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Liu is first Chinese woman in space


June 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Liu Yang, a former Chinese air force pilot, became the country's first female astronaut Saturday evening as she along with two male colleagues blasted off into ... Read more...

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China launches Shenzhou-9 with first woman astronaut


June 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) China launched its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country's first female astronaut aboard Saturday.Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded carrier rocket -- Long March-2F, blasted off from the Jiuquan ... Read more...

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Chinese female astronaut candidate was a hero pilot


June 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) One of China's two female astronaut candidates was once a hero pilot who successfully dealt with a mid-air emergency.Liu Yang was taking part in a routine ... Read more...

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NASA to draft 20-year Mars strategy by August


April 14th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA will compile the Mars research plan for next 20 years by August, the US space agency officials have said.According to NASA, the programme ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy! (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for the next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy!


March 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for its next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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China to conduct manned space mission in 2012


October 31st, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China will conduct a manned space mission in 2012, an official said Monday.Spokeswoman for the programme Wu Ping said Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 spaceships will be launched ... Read more...

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Manned missions being discussed: ISRO chief


July 15th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) India's space agency has plans to launch a manned space mission in the future, but a lot of work needs to be done ... Read more...

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China to launch two space modules


April 30th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China will launch two unmanned space modules in the second half of this year, a media report said.The modules, named Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8, will take part ... 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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China Launches “Moon Mission” as Nasa Loses Lunar Interest


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over forty years after the famous “giant leap for mankind” was performed by Neil Armstrong, NASA has severely cut it’s lunar landings and moon program, while China launches ... Read more...

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Jokes in the time of a floundering Games


September 25th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) If you think the Commonwealth Games have just brought grief, misery and embarrassment to the people of the country, you are wrong. The virtual ... 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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Space programme gets boost with 40 percent more funds


July 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India's space research programme will get a boost as the union budget for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday has given a 40 percent ... Read more...

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India’s manned space mission will have IAF men


May 27th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) When India's first manned mission to space takes off, possibly in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board. "Let me promise you one ... 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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India, Russia sign deal for new nuclear plants


December 5th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): India and Russia signed a landmark agreement on civil nuclear cooperation today. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said while addressing a joint press conference with Russian President ... Read more...

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Watch made from moon dust to go on sale for PS300k!


November 26th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A watch to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1969 moon landings, which is made from moon dust and original fragments of Apollo 11, is set to ... Read more...

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India now aims for manned space mission


November 23rd, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) India is aiming to send a manned mission into the space after the success of its first unmanned mission to the moon, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRo) chairmain ... Read more...

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State honours for China’s spacewalk astronauts


November 7th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (Xinhua) Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday presented medals and certificates to astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Boming and the country's first space walker Zhai Zhigang for their historic performance even ... Read more...

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ISRO to set up astronaut training institute


October 25th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 25 (IANS) Buoyed by the successful launch of the country's maiden unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan-1, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to start an institute to train ... Read more...

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India plans to send two men to space by 2015


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian space agency that started the country's maiden unmanned moon mission Wednesday is planning to send two Indians into space by 2015, said a top ... Read more...

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Chinas report of astronauts first night in space a fake


September 26th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, Chinas state news agency had published a dispatch from the countrys three latest astronauts describing their first night in space in ... Read more...

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China begins final countdown to spacewalk mission (Lead)


September 25th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (DPA) China Thursday afternoon intitiated the final eight-hour countdown to its Shenzhou VII space mission, which is scheduled to feature the nation's first spacewalk.The Jiuquan space centre in the ... Read more...

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Spacewalk to mark giant step for China


September 25th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (DPA) When Zhai Zhigang floats out of a space capsule wearing his 120-kg, $30-million pressurized suit, he is to set another landmark for China's ambitious space programme as it ... Read more...

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China names its first spacewalker astronaut


September 17th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, September 17 (ANI): Zhai Zhigang has been named as Chinas first spacewalker astronaut, who will be part of the countrys third manned space mission, which will last from September ... Read more...

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Chinas third manned space mission to launch in late September


September 8th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): China has announced the date for the launch of Shenzhou VII, its third manned space mission, as sometime between 25 and 30 September.The spacecraft will be launched ... Read more...

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China to launch first spacewalk mission in October


June 12th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 12 (Xinhua) China will launch its Shenzhou VII manned space mission, which will include the first spacewalk by a Chinese "taikonaut", in October, a spokesman of the China Manned Space ... Read more...

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ISRO to send man into space in seven years


April 28th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) India will be in a position to carry out a manned space mission within seven years from now, said a top official of the Indian space ... Read more...

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India to send 70 space missions by 2012: ISRO chief


April 4th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Apr 4 (ANI): India plans to undertake 70 space missions in five years, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, G Madhavan Nair, told reporters here on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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China to conduct its first space walk in October


March 6th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar. 6 (ANI): China is planning to conduct its first space walk in October from a Shenzhou VII spacecraft. There will be three taikonauts, as China's astronauts are known, aboard the ... Read more...

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Russia to build new cosmodrome on its own soil by 2015


November 24th, 2007 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov.24 (ANI): Russia will build a new cosmodrome on its own territory capable of handling human space flight, Russian media reports said. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that clears ... Read more...

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China denies setting timetable for a space station


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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