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Russia developing manned space programme to replace ISS

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 20:19

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.

Human civilisation may collapse earlier than thought

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 15:56

Growing demands on the world`s natural resources and extreme economic imbalances could spell a premature end for modern human civilisation, an alarming research partially funded by NASA`s Goddard Space Flight Centre has revealed.

Planets having odd tilts could be habitable

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:30

new modeling done by researchers has suggested that pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable.

Twin astronaut bros to help NASA study effects of spaceflight on human body

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 15:18

Astronaut Mark Kelly and his twin brother Scott have enlisted themselves for a NASA study that will help the space agency gauge the effects of spaceflight on the human body.

Bright pulses of light could make space grown veggies more nutritious

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:28

Researchers have claimed that exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants.

Human spaceflight: Indian space agency working on critical technologies

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:27

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on various critical technologies that would assist in the country`s dreams of sending humans on a spaceflight.

HAL builds crew module for human spaceflight

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:10

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Thursday said it has delivered to the Indian space agency a maiden crew module it designed and built for the human spaceflight programme in the future.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 21:50

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

Virgin Galactic bans Chinese tourists from space flights fearing espionage

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 13:06

Richard Branson`s Virgin Galactic space flights has banned Chinese nationals from boarding it, as the officials fear that their rocket technology might get stolen, it has been revealed.

India`s human space flight programme is at the beginning: Radhakrishnan

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 22:25

Even as the country is rejoicing over the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission in November, 2013, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said Wednesday that Indian human space flight programme is at the “beginning stage”.

Ozone hole still not on path of recovery

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 13:59

NASA scientists have found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole - formed annually over Antarctica.

NASA launches spacecraft to study Mars atmosphere

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 09:10

NASA today launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet`s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth`s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.