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Moon mission a calculated risk, says ISRO chairman K Sivan

Sivan was speaking at the ninth convocation of GITAM Deemed to be University at Rudraram in neighbouring Sangareddy district.

Sep 23, 2018, 00:02 AM IST

NASA reveals plans for future missions to Moon

NASA said it plans to enlist a series of commercial robotic landers and rockets to meet lunar payload delivery and service needs. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:52 PM IST

'Igloos' on the moon: ISRO begins work on future outposts

While there's no mission plan as of now, ISRO wants to have the technology ready for building these structures.

Mar 01, 2018, 17:20 PM IST

Chandrayaan-II: India's second moon mission cheaper than Hollywood movie 'Interstellar'

The cost of Chandrayaan-II is INR 800 crore – much cheaper than the cost of Hollywood's 2014 sci-fi blockbuster 'Interstellar', that cost a whopping INR 1,062 crore ($165 million).

Feb 20, 2018, 16:09 PM IST

Chandrayaan-II set for April launch; rover to aim for moon's south pole: Jitendra Singh

While this is not India's first mission to the Moon, it is certainly the Indian government’s most ambitious Moon research project till date.

Feb 16, 2018, 17:36 PM IST

Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

While NASA will move forward with plans to create a new space station around the Moon – the Lunar Orbit Platform-Gateway – the budget confirmed earlier reports indicating plans to end funding for the International Space Station (ISS) in 2025.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:55 PM IST

Chandrayaan-II mission on schedule; next launch to be a communication satellite: ISRO chief

While this is not India's first mission to the Moon, it is certainly the Indian government’s most ambitious Moon research project till date.

Jan 12, 2018, 18:29 PM IST

China to become world's first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon

This is a move that has not been made by anyone or any nation before and with this mission, China will outdo the historical achievements of the US and the USSR.

Jan 03, 2018, 08:53 AM IST

US President Donald Trump signs directive to send Americans back to moon

US President Donald Trump signs directive to send Americans back to moon. Trump says sending American's to moon sets foundation for Mars mission.

Dec 12, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

Moon calling: Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to lunar surface

Donald Trump's directive called the Space Policy Directive 1, was based on recommendations of the National Space Council, which the POTUS directed to re-establish in June.

Dec 12, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

Chandrayaan-II: Historical move for India as ISRO prepares for first ever Moon-landing mission

For the first time in Indian history, ISRO is all set to mark its presence on the Moon.  

Dec 03, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

Two moon missions find their way into ISRO's space agenda in early 2018!

The first one will be the Chandrayaan-2 mission, an advanced version of its previous 2018 mission with the objective of deeper lunar surface probe, and the second mission will be an initiative by Team Indus – a group of space enthusiasts that wants to unfurl the tricolour on the moon's surface as part of a global lunar competition.

Jul 30, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!

Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

Jul 21, 2017, 08:25 AM IST

Lunar dreams: China reveals 2018 plans to launch mini-ecosystems to the moon for the first time!

An 18-centimetre-tall cylinder will carry potato seeds and silkworm eggs to be incubated.

Jun 18, 2017, 15:33 PM IST

Collection pouch which once held moon samples from Apollo 11 mission to be auctioned!

While there are legal restrictions on sales of material from moon missions, including lunar rocks and dust, it is believed some items have been sold on the black market.

May 20, 2017, 11:31 AM IST

NASA unveils lunar dreams, plans to establish spaceport orbiting the Moon!

The agency is looking to build a crew tended spaceport in lunar orbit within the first few missions that would serve as a gateway to deep space and the lunar surface.

Apr 03, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Seven teams qualify for India's first private moon mission

Seven teams have been qualified for India's first private moon mission in December, space technology start-up TeamIndus said on Wednesday.

Mar 15, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial-developer

The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already produced and marketed a belt to protect rescue workers from harmful gamma ray radiation emitted in nuclear disasters, such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Mar 03, 2017, 17:15 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

SRO will develop an engine that will help in the controlled landing on the moon. The mission is currently planned for the first quarter of 2018.

Mar 02, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Russia to launch manned moon missions by 2029

In 2025, the spaceship will carry out its first unmanned mission to the moon.

Oct 27, 2015, 21:13 PM IST