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More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

16 Jul 2019

More people to videocall lovers, not parents, from moon: Survey

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission on July 20, a United States-based tech professional association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has conducted a survey about space travel.

ISRO's Young Scientist Programme for school students: Registration ends soon

31 Mar 2019

ISRO's Young Scientist Programme for school students: Registration ends soon

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the launch of a special two-week Young Scientist Programme or YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA) for school children.

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

27 Mar 2019

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

After PM Narendra Modi announced that India has become a space superpower with the success of Mission Shakti, former Director General of DRDO, VK Saraswat, blamed the erstwhile UPA government for delaying the space programme.

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

22 Feb 2019

Japan lands probe on asteroid 300 million km from Earth

On Friday, the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that a probe, Hayabusa2, had successfully landed on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth.

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the indomitable Mars rover

14 Feb 2019

NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the indomitable Mars rover

Eight months after it fell silent during a dust storm sweeping across Mars, NASA, on Wednesday, bid an emotional farewell to its Opportunity rover, and declared it officially dead.

Days after sprouting, China's moon plants die a cold death

17 Jan 2019

Days after sprouting, China's moon plants die a cold death

Two days after China made history by sprouting the first-ever seeds on the moon, tragedy has befallen the tiny sapling.

China makes history again; sprouts seeds on the moon

15 Jan 2019

China makes history again; sprouts seeds on the moon

After making a historic first-ever landing on the dark side of the moon, China has made space exploration history yet again.

ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

11 Jan 2019

ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

On Friday, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the space agency had set a target of sending Indian astronauts, including women, to space by December 2021, as part of its ambitious human spaceflight project, the Gaganyaan mission.

This astronaut mistakenly called 911 from space: Here's what happened

03 Jan 2019

This astronaut mistakenly called 911 from space: Here's what happened

Pocket-dialling or butt-dialling, whatever you call it, is a pretty common phenomenon that most of us have experienced.

Chandrayaan-2 mission likely to be launched next month, says ISRO

03 Jan 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission likely to be launched next month, says ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is likely to launch Chandrayaan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, next month, sources in the space agency said today.

In historic moment, China lands probe on moon's dark side

03 Jan 2019

In historic moment, China lands probe on moon's dark side

As promised, China has managed to land its Chang'e-4 space probe on the dark side of the moon, marking humankind's first spacecraft landing on the dark side.

NASA releases first detailed images of faraway 'world', Ultima Thule

03 Jan 2019

NASA releases first detailed images of faraway 'world', Ultima Thule

2019 seems to have started on a high note for NASA.

Chinese probe ready to explore dark side of the moon

31 Dec 2018

Chinese probe ready to explore dark side of the moon

A month after it was launched, a Chinese space probe is all set to land on the dark side of the moon this week.

Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

28 Dec 2018

Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

On Friday, the Union Cabinet approved Rs. 10,000cr for the ambitious 'Gaganyaan' mission to send three Indian astronauts to space in 2022.

Watch: Astronaut struggles to walk after spending 197-days in space

25 Dec 2018

Watch: Astronaut struggles to walk after spending 197-days in space

Haven't we all dreamed of life in space and don't we love enacting floating astronauts taking extremely big leaps?

Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts

12 Dec 2018

Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts

Humankind is spending more and more time in space, and these long-drawn space missions are only slated to get longer, with mega missions coming up.

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft just entered interstellar space: Details here

11 Dec 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft just entered interstellar space: Details here

After flying through Solar System for over 40 years, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has entered interstellar space.

China is launching robots to study Moon's 'unexplored' far side

07 Dec 2018

China is launching robots to study Moon's 'unexplored' far side

China is gearing up for a daring mission, one to land on Moon's far side.

SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket will be called 'Starship,' says Musk

20 Nov 2018

SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket will be called 'Starship,' says Musk

Starting today, SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket, aka BFR, will be called 'Starship'.

Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

12 Nov 2018

Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

While ISRO was already working towards the realization of the ambitious Gaganyaan mission to send Indian astronauts to space, the space agency has now drawn up a list of experiments to be conducted ahead of the mission.

Massive piece of space junk falls in California: Details here

21 Oct 2018

Massive piece of space junk falls in California: Details here

We all know space junk or tiny flecks of discarded rockets and satellites pose a major threat to manned/unmanned missions.

Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation

05 Oct 2018

Deteriorating ties could mark the end of US-Russia space cooperation

On Thursday, two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut - Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold from NASA, and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos - returned to Earth from the International Space Station, wrapping up a 197-day-long mission.

Elon Musk announces Japanese billionaire as SpaceX's first space tourist

18 Sep 2018

Elon Musk announces Japanese billionaire as SpaceX's first space tourist

Days after SpaceX declared on Twitter that they had signed on the world's first passenger for a trip around the moon, the CEO Elon Musk, on Monday, announced that the mystery passenger is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.

Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

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.

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

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.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

29 Aug 2018

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.

Work on human space mission began in 2004: ISRO chief

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.

India to get its own astronauts' training facility, soon

20 Aug 2018

India to get its own astronauts' training facility, soon

Five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about India's space mission, ISRO has confirmed that an astronauts' training facility will soon come up in Bengaluru.

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

15 Aug 2018

ISRO chief: India can achieve manned spaceflight by 2022

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of sending an Indian to space by 2022, ISRO chairman K Sivan has said that the space agency can fulfil it.

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

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.

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

12 Aug 2018

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.

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

13 Jul 2018

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.

India far away from launching human spaceflight mission: Ex-ISRO chief

05 Jul 2018

India far away from launching human spaceflight mission: Ex-ISRO chief

India has a long way to go before it can actually undertake a human spaceflight mission, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said.

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

08 Jun 2018

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.

Incredible achievement: India discovers planet, joins distinguished league

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.

NASA's InSight lander starts its six-month journey to Mars

05 May 2018

NASA's InSight lander starts its six-month journey to Mars

NASA has successfully launched its InSight Mars lander, designed to study "Marsquakes", from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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

29 Apr 2018

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.

NASA cancels robotic mission that was to mine lunar poles

28 Apr 2018

NASA cancels robotic mission that was to mine lunar poles

NASA has scrapped its only planned robotic mission to the moon's surface called Resource Prospector.

Experience how to be an astronaut with this app

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.

Indian and French space agencies working on joint inter-planetary missions

18 Apr 2018

Indian and French space agencies working on joint inter-planetary missions

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France are reportedly working together on inter-planetary missions to Mars, Venus, and other asteroids.