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NASA images display crater created by European Mars lander

NASA images display crater created by European Mars lander

New images beamed back by a NASA probe show that the European Space Agency's Mars lander created a shallow crater when it crashed on to the red planet.

China launches manned space mission

China launches manned space mission

The Shenzhou-11 was put into orbit by a Long March-2F carrier rocket.

Orbital ATK to launch resupply mission to space station on Sunday!

Orbital ATK to launch resupply mission to space station on Sunday!

NASA commercial provider Orbital ATK is all set to launch its sixth commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

China develops material for spacecraft to withstand high temperatures

Zou Junfeng, a senior engineer at the Aerospace Institute of Advanced Materials and Processing Technology in Beijing, said the material, called aerogel, has been widely used in space missions by the United States, Russia and Europe.

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA says two of the spacecraft’s three science instruments - the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE - are online and sending science data to Earth. 

Moon Express co-founded by Indian-American cleared for lunar landing in 2017!

Moon Express co-founded by Indian-American cleared for lunar landing in 2017!

There have been no private space missions so far beyond Earth's orbit and only state agencies have performed outer space missions.

NASA's Saturn probe detects interstellar dust for first time

NASA's Saturn probe detects interstellar dust for first time

 In a first, NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn has detected and analysed the faint but distinct signature of interstellar dust coming from beyond our solar system.

SpaceX launches inflatable space habitat to ISS

SpaceX launches inflatable space habitat to ISS

 US space firm SpaceX resumed its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, carrying aboard an experimental inflatable space habitat that might be crucial for future deep space explorations.

Russian cargo spacecraft on way to ISS

Russian cargo spacecraft on way to ISS

 An unpiloted Russian resupply vehicle for the International Space Station (ISS) was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday with three tonnes of food, fuel and supplies to astronauts.

NASA testing new technology to help spacecraft land safely on Mars

NASA testing new technology to help spacecraft land safely on Mars

Doing so helps engineers understand how it would perform after exposure to handling, storage and deployment during a space flight mission.

NASA's Mars-bound spacecraft lands in Florida for tests

NASA's Mars-bound spacecraft lands in Florida for tests

The aircraft was designed during the Apollo programme and was used in the 1960s to carry parts of the Saturn V rocket from California to Florida.

Novel glass-based shield to block ultraviolet rays

 Chinese researchers have created a special glass that can help protect living cells by absorbing and blocking damaging ultraviolet rays.

US honours Pluto's historic flyby with postal stamps

US honours Pluto's historic flyby with postal stamps

The US Postal Service has released a preview of its new 2016 stamps highlighting NASA's planetary science programme, including the New Horizons' historic 2015 flyby.

China plans to explore dark side of moon

China aims to become the first country to land a lunar probe on the dark side of the moon to study the geological conditions of the invisible part of Earth's only natural satellite, a top scientist has said.

NASA's new spacecraft may hitchhike across galaxy

NASA's new spacecraft may hitchhike across galaxy

NASA scientists have designed the concept of a spacecraft that would hitch rides on comets and asteroids by spearing them with tethers.

Space University of Glasgow space tech ready for liftoff

A new spacecraft which will help in the search for gravitational waves is setting off for South America on its final earthbound journey before heading to space in November.

Self-healing material to plug dangerous holes in spacecraft

Scientists have developed a new material that can quickly repair itself and could save astronauts' lives in case debris penetrates a spacecraft.

NASA lets you listen to sounds meant for aliens

NASA lets you listen to sounds meant for aliens

 Now you can listen to sounds which are meant for aliens to hear as NASA has posted the 'Golden Record' on online audio distribution platform Soundcloud.

Metal foams capable of shielding radiation developed

 Lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions, says a study.

New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.