Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists
Moon is 4.47 bn years old: Scientists

Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science.

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrives at space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived today at the International Space Station, carrying a load of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

NASA offers Rs.11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest
NASA offers Rs.11 lakh for 70 days of bed rest

The US space agency is offering around Rs.11 lakh if you are selected to participate in a three-month study that requires you to stay in bed rest for three months. 

These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space
These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space

 Astronauts follow some "bizarre" rituals like getting slapped in the face with a cross before going to space .

New tough but flexible fish scale-like bulletproof clothing material for military

A team of researchers has come up with a revolutionary material that has superior anti-penetration properties while remaining flexible.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS
Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, US astronauts blasts off to ISS

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
 

Two astronauts set for longest NASA human mission to space
Two astronauts set for longest NASA human mission to space

Two astronauts were on Friday ready for a 12-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS) in a longest human expedition to space so far and testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit.

NASA to develop augmented reality glasses for astronauts

 Several outer space tasks like doing repairs and conducting experiments may become a lot easier for astronauts now as NASA is developing augmented reality glasses like Google Glass for them.

NASA to give ISS astronauts more space to live
NASA to give ISS astronauts more space to live

NASA and space technology firm Bigelow Aerospace are preparing to launch an expandable habitat module to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year.

Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship
Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after spending six months at the International Space Station.

Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job
Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

Two NASA astronauts have ventured out of the International Space Station in their third spacewalk in just over a week.

Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station
Astronaut `mechanics` grease gear at space station

Two US astronauts transformed into spacewalking mechanics on Wednesday as they floated outside the International Space Station to grease a robotic arm and help prepare parking docks for commercial crew capsules.

Astronauts' exercise regime reveals how to stay fit

 Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are not only working out to keep their hearts healthy but also to generate data to advance knowledge of health and fitness on Earth, a NASA research indicates

Here come NASA astronauts in Jedi robes

The US space agency has released an awesome poster showing all six members of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 45 wearing Jedi robes.

Space flight can age immune system prematurely
Space flight can age immune system prematurely

Spending long duration on space flights may accelerate ageing of the immune system in astronauts, finds a research.

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire
Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported on Wednesday.

New anti-radiation drug works days after exposure

A new drug that protects mice days after exposure to radiation may one day treat side effects of cancer therapy or protect astronauts from harmful cosmic rays, scientists say.

Astronauts return to US side of space station after false ammonia leak alarm
Astronauts return to US side of space station after false ammonia leak alarm

Crew-members returned to the US side of the International Space Station after a false ammonia leak alarm caused by a computer glitch early Wednesday.

Long space missions induce blood shift in astronauts
Long space missions induce blood shift in astronauts

Long space mission induces a blood shift in astronauts from the bottom half of the body to the top that may lead to health problems, say researchers.

Tiny worms to help improve astronauts' health
Tiny worms to help improve astronauts' health

Tiny roundworms are going to help researchers at the International Space Station (ISS) learn ways to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions.