Space scientists feel honoured on getting Padma Shri

India's two space scientists who played an important role in the country's two inter-planetary missions Sunday said they felt deeply honoured and happy on being conferred with the Padma Shri.

India already a world leader in space: Jitendra Singh
India already a world leader in space: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that India is making rapid strides towards becoming a world power and has attained the position of a world leader in Space technology due to its recent achievements.

Kiran Kumar takes over as space secretary
Kiran Kumar takes over as space secretary

Distinguished space scientist Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar Wednesday took over as secretary of the department of space and chairman of the Space Commission and the state-run ISRO here.

India's Mars Orbiter team wins National Space Society's Space Pioneer Award
India's Mars Orbiter team wins National Space Society's Space Pioneer Award

India's Mars Orbiter programme team has been honoured with the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category by US based National Space Society (NSS).

India's Mars Orbiter mission completes 100 days in Martian orbit

India's Mars Orbiter completed 100 days of its Martian orbit on the New Year's Day 2015 Thursday, space agency officials said.

ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission tweets farewell message on K Radhakrishnan's retirement
ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission tweets farewell message on K Radhakrishnan's retirement

Bidding farewell to ISRO chairperson K Radhakrishnan who retired on Wednesday, India's Mars Orbiter tweeted its farewell message on micro-blogging site Twitter.

India created space history in 2014
India created space history in 2014

With IRSO succeeding in its first inter-planetary Mars Orbiter Mission making India the only country to achieve this feat in its maiden attempt, 2014 was not only momentous but a very busy year for the space sector.

ISRO's GSLV-Mark III rocket's test flight countdown begins
ISRO's GSLV-Mark III rocket's test flight countdown begins

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) began the test-fly of its heaviest and upgraded rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) - on Wednesday from Sriharikota space station, near Chennai.

India, US set up joint working group for Mars studies
India, US set up joint working group for Mars studies

India and the US have set up an ISRO-NASA joint working group to explore the possibility of enhancing cooperation for the study of Mars, the government said Wednesday.

DNA: Army prepared to counter threat during J&K polls

The Indian Army said it was ready to ensure a safe environment for conduct of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Also watch: Mangalyaan among Time magazine's 25 best innovations of 2014

A book that reveals India's journey to `Mars and Beyond`
A book that reveals India's journey to `Mars and Beyond`

"Reaching for the Stars: India's Journey to Mars and Beyond", a book penned by scribe-writer duo of Pallava Bagla and his wife Subhadra Menon reveals a lot that never made it to the newspapers.

Another Mars Mission by 2020, says ISRO
Another Mars Mission by 2020, says ISRO

After the success of Mars Orbiter Mission, India could be soon gearing up for a similar scientific mission .

China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020
China plans to send a rover to Mars by 2020

China's Mars rover will be larger, tougher and a better climber, experts said Tuesday as the country plans to send a space mission to land a rover on the Red Planet by 2020.

Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO
Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO

After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said Wednesday.

Google celebrates Mangalyaan's one month in Mars orbit with a doodle
Google celebrates Mangalyaan's one month in Mars orbit with a doodle

Google on Thursday paid tribute to India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) with a special doodle as it completes one month in Mars orbit.

Comet Siding Spring: India repositions its Mars spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'
Comet Siding Spring: India repositions its Mars spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'

Mangalyaan has been repositioned as a precautionary measure against the Comet Siding Spring, that is expected to come within about 87,000 miles of the Red Planet on October 19.

Mangalyaan tweets video of Mars satellite Phobos
Mangalyaan tweets video of Mars satellite Phobos

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: After scripting history in space, India's Mars Orbiter Mission has now tweeted a video of the Red Planet's satellite Phobos.

World Space Week celebrated in Kozhikode to mark Mangalyaan's success
World Space Week celebrated in Kozhikode to mark Mangalyaan's success

World Space Week was celebrated in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Friday to mark the success of India's Mars mission, where many enthusiastic school and college students attended the space exhibition organised by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium.

Mangalyaan sends its first 3D image of Mars
Mangalyaan sends its first 3D image of Mars

India's Mars Orbiter Mission, lovingly called Mangalyaan, has sent back its first 3D image of the Red Planet captured by its cameras onboard the satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Now, kids to assemble Mangalyaan spacecraft using cupboard!
Now, kids to assemble Mangalyaan spacecraft using cupboard!

In an attempt to encourage young minds in the space exploration, a science communicator has developed a Do-It-Yourself model of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which can be cut out of cupboard and assembled by kids.