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Musk envisions SpaceX Starship's lunar landing by 2021

Musk envisions SpaceX Starship's lunar landing by 2021

Uncrewed SpaceX Starship could land on the moon by 2021, following which, a manned moon mission could be a quick possibility.

Jul 19, 2019, 18:09 PM IST
How a headset transmitted those famous words from Neil Armstrong

How a headset transmitted those famous words from Neil Armstrong

The "MS50" aviation headset was first released by Plantronics in 1962, the same technology which was used in Neil Armstrong's headsets as well as the headsets used within mission control facilities

Jul 19, 2019, 18:01 PM IST
Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of NASA's Apollo 11 mission

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of NASA's Apollo 11 mission

former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins. 

Jul 19, 2019, 09:47 AM IST
Space exploration critical for our survival: Jeff Bezos

Space exploration critical for our survival: Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos envisions creating enormous space colonies in close proximity to Earth, as a way of expanding humanity to a trillion people.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:58 PM IST
Two planets that could support life discovered

Two planets that could support life discovered

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other Spanish telescopes allowed researchers to analyse, in great detail, the Teegarden star a cold red dwarf only

Jun 19, 2019, 12:28 PM IST
Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Our natural satellite took shape when a Mars-sized object smashed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. The force of this crash sent materials spewing into orbit, where they coalesced into the Moon

Jun 18, 2019, 12:25 PM IST
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to retire in 2020

Managed and operated by JPL, Spitzer is a small but transformational observatory. It captures infrared light, which is often emitted by "warm" objects that are not quite hot enough to radiate visible

Jun 14, 2019, 11:40 AM IST
NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

NASA's Mars 2020 rover to explore ancient life

The goal of the Mars 2020 rover is to look for signs of ancient life. It will be the first spacecraft to collect samples of the Martian surface, caching them in tubes that could be returned to Earth

Jun 14, 2019, 11:35 AM IST
India to land near moon's south pole on September 6

India to land near moon's south pole on September 6

"We will launch our second moon mission (Chandrayaan-2) on July 15 at 02:15 a.m., to land by September 6 or7 near the lunar south pole, where no one went so far, Indian Space Research Organisation (

Jun 13, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
India to launch second moon mission on July 15

India to launch second moon mission on July 15

"The 3,890 kg Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched on board a heavy rocket from our spaceport at Sriharikota on July 15 at 2:15 a.m., with an orbiter, lander and rover," state-run Indian Space

Jun 13, 2019, 15:06 PM IST
SpaceX targets late June for Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX targets late June for Falcon Heavy launch

The 27 engines of the Falcon Heavy rocket generate thrust at liftoff equal to that of approximately 18 aeroplanes, and it can lift over 140,000 pounds (about 63,503 kg), according to the JPL, Xinhua

Jun 12, 2019, 13:30 PM IST
NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

NASA twin satellites to study signal disruption from space

The twin E-TBEx CubeSats short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment - will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency said on Monday.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:25 PM IST
Four giant planets around young star discovered

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is

Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
NASA's Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

NASA's Mars probe beams back selfie to mark four years in orbit

Next year, researchers will initiate an aerobraking manoeuvre by skimming the spacecraft through Mars' upper atmosphere to slow it.

Sep 24, 2018, 16:46 PM IST
PM Modi congratulates space scientists on PSLV-C42 launch

PM Modi congratulates space scientists on PSLV-C42 launch

The ISRO PSLV-C42, carrying two foreign earth satellites, took off Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh at 10.08 pm on Sunday.

Sep 17, 2018, 23:20 PM IST
Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Earliest galaxies in universe identified

Scientists found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first galaxies that formed in our universe.

Aug 17, 2018, 16:10 PM IST
Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won`t it melt?

Aug 13, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
World's first mission to touch the Sun lifts off, NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins 7-year journey

World's first mission to touch the Sun lifts off, NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins 7-year journey

A Sun-skimming mission like Parker Solar Probe has been a dream of scientists for decades, but only recently has the required technology - like the heat shield, solar array cooling system, and fault

Aug 12, 2018, 13:17 PM IST
NASA releases satellite image of California shrouded in smoke due to deadly wildfire

NASA releases satellite image of California shrouded in smoke due to deadly wildfire

This natural-color satellite image of smoke in California was collected by the Aqua satellite on July 29, 2018. Actively burning areas, detected by thermal bands, are outlined in red. 

Jul 31, 2018, 11:14 AM IST
Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars to be closest to the Earth today in 15 years, spectacle to be visible from India

Mars which is already brighter than usual, will shine even more and will appear to be bigger on Tuesday. 

Jul 31, 2018, 10:54 AM IST