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China plans for more space missions

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011, 16:15

China on Thursday said it will push forward its exploration of planets, asteroids and solar system in order to achieve self sufficiency.

2011: A year of satisfactory space missions for ISRO

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011, 18:30

During 2011, ISRO launched 8 satellites using its own rocket PSLV and one communication satellite GSAT-8.

Russia launches space freighter

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 11:10

Russia launched its first unmanned space flight to supply the ISS since the August crash.

China to conduct manned space mission in 2012

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 11:06

Spokeswoman for the programme Wu Ping said Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 spaceships will be launched in 2012.

Soviet Union lied on Gagarin space mission: Book

Last Updated: Friday, April 01, 2011, 09:55

The Soviet Union portrayed the mission-1st manned flight into space in 1961-as "glitch-free triumph".

‘Soviet lied about Yuri Gagarin’s space mission’

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 18:47

Yuri Gagarin had landed over 200 miles away from the expected location.

Japan eyes humanoid robot mission in space

Last Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 21:33

The Japanese-made robot is expected to stay in the ISS to help communicate with Earth.

Japanese space probe misses Venus

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 08, 2010, 17:13

A 190 million-pound Japanese mission to orbit Venus has missed the planet completely.

Astronauts winding up Olympic-size space mission

Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010, 08:41

The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex are finishing some last-minute packing.

Astronauts blast off for Christmas space mission

Last Updated: Monday, December 21, 2009, 12:19

A Russian rocket blasted off from a cosmodrome in Kazakhstan lighting up the frigid Central Asian steppe Monday, shuttling an American, a Russian and a Japanese to the International Space Station.

Asteroid should be next small step for man in space

Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 2009, 12:11

An expert panel appointed by US President Barack Obama has recommended bypassing the Moon in favour of an asteroid for future manned missions in space.

India`s human space flight mission gathering momentum

Last Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 12:06

India has begun the process of building a training centre for astronauts, designing a new launch pad and modifying the rockets as preparations for its ambitious manned flight to space gathers momentum.