the Moon last year.

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

18 Jun 2020

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

We all know the ambitions of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

02 May 2020

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance on Friday, weeks after speculations about his ill health took over global media.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

02 May 2020

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.

NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak

21 Mar 2020

NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak

After hitting the big tech companies, the novel coronavirus disease has deterred NASA from moving ahead with its mission to the Moon.

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype implodes during test: Details here

02 Mar 2020

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype implodes during test: Details here

A prototype of SpaceX's highly-ambitious Starship appears to have imploded during an internal test at the company's test facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

27 Feb 2020

Earth has tiny second moon, and we almost missed it

Earth has a new friend in the darkness of space: a 'mini-moon'.

Japanese billionaire cancels search for 'girlfriend' for trip to moon

31 Jan 2020

Japanese billionaire cancels search for 'girlfriend' for trip to moon

Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire who recently distributed millions on Twitter, has called off his public search for a girlfriend to take to the moon.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

26 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

This week, some major developments were noted in the tech space.

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

20 Jan 2020

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

NASA plans to take humans back to the Moon.

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

13 Jan 2020

Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who is SpaceX's first prospective customer for a round trip to the Moon, is looking for a girlfriend for his lunar voyage.

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype will fly in 2-3 months

31 Dec 2019

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype will fly in 2-3 months

As the world continues to celebrate the holiday season, SpaceX is working hard to get the next prototype of its giant Mars rocket, Starship, ready.

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

2019 was a year of major scientific and technological advancements.

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

28 Nov 2019

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

After using Russia's Soyuz to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for years, NASA is inching closer to using home-built crafts, thanks to SpaceX and Boeing.

Chandrayaan-2 captures Moon's surface in full glow: Pics here

18 Oct 2019

Chandrayaan-2 captures Moon's surface in full glow: Pics here

Just a few days after taking a close look at lunar craters, Chandrayaan-2 has released another mind-blowing shot of the Moon.

NASA unveils 'futuristic' spacesuits for Moon, Mars missions

16 Oct 2019

NASA unveils 'futuristic' spacesuits for Moon, Mars missions

In a major development, NASA has taken the wraps off the next-generation spacesuits for its astronauts.

Chandrayaan-2 takes close look at Moon, transmits high-resolution images

05 Oct 2019

Chandrayaan-2 takes close look at Moon, transmits high-resolution images

Despite the silence of Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2, the Orbiter element of the mission is doing its job to perfection.

Mysterious substance photographed on Moon's far side: Details here

20 Sep 2019

Mysterious substance photographed on Moon's far side: Details here

Last year, China's Chang'e-4 mission delivered a rover called Yutu-2 on the far side of the Moon, the part that never faces Earth.

NASA to help ISRO in capturing "lost" Vikram Lander's photographs

13 Sep 2019

NASA to help ISRO in capturing "lost" Vikram Lander's photographs

Days after ISRO's Vikram Lander went silent and descended to an unknown fate on the Moon, NASA has joined the efforts to help the space agency establish contact with the robotic contraption.

This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

13 Sep 2019

This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

In another weird space project (after space cables and elevators), a company is hoping to fly your DNA to the Moon!

Chandrayaan-2 mission a huge step forward for India: US

08 Sep 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission a huge step forward for India: US

A day after India's ambitious mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 failed to complete landing on the lunar surface, the United States has congratulated and supported India on its efforts.

#Chandrayaan2: Bollywood lauds ISRO's efforts, says "We're proud of you"

07 Sep 2019

#Chandrayaan2: Bollywood lauds ISRO's efforts, says "We're proud of you"

Last night, the nation witnessed a heartbreaking moment after Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 lost communication with ISRO's ground station.

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

07 Sep 2019

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

India's historic attempt to make a soft landing on the moon's unexplored south pole remained unsuccessful as ISRO lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander.

Here's when Chandrayaan-2 will land on the Moon, make history

06 Sep 2019

Here's when Chandrayaan-2 will land on the Moon, make history

The day has finally come!

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

28 Aug 2019

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

You may have heard about the concept of space-elevator, a literal lift capable of taking Earthlings into orbit.

Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's orbit; enters lunar trajectory, moving towards Moon

14 Aug 2019

Chandrayaan-2 leaves Earth's orbit; enters lunar trajectory, moving towards Moon

Nearly 23 days after its launch on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 left the earth's orbit at 2:21 am on Wednesday, heading towards Moon in a straight path which is 3.84 lakh km away.

ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2

04 Aug 2019

ISRO shares first official photos of Earth, clicked by Chandrayaan-2

Days after a series of morphed photos of the Earth, purportedly clicked by Chandrayaan-2, were circulated through WhatsApp forwards, the Indian Space Research Organization has released the official ones.

Hyderabad: Man claims to own 5-acre of land on moon

28 Jul 2019

Hyderabad: Man claims to own 5-acre of land on moon

While plucking the moon from the sky to gift to your lover may be a stretch, a Hyderabad man did the next best thing.

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

24 Jul 2019

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

A week after the launch of Chandrayaan-2 was called-off, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) swiftly got into action mode, and successfully completed the launch this Monday.

Chandrayaan-2, India's historic Moon mission, launches successfully

22 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2, India's historic Moon mission, launches successfully

After a long wait, the Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched Chandrayaan-2, a landmark mission aimed at delivering a lander, rover, orbiter to the Moon.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

16 Jul 2019

Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

If you are someone who likes to keep a lookout for interesting occurrences in the night sky, you would be delighted to learn that on July 16 and 17, various parts of the world will witness a partial lunar eclipse, including India.

Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical snag

15 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical snag

Chandrayaan-2, India's most ambitious space mission till now, which was scheduled to be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SHAR) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, was called off by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), due to a technical snag.

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

14 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO's moon mission is cheaper than 'Avengers: Endgame'

Fifty years after Apollo 11 made the historic Moon landing, India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, plans to "go where no country has ever gone before": the satellite's South Pole.

Chandrayaan-2 launch: How to watch India's historic Moon mission

14 Jul 2019

Chandrayaan-2 launch: How to watch India's historic Moon mission

In the early hours of July 15, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will embark on a historic journey.

Now, you can watch Chandrayaan-2 launch in Sriharikota: Here's how

03 Jul 2019

Now, you can watch Chandrayaan-2 launch in Sriharikota: Here's how

On July 15, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Chandrayaan-2, its second ever mission to the Moon.

Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

02 Jul 2019

Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

On July 2, Earthlings will witness the total solar eclipse of 2019, a rare astronomical event marked by the passing of the Moon between the Sun and Earth.