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NASA screens new vehicle to send astronauts into space

NASA, which spends nearly $71 million for each one-way trip for astronauts to space using the Russian Space Shuttle, is planning for NextGen spacecraft that suits its needs.

ISS astronauts capture stunning photos of Cygnus cargo spacecraft destruction

International Space Station (ISS) astronauts on Wednesday captured stunning photos of Cygnus spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere above Earth`s surface after completing its mission on August 17.

Cygnus cargo ship makes planned re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere

Orbital Sciences Corporation`s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated Sunday morning as planned upon spectacular re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronaut Alexander Gerst steers Eurobot rover on Earth from space

ESA`s astronaut Alexander Gerst recently drove a car-sized rover from space that could connect astronauts with the vehicles on alien worlds in future.

Cool flames in space to lead better engines on Earth

A new space experiment can change the way humans travel. In a series of trials on board the International Space Station (ISS), researchers have discovered a type of cool-burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said on Thursday.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts

NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.

Orbital Sciences to launch next resupply mission to ISS on July 11

Orbital Sciences Corp has set July 11 as the next launch of their Antares rocket on the company’s second NASA-contracted resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch to early July

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX has postponed its next launch again to early July following technical problems.

SpaceX hopes to send humans to Mars in 10 years

Soon it will be possible to send humans to Mars! SpaceX founder Elon Musk is hopeful that in the coming years it will certainly be possible to shuttle off humans to Mars.

Rookie astronaut takes to Twitter to share life in space

First-time astronaut Reid Wiseman arrived at the International Space Station two weeks ago, but zero gravity still surprises him.

NASA says `Hello World` from space via laser

For the first time, NASA has beamed a high-definition video via laser from space to ground. "Hello, World!" came the message from the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX unveils its new space capsule `Dragon V2`

California-based company SpaceX on Thursday unveiled its new gorgeous spacecraft, `Dragon V2` at its headquarters amid glitz and glamour.

Book a seat for zero gravity experience in space!

Have Rs.1.5 crore in your kitty? You can get a seat on Richard Branson-owned Virgin space travel`s flight for a `Zero Gravity` (ZeroG) experience in space.

Russian spaceship flies three astronauts to ISS

Russia`s manned spaceship carrying three astronauts blasted off late Wednesday from Kazakhstan`s Baikonur space centre, heading to the International Space Station (ISS).

Robots to replace astronauts for space repair works

Soon, spacewalks can be a thing of the past. While robots are replacing humans on earth in various walks of life, a Canadian robot is repairing and fixing cameras on the ”Canadarm2” and its mobile base at the International Space Station (ISS).

High-tech cage to fly rats to ISS

Good news for astro-rats. They will now have a new high-tech cage to fly them to the International Space Station (ISS), courtesy NASA.

Astronaut sows first fresh vegetable in ISS` space `garden`

NASA last week announced that it has activated a plant growth system on the International Space Station.

Russia developing manned space programme to replace ISS

Russia is developing a national programme of manned space explorations which will replace the International Space Station (ISS) programme after 2020, the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, said Thursday.