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  • India's 'Chandrayaan 2' successfully placed in Lunar orbit: Report
    SpaceIndia's 'Chandrayaan 2' successfully placed in Lunar orbit: Report

    India's second moon mission achieved the "biggest milestone" as the scientists successfully placed it in the lunar orbit on August 20. The lunar-rover will now start a descent to the moon on September 7.

    5 days ago
  • NASA tweets thumbs up to ISRO after Chandrayaan 2 launch
    SpaceNASA tweets thumbs up to ISRO after Chandrayaan 2 launch

    Hours after India successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, NASA congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch. Tweeting about it, NASA mentioned that they are looking forward to see the findings from the mission.

    1 month ago
  • Chandrayaan 2: India's second moon mission launched successfully
    SpaceChandrayaan 2: India's second moon mission launched successfully

    After technical glitch on July 15, ISRO on Monday (July 22) launched India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 on a powerful GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket from its spaceport in Sriharikota to explore the unchartered south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover.

    1 month ago
  • Apollo 11 original moonwalk tapes sell for $1.8 mn
    SpaceApollo 11 original moonwalk tapes sell for $1.8 mn

    A NASA intern who had paid $217.77 for the original videotapes of the Apollo 11 moonwalk turned into a millionaire by selling them for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Saturday. The amount happens t be 8,000 times what Gary George had paid for the 1,150 reels of tape in a government surplus auction at the Johnson Space Center in 1976.

    1 month ago
  • Chandrayaan 2 relaunch date set as July 22: ISRO
    Science NewsChandrayaan 2 relaunch date set as July 22: ISRO

    Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Thursday said that it will launch the Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.

    1 month ago
  • ISRO calls off Chandrayaan-2 launch after technical snag, next date soon
    SpaceISRO calls off Chandrayaan-2 launch after technical snag, next date soon

    The GSLV Mark III carrying the orbiter, lander, and rover was scheduled to take off at 02:51 am from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, the country’s only launch site.

    1 month ago
  • US wants astronauts to land on Moon, NASA accepts challenge
    SpaceUS wants astronauts to land on Moon, NASA accepts challenge

    Regarding the development in space sector, the US Vice President Mike Pence has asked NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to accelerate the agency’s lunar exploration plans. He announced to speed up the mission to land astronauts within five years "by any means necessary,". The challenge was put forward during a National Space Council meeting held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama on March 26.

    5 months ago
  • NASA selects these private companies for upcoming moon mission.
    SpaceNASA selects these private companies for upcoming moon mission.

    NASA has finally selected nine companies that will compete for billions of dollars in contracts to take small payloads for the agency to the surface of the moon.

    9 months ago
  • India's ISRO space achievements till date
    SpaceIndia's ISRO space achievements till date

    Formed in 1969, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is a prestigious space agency of India. It aims to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration." The agency boasts the robust knowledge of Indian scientists in space technology. In this article, we will talk about the achievement of ISRO till date.

    12 months ago
  • Upcoming Moon mission needs no big budget, says NASA Chief
    SpaceUpcoming Moon mission needs no big budget, says NASA Chief

    In a meeting held, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that now sending human to the lunar space would not consume big money like the Apollo mission which was conducted in the mid-1960s. The Apollo programme gobbled up about 4.5 per cent of the federal budget, but the space agency's current budget share is around just 0.5 per cent. He believes that the estimated amount should be sufficient to conduct crewed lunar missions in the next 10 years.

    12 months ago