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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.