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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 Jan 2019
NASA releases first detailed images of faraway 'world', Ultima Thule
2019 seems to have started on a high note for NASA.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
13 Jul 2018
You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here
Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.