NASA, US Navy complete recovery tests for Orion spacecraft

NASA and the US Navy have completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to take humans to the Moon, asteroids and eventually to Mars.

Virgin Galactic bans Chinese tourists from space flights fearing espionage

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

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”.

Rodents return to Earth after space flight

The returnable capsule of a biological research satellite landed in Russia Sunday, bringing mice, Mongolian gerbils, geckos and various micro-organisms and plants back to Earth.

Stephen Hawking eyes space flight next year

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has made it clear that being on a ventilator hasn’t curbed his lifestyle and said his next aim is to go join British tycoon Richard Branson on a space flight as early as next year.

Soon, fly from Britain to Australia in just 4 hrs

Passengers could fly from Britain to Australia in as little as four hours after scientists invented a new cooling system which they described as “the biggest breakthrough in propulsion since the jet engine.”

Moscow`s Mars volunteers to `land` after 520 days

Six volunteers on Friday will emerge blinking into the outside world after spending almost one-and-a-half-years in isolation at a Russian research centre to test the effects on humans of a flight to Mars.

India weighs options on human space flight program

Different models are possible in undertaking the proposed
Mission, first mooted nearly a decade ago, Chairman of Indian
Space Research Organisation K Radhakrishnan told PTI.

Clouds dampen forecast for Endeavour launch

The 30-year space shuttle program will end for good after final launch by Atlantis, planned for June.

Billionaire clown boards capsule for space flight

Guy Laliberte has been greeted by a raucous crowds of friends and family during preparations for his Soyuz rocket trip to the International Space Station.