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Indian manned space flight delayed further


September 18th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 17 (IANS) India's first human space flight would be delayed further for want of requisite technologies and capabilities, a top space official admitted Monday."The launch programme of ... Read more...

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Meagre increase in India’s space budget


March 16th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's space budget saw a minuscule increase of over one percent this year compared to the last year with a decrease in allocations in the ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonaut to speak on 50 years of human space flight


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Russian cosmonaut Viktor Savinykh, who spent nearly 253 days in space in the 1980s, will visit Mumbai next week to speak on the 50th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Soviet space capsule sells for $2.9 mn


April 13th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) A Soviet space capsule that orbited the Earth 50 years ago sold for about $2.9 million at Sotheby's in New York. The spherical Vostok 3KA-2 Space ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s sells pre-Gagarin spacecraft for $2.8 million


April 13th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Vostok 3KA-2 space capsule that carried a mannequin and a dog into space as a rehearsal for Yury Gagarin's manned space mission has ... Read more...

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UN declares April 12 as International Day of Space Flight


April 8th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution declaring April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight.The resolution, adopted at a special ... Read more...

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Budgetary boost to space research, atomic energy (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's atomic energy and space programmes received handsome increases in their annual allocation of around 31 percent and 43 percent, respectively, over the previous year in ... Read more...

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Challenger Disaster Victims Remembered By NASA


January 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Cape Canaveral, Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Friday marked the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, often considered to be the biggest failure of the American space agency NASA in which ... Read more...

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US hoping to become ‘close partner’ of India in space exploration


January 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): A senior official of the Obama administration has said that United States is hoping to become 'close partner' of India in space exploration.The removal of the Indian ... Read more...

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Virgin space tourists could be launched by 2015


June 14th, 2010 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) A Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Scotland could be launching tourists into space by 2015. Sir Richard Branson's UK Space Agency has identified Lossiemouth as the ideal location ... Read more...

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NASA awards launch services contract for IRIS mission


June 9th, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – NASA Tuesday awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation to launch the IRIS mission, NASA announced.The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft, also known as IRIS, will ... Read more...

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Scientists say simulated Mars mission in Moscow hangar is no joke


June 4th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, June 4 (ANI): Six fearless volunteer astronauts who have taken on the challenge of undertaking a 520-day simulated mission to Mars in Moscow, have rebutted critics claims of it amounting to ... Read more...

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India to send two astronauts in space: ISRO


April 14th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India will send two astronauts into space using an indigenous rocket and an announcement for this is likely to be made within a couple of months, ... Read more...

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Budgetary boost to India’s manned mission to space


February 26th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for Department of Space increased by over Rs.1,600 crore to Rs.5,778 crore with a five-fold hike in funds for the human space flight programme. ... Read more...

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Human flight to Mars will be a global mission: ISRO


January 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) The maiden human space flight to Mars would be a global mission through a consortium by 2030, a top Indian space official said Wednesday. "Manned mission to Mars ... Read more...

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India to send two astronauts into space in 2016


January 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) India will launch its first manned mission in 2016 with two astronauts for a week-long odyssey in space, a top Indian space agency official said Wednesday. "We are ... Read more...

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Boeing to bid on NASA’s ISS contract


January 19th, 2010 - 2:51 am ICT by BNO News
CHICAGO (BNO NEWS) – The Boeing Company announced on Monday that it will draw on its human space flight experience, as well as its knowledge of International Space Station (ISS) operations and ... Read more...

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India’s space programmes based on its needs: Outgoing chief


October 31st, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) India does not look at other Asian countries like Japan and China as competitors in the space sector as its programmes are based on its ... Read more...

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After the Moon, India eyeing human space flight


October 22nd, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) After the success of its first Chandrayaan moon mission, India is now looking at exploration of outer space using planetary missions including a human space flight programme, ... Read more...

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Too much radiation might prevent astronauts to make it to Mars


September 17th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 17 (ANI): A panel tasked by the White House with reviewing NASA's human space flight activities has suggested that radiation may be the biggest hurdle to human exploration beyond low-Earth ... Read more...

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Fuelling up at orbital gas stations may help rockets in long-distance space travel


August 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Astronauts in the future may not worry if their rocket runs out of fuel, as they would be able to gas up at orbital gas stations floating in ... Read more...

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4th spacewalker Alan Bean says US should focus on Mars now


July 20th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Captain Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, says that it's time of the U.S. to forget about going back, and to join forces ... Read more...

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NASA launches human space flight review web site for public use


June 7th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): NASA has created a web site for the review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee to facilitate a two-way conversation with the public about the future direction ... Read more...

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IAF personnel to be on first manned space mission


March 16th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) When India's first manned space mission takes off, likely in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board.The IAF is to ... Read more...

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ISRO, Russian Space Agency join hands for Indian Man Mission


December 13th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
By K G Vasuki Bangalore, Dec 13 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Russian Space Agency have joined hands to share critical equipments for the Indian Man Mission ... Read more...

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India-Russia pacts mark new milestone: Manmohan


December 5th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The India-Russia relationship has "withstood the test of time", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said at a joint press conference with visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev here Friday.The ... Read more...

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Americas new space program to cost less and have international outlook


November 14th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): The Planetary Society has outlined a vigorous new approach to space exploration for the consideration of the new U.S. Administration and Congress to develop a flexible space ... Read more...

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Georgia crisis sparks fears that American astronauts can be grounded


August 24th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Russias clash with the United States over the conflict in Georgia has sparked fears that American astronauts could soon be grounded with no means of getting into ... Read more...

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Neglecting safety may nip civil space tourism plans in the bud


July 26th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Space tourism has yet not started for civilians, but the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already issued a warning that it might not begin at all ... Read more...

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Space research gets Rs.36 billion


February 29th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In order to maintain India's growth and global presence in space, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday allocated Rs.36 billion for space research during 2008-09 in areas like ... Read more...

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India and NASA sign agreement for future cooperation in space exploration (Re-issue)


February 3rd, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and NASA have signed a framework agreement establishing the terms for future cooperation between the two agencies in the exploration and use of ... Read more...

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India and NASA sign agreement for future cooperation in space exploration


February 2nd, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and NASA have signed a framework agreement establishing the terms for future cooperation between the two agencies in the exploration and use of ... Read more...

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