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Your flight to outer space could be just months away

Two companies are in the race to take passengers on space tourism and while neither has given a confirmed date yet, it could be as early as in 2019.

Jul 15, 2018, 08:06 AM IST

Space travel may cause long-term change in DNA, reveals NASA's Twin Study

When retired astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth in March 2016, NASA carried out its Twin Study on him and his twin brother Mark Kelly.

Mar 15, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

'Pillownauts' to help study adverse effects of space travel

The study is specifically aiming to find out how quickly we develop insulin resistance from prolonged bed rest, and what are the mechanisms driving this harmful effect.

Feb 12, 2018, 17:38 PM IST

Traveling in space may cause genetic alterations: NASA

The study involved astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space and his identical twin Mark who stayed on Earth.

Jan 28, 2017, 12:36 PM IST

'Impossible' space engine breaks laws of Physics, but could actually work, says NASA!

The study in question suggests that a controversial and puzzling engine design could potentially make space travel much cheaper and faster may actually work.

Nov 13, 2016, 21:46 PM IST

Experts concerned by SpaceX plan to fuel rockets with people aboard

SpaceX needs NASA approval of its launch system before it can put astronauts into space.

Nov 02, 2016, 05:57 AM IST

NASA working on laser technology that could send humans to Mars in 3 days!

NASA scientists are currently working on a new laser technology that can take humans to Mars in flat three days.

Feb 22, 2016, 17:53 PM IST

Silver catalysts may aid long-term space travel

Silver electrocatalysts may help enable long-term space travel, such as manned missions to Mars, by recovering oxygen from carbon dioxide, scientists say.

Feb 23, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

SpaceX to land rocket on Earth after launch

SpaceX will attempt to land a rocket on Earth on Tuesday.

Jan 05, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

Space research to help humans fight illnesses on Earth

Space travel may help scientists strengthen our bodies' ability to fight threats to our health, says a study.

Dec 08, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

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

The report said that Branson was heard telling guests at the "hit-and-giggle fest" that he was 100 percent going to space with his son despite the recent SpaceShipTwo disaster.

Nov 19, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

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.

Nov 19, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Space and underwater tourism to become reality in 2024

space and underwater travel. After gazing into their crystal balls, a group of futurologists and industry experts have issued a slew of prophecies in the final installment of a Skyscanner report that aims to paint a portrait of travel in the year 2024.

Oct 10, 2014, 17:54 PM IST

ISRO scientist Suresh Kumar first Indian to visit stratosphere

TN Suresh Kumar, a senior ISRO scientist has become the first Indian to visit the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Sep 10, 2014, 18:33 PM IST

Space odyssey aboard luxury balloon soon a reality

What if you could take a ride inside a luxury flight capsule hoisted by a giant balloon to reach space?

Jul 02, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Fruit flies bred in space reveal microgravity`s impact on astronauts

Fruit flies bred in space are now offering scientists a clue as to how astronauts` immune systems could get damaged during prolonged space travel.

Feb 03, 2014, 22:08 PM IST

How to save astronauts` eyes during space travel

More than 30 percent of astronauts returning from two-week space shuttle missions and 60 percent who spent six months aboard the International Space Station were found to be suffering from eye problems.

Dec 12, 2013, 15:49 PM IST

Richard Branson hints at `another idea` for cheap space travel

Richard Branson has revealed that he has "another idea" for cheaper space travel.

Sep 28, 2013, 13:20 PM IST

Ashton Kutcher heads to space

Actor Ashton Kutcher will travel to space. He has booked a seat aboard businessman Richard Branson`s suborbital aircraft.

Mar 21, 2012, 14:06 PM IST

Lizards being trained for space travel

Lizards are known for their adaptation to extreme conditions and a team is being trained in Russia to be sent to space.

Mar 16, 2012, 22:35 PM IST