space flight

New 'SkinSuit' trialled in space

New 'SkinSuit' trialled in space

The SkinSuit is the brainchild of Dr James Waldie, aerospace engineer and senior research associate at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne.

Oct 19, 2015, 13:53 PM IST
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.

Jan 15, 2015, 13:58 PM IST
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.

Jan 13, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

'Shocked' Branson vows to persevere with space tourism dream post test-flight crash

 Expressing shock at the news of the unfortunate crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson has promised to continue with the dream of space flight for people.

Nov 01, 2014, 17:16 PM IST

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.

Aug 08, 2014, 18:45 PM IST

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.

Jan 27, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

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”.

Jan 08, 2014, 22:25 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2013, 15:38 PM IST

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.

May 01, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

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.”

Nov 29, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

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.

Nov 02, 2011, 17:23 PM IST

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.

Jul 07, 2011, 13:54 PM IST

Clouds dampen forecast for Endeavour launch

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

Apr 29, 2011, 08:42 AM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2009, 12:28 PM IST