US sees greater cooperation with India on space security

Facing challenges from countries like China, the US sees greater co-operation with India on space security issues, a senior American official has said.

Rosetta spacecraft wakes up after 31-month hiatus

Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, has woken up from a 31-month long hibernation.

Mission to probe origin of the Universe announced

A unique space mission to open up hidden chapters in the history of the Universe was announced Friday that will detect ripples in space time caused by some of the most violent events.

China shows off moon rover model before launch

China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space programme today, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon`s surface in an upcoming mission.

Valentina Tereshkova ready for one-way trip to Mars

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, said Friday that she disapproved of space tourists and would be prepared to leave retirement to undertake a one-way trip to Mars.

Britain`s first astronaut to go on space mission in 2015

Britain`s first "official" astronaut, 41-year-old Major Tim Peake, has been selected to go on a five-month mission to the International Space Station in 2015, a media report said Sunday.

UK`s first astronaut to go on space mission in 2015

Britain`s first "official" astronaut, 41-year-old Major Tim Peake, has been selected to go on a five-month mission to the International Space Station in 2015, a media report said on Sunday.

Iran to send astronauts into space by 2018: Report

An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country plans to send its first astronauts into space by 2018.

ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

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China unveils ambitious space projects

China will launch several space projects, including a hard X-ray telescope for black hole studies, between 2014 and 2016, a Chinese academic announced Wednesday.

PM announces Mars mission, says will be huge step

India will send a spaceship to Mars to collect important scientific information about the Red Planet, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced today.

Sunita Williams blasts off for 2nd space odyssey

Indian-American record-setting astronaut Sunita Williams along with her two colleagues today took off for her second space odyssey on a Russian Soyuz rocket.

IAF to select crew for India`s 1st manned mission

Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed an MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and is now planning to set up facilities for selecting the crew for the maiden flight.

2011: A year of satisfactory space missions for ISRO

During 2011, ISRO launched 8 satellites using its own rocket PSLV and one communication satellite GSAT-8.

‘Soviet lied about Yuri Gagarin’s space mission’

Yuri Gagarin had landed over 200 miles away from the expected location.

Japan eyes humanoid robot mission in space

The Japanese-made robot is expected to stay in the ISS to help communicate with Earth.

Japanese space probe misses Venus

A 190 million-pound Japanese mission to orbit Venus has missed the planet completely.

Astronauts winding up Olympic-size space mission

The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex are finishing some last-minute packing.

Astronauts blast off for Christmas space mission

A Russian rocket blasted off from a cosmodrome in Kazakhstan lighting up the frigid Central Asian steppe Monday, shuttling an American, a Russian and a Japanese to the International Space Station.

India`s human space flight mission gathering momentum

India has begun the process of building a training centre for astronauts, designing a new launch pad and modifying the rockets as preparations for its ambitious manned flight to space gathers momentum.