ISRO chosen for Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament

Indian space agency ISRO will be conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 in recognition of its contribution in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.

Branson reassures VIPs about space travel, says Virgin Galactic still taking reservations
Branson reassures VIPs about space travel, says Virgin Galactic still taking reservations

 Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was reportedly seen assuring VIP guests about space travel at his annual Necker Island pro-am tennis tournament, the Necker Cup, while dropping them hints that Virgin Galactic was still open to bookings.

Women more susceptible to space health hazards: NASA report

 A NASA study has uncovered that women are more susceptible to physiological, psychological and behavioural changes that occur during spaceflight.

Virgin Galactic was 'too pushy' with space ferry's commercial launch timeline: Report
Virgin Galactic was 'too pushy' with space ferry's commercial launch timeline: Report

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson was reportedly too pushy when it came to announcing the space ferry's commercial launch timeline.

Here's how our solar system may have evolved
Here's how our solar system may have evolved

 A new study explored the measurements of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite that gave important hints to how the early solar system evolved.

3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA
3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA

 A team of NASA researchers has found that 3D manufactured copper parts could withstand the heat and pressure required of combustion engines used in space launches.

Researchers investigate plants sent to space

 To understand what happens to plants when there is no gravity, researchers are now set to study 1,000 plant seedlings grown in space.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto is ready for wake-up call
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto is ready for wake-up call

A new study has revealed that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come out of hibernation for the last time on Dec. 6 for a six-month encounter with Pluto that begins in January.

Rosetta's Philae lander battery running out due to 'bouncy off-course' landing post historic touchdown
Rosetta's Philae lander battery running out due to 'bouncy off-course' landing post historic touchdown

 Rosetta spacecraft's robot probe Philae which recently made a historic touchdown on a comet might face a battery issue.

NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad for tests
NASA's Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad for tests

 NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, arrived Wednesday at its launch pad - Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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 .

Universe brighter than thought, finds NASA
Universe brighter than thought, finds NASA

A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infra-red light in the dark space between galaxies - a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined.

NASA telescope to measure Earth's elevation from space
NASA telescope to measure Earth's elevation from space

In a pioneering work, NASA scientists have fitted the laser-catching telescope of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) into its place that will measure the elevation of Earth from space.

NASA to utilise natural resources beyond Earth
NASA to utilise natural resources beyond Earth

To enable missions into space, deeper than ever before, NASA is investing in technologies for In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) - the ability to find and use natural resources beyond the Earth.

Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash
Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash

Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California`s Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other.

Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot
Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

Virgin`s pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert -- and raising questions about the program`s future.

Wearable health devices key for safe space tourism

At a time when several firms are developing spacecrafts to take ordinary citizens on short trips into space, scientists have outlined the risks and challenges involved in human commercial spaceflights.

NASA's Cassini captures sunlight glinting off Titan's seas
NASA's Cassini captures sunlight glinting off Titan's seas

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has recently observed sunlight glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new US Engine
Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new US Engine

The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co`s defense division said on Thursday.

ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018
ISRO plans second Mars Mission with rover and lander in 2018

After the success of the recent Mars Orbit Mission (MOM), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to revisit the Red Planet in 2018 with a heavier satellite which will carry a lander and a rover.