The mobile launcher for the Space Launch System rocket, initially meant for the launch of Ares 1, will likely only be used once despite its expensive price tag.
Saying “Chandrayaan 2 is cheaper than Interstellar” is pernicious because frugal engineering is not an end unto itself, especially when we seldom celebrate any other aspects of these missions.
The 23-story-tall jumbo rocket is carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster from the assembly line of Elon Musk’s electric car company as a mock payload.
Despite the potential, India’s share of the global $400 billion space market is less than 0.01%. How can we accelerate the growth of a much-needed space start-up ecosystem?
One idea for the origin of gamma-ray bursts, the brightest events, is that they are somehow emitted by massive astrophysical objects, such as black holes.
The findings showed that ice may be more available than previously known for use as water to support future robotic or human exploration missions, perhaps even the establishment of a permanent Mars base.
An asteroid-mining infrastructure could help to solve a major impending resource problem.
He flew into space twice during NASA’s Gemini program in the mid-1960s, twice on the Apollo lunar missions and twice on space shuttles in the 1980s.
There are astonishing parallels between the whaling industry and deep human spaceflight in the great pantheon of human exploration.
The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago, protecting the continent for peace and science.
Chief Justice David Maraga said all six judges dismissed the two legal challenges to the vote, but the opposition NASA coalition insisted the government was illegitimate.
The main objective of the new National Resistance Movement will be to advance electoral justice in Kenya and across Africa as well.
SpaceX plans its first trip to the red planet in 2022, carrying only cargo, to be followed by a manned mission in 2024.
Cassini has been humankind’s proxy-visit to Saturn, a diminutive, polite and empathetic ambassador dispatched to learn more about a tremendous planet.
While Cassini is celebrated in the popular literature for its stunning photographs of Saturn’s rings more often, its more unique contributions have advanced our understanding of the planet’s moons.
Cassini, the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, will make the last of 22 farewell dives between the planet’s rings and surface on September 15.
They will join two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut on board the station, effectively doubling the amount of time that can be spent on research.
According to a US space expert, India which recently launched a record 104 satellites in one go, would continue to do so and “saturate” the orbits.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
The Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, acronymised to NISAR, will use a dual-frequency radar for the first time to monitor resource-use and environmental hazards on the ground.
NASA’s Kepler Mission has identified thousands of exoplanets but there are a lot of unanswered questions about these distant alien worlds how earth-like their environments are, if at all.
The planets are rocky and 1.75 times the size of Earth, and are being referred to as ‘super-Earths’ or ‘mini-Neptunes’.
We all had richly imagined ‘space’ phases as children – but only through Western toys, films and the chronology of NASA’s success, and the occasional book from the Soviet Union.
Due to congressional budget cuts, the 38-year continuous U.S. Arctic satellite monitoring programme is about to end, leaving researchers blind to ongoing Arctic sea ice losses.
The astronauts will venture outside to replace a computer that recently failed, leaving the space station to depend on a backup system.
Even though Solibacillus kalamii has not yet been found on Earth, it is really not an extraterrestrial lifeform, either.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, used the bag to hold rocks and dust from the lunar region known as the Sea of Tranquility.
The space plane took off in May 2015 and conducted unspecified experiments for more than 700 days while in orbit, the programme’s fourth mission so far.
The asteroid 2014 JO25, discovered in 2014, will be the largest asteroid to come this near to the planet since 2004.
The discovery makes Saturn’s ocean-bearing moon Enceladus the only place beyond Earth where scientists have found direct evidence of a possible energy source for life.
“We want to know why these galaxies are so luminous. What is the source – is there a big central nucleus at the centre,” says Seema Pooranchand
The decay of radioactive isotopes, like those of plutonium and americium, drive generators that can power missions to space that run for decades.
Lucy and Psyche are a part of NASA’s Discovery Program, whose raison d’être is to explore our planetary neighbourhood using “faster, better, cheaper” missions.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declined to identify the customers or say how much they would pay to fly on the weeklong mission, except to say that it is “nobody from Hollywood.”
The PSLV C37 mission, scheduled for February 15, will deploy 104 satellites into a polar Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth.
The second mission to Mars is tentatively slated for a 2021-2022 timeframe and, per existing plans, it may involve putting a rover on the surface of the red planet.
A twin experiment in space can help us prevent diseases on Earth.
The company, controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, wants to improve the design of its engines to increase performance and resolve potential safety concerns.
Launched last September, next generation satellite INSAT-3DR has opened new frontiers in India’s weather forecasting with ability to detect farm fires climate conditions hitherto unfeasible.
Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon as part of Apollo 17 died surrounded by his family on Monday after suffering from health issues.