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).

Space missions may damage eyes

Astronauts experience bone and muscle loss in the weightlessness of space.

NASA to use moon capsule for other space missions

NASA has unveiled a new look and name for its previously planned moon capsule.

A computer model to protect space missions from comets

The scientists have developed a computer model that can locate the `active regions` on a comet.

Cost-cutting NASA eyes three cheap space missions

NASA has named low-cost missions to Venus, the moon and an asteroid on a shortlist to become its latest space adventure, as the US agency faces astronomical political pressure to cut costs.

Cost-cutting NASA eyes three cheap space missions

NASA has named low-cost missions to Venus, the moon and an asteroid on a shortlist to become its latest space adventure, as the US agency faces astronomical political pressure to cut costs.

Soviet-era spaceships to fly commercial space missions

A global spaceflight co plans to launch paying passengers on orbital trips by 2013 using vehicles based on Soviet-era spacecraft.