New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier
New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier

 A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say.

NASA's giant leaps into space in 2014
NASA's giant leaps into space in 2014

Apart from Orion's test flight towards Mars, cutting-edge scientific discoveries while studying the Earth and space and preparing for the next generation of air travel were some of the highlights for US space agency NASA in 2014.

New cheaper, easier route identified for manned mission to Mars
New cheaper, easier route identified for manned mission to Mars

Mathematicians have recently mapped out a new cheaper and easier route for manned mission to Mars, it has been reported.

Ancient rock shows signs of water on Mars
Ancient rock shows signs of water on Mars

 A new analysis of the oldest meteorite from Mars suggests that early Martian landscape had water, but instead of vast oceans the red planet probably held smaller seas.

Martian rock reveals new clues about Earth's history
Martian rock reveals new clues about Earth's history

A new analysis of a Martian rock has revealed a record of our planet's climate billions of years ago when water likely washed across its surface and any life that ever formed there might have emerged.

Researchers create map of water vapor distribution in Mars' atmosphere
Researchers create map of water vapor distribution in Mars' atmosphere

Researchers have recently developed a map of water vapor distribution in Mars' atmosphere, it has been reported.

NASA reveals space successes of 2014
NASA reveals space successes of 2014

 NASA has achieved a lot in space exploration in 2014, including taking giant steps on Mars, testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe .

Watch: Video on Orion spacecraft's return to Earth
Watch: Video on Orion spacecraft's return to Earth

A video recorded during NASA's Orion return through the Earth's atmosphere provides viewers a first look of the intense conditions astronauts will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars.

1.7 lakh Indians' names on NASA's Orion crew module

 As India celebrated its success in testing an unmanned space crew module on Thursday, over 1.7 lakh Indians had another reason to be happy as a similar NASA spacecraft carrying a microchip containing their names was brought back safely to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, on the same day after a space odyssey.

Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found
Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found

A new research has found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

NASA's Curiosity rover finds that Mars may harbour life
NASA's Curiosity rover finds that Mars may harbour life

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday.

MAVEN's first results may offer clues to how Mars lost atmosphere
MAVEN's first results may offer clues to how Mars lost atmosphere

The first results from NASA's MAVEN mission may be able to provide clues regarding how Mars lost its atmosphere to space over time.

Worship Shani-Mangal for fulfilling your dream of a house

Worship Mangal (Mars) and Shani (Saturn) if you want to fulfill the dream of having your own home.

Mars mountain may have arisen from lake sediments: NASA

A mountain on Mars may have built up over time from lake sediments, according to NASA scientists who have been studying observations from the Curiosity rover scouring the Red Planet.

Curiosity rover takes new selfie on Mars
Curiosity rover takes new selfie on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has posted a new selfie taken on a sandstone outcrop in the Kimberley region of Mars.

Orion spacecraft is safe and secure now, tweets NASA
Orion spacecraft is safe and secure now, tweets NASA

US space agency NASA on Saturday tweeted that Orion spacecraft is safe and secure after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 600 southwest of San Diego Friday, wrapping up its first test flight that lasted about four and a half hours.

Orion spacecraft dawn of new chapter in space exploration: US
Orion spacecraft dawn of new chapter in space exploration: US

The successful test flight of the Orion spacecraft is the dawn of a new chapter in space exploration, the White House on Saturday said after NASA's unmanned spacecraft completed its first test flight.

Orion launch is trial by fire for Apollo-era heat shield

NASA`s Orion vehicle aims to carry humans farther into space than ever before, but its protective heat shield is basically the same as that used for the Apollo Moon missions four decades ago.

NASA`s Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight
NASA`s Orion pushes boundaries of human spaceflight

A new US space capsule, Orion, circled the Earth twice before plunging into the ocean Friday in a flawless test flight that opened a new chapter in human deep space travel.

NASA's Orion splashes down in Pacific Ocean after successful test flight
NASA's Orion splashes down in Pacific Ocean after successful test flight

NASA's new deep space capsule Orion made a safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean after a dramatic test flight on Friday, ushering in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.