NASA's #YearInSpace mission: Eight things to know!

NASA's #YearInSpace mission: Eight things to know!

The space mission has been a huge help to US space agency NASA, in terms of research and findings.  

Specialised fuel to power future deep space missions

Specialised fuel to power future deep space missions

Researchers from US Department of Energy (DOE) have completed the production of a specialised fuel to power future deep space missions.

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

It consists of the spacecraft’s main heat shield that faces into the atmosphere on re-entry to slow the spaceship down and also the grid of tiles known as the back shell.

NASA seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

NASA seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

From pilots and engineers to scientists and medical doctors, NASA selects qualified astronaut candidates from a diverse pool of US citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission released

 Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday released the first-ever Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission and said the language could help spread awareness on space missions in the country.

NASA completes key milestone for most powerful rocket

NASA completes key milestone for most powerful rocket

The agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) is the first vehicle designed to meet the challenges of the journey to Mars and the first exploration class rocket since the Saturn V.

NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

NASA wants to turn astronauts' poop into food

The US space agency has funded researchers to find out how to recycle human excreta into food that can help astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars.

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.

ISRO working on manned space mission: Dr Radhakrishnan

ISRO working on manned space mission: Dr Radhakrishnan

After the success of Mangalyaan, the Indian Space Research Organisation is working on developing technology to send a manned mission to space, the organisation's former chief Dr K Radhakrishnan today said.

Aiming indigenous engines for space missions: ISRO

Aiming for indigenous engines for India's space missions, ISRO chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan on Monday laid the foundation stone for Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing (ICEM) facility here.

NASA seeks ideas to reduce radiation exposure on space missions

NASA is looking for ideas from public for innovative ways to help mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions.

New technique developed to turn pee into fuel and drinking water during space missions

Rather than ejecting astronaut pee into space, scientists are developing a new technique that can turn this waste burden into a boon by converting it into fuel and much-needed drinking water.

Space debris can make future space missions impossible

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield documents his space odysseys

The windows of a spaceship casually frame miracles. Every 92 minutes, another sunrise: a layer cake that starts with orange, followed by a thick wedge of blue and topped with richest and darkest icing decorated with stars.

ISRO seeking Lord Balaji`s blessings is superstition: CNR Rao

Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. C N R Rao terms ISRO`s long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in.

What clothes astronauts would need to survive decades-long space missions

A University of Rhode Island professor has said that we should start thinking about what kinds of clothes astronauts will need for decades-long space missions, considered the next phase of exploration to infinity and beyond.

Near-Earth asteroids and Mars` 2 moons considered for future space missions

Researchers have successfully completed a first series of field tests aimed at investigating how humans will explore and work on near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and eventually the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos.

Peanuts, eggs and pee considered good luck in space missions

Minutes before the Aug. 5 landing of the Mars rover Curiosity, anxious engineers and scientists in the control room at NASA`s JPL were munching on handfuls of peanuts.

China tests carrier rocket engine for future space missions

China today said it has successfully tested a new 120-tonne-thrust liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene engine for its new generation carrier rocket, the Long March-5 for future space launches.

China looks at algae for oxygen in long space missions

Algae are a large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms which are photosynthetic like plants, providing oxygen and food (protein).