space exploration

Kennedy was not interested in space travel


September 13th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former US president John F. Kennedy was initially very hesitant about space travel, and could not be convinced that all rockets were not a waste of ... Read more...

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Nation’s development product of technological prowess: PM


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) A nation's development is a product of its technological prowess, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday after the launch of ISRO's 100th mission."Questions are sometimes ... Read more...

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Rapper Launches New Single from Red Planet


August 28th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The famous rapper Will.I.am is planning to launch his new album in planet Mars through rover Curiosity. He will manage this through the help of astronaut Leland Melvin. The up coming album ... Read more...

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China’s moon rover to run on nuclear power


August 13th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's first moon rover will run on a nuclear-powered battery, a scientist said.The rover lands on moon next year on board Chang'e-3, China's third lunar probe, ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican to prepare menu for manned mission to Mars


August 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Orlando (Florida), Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) A Puerto Rican scientist will be in charge of creating the menu for the first manned mission to Mars.Yajaira Sierra Sastre, a 35-year-old native of ... Read more...

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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module


June 24th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Chinese astronauts Sunday manually docked a spacecraft with an orbiting module, the first such attempt in China's space exploration history, authorities said.The astronauts successfully docked the ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot the faintest ever galaxy


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Astronomers have now spotted the faintest ever galaxy, among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space.The observational data reveal a faint infant galaxy, ... Read more...

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‘US spends more on pizza than on space missions’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launch to ISS delayed


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dragon, the first private spacecraft to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to blast off May 7, a week later than ... Read more...

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Russia losing space race: Poll


April 13th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is losing its position as the leader of the space race and needs to invest more in the space industry, a new poll has ... Read more...

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New ‘rocket’ can go to moon on 100 cc fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions. The mini motor uses electricity to ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on space exploration


December 29th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China Thursday issued a white paper on the development of space industry since 2006 and the major tasks for the next five years.The white paper, titled ... Read more...

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Russian probe fails to set course to Mars


November 9th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (RIA Novosti) A robotic spacecraft to the Mars moon Phobos launched early Wednesday has failed to reach orbit after separation from the launch vehicle, the head of ... Read more...

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China mulls sending female astronauts into space


October 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China is considering sending female astronauts into space during its space docking missions next year, a chief designer for the astronaut programme said Monday.Two female astronauts ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft to take images of Apollo landing sites


August 12th, 2011 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A NASA spacecraft will move 30 km closer to the moon for a week to take clearer images of the Apollo lunar landing sites.The Lunar ... Read more...

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Indian space agency’s commercial arm gets new head


July 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Antrix Corporation, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, Saturday got a new head, V.S. Hegde, an expert in remote sensing applications as part of the ... 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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World’s most powerful rocket to blast off in 2013


April 6th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world’s most powerful rocket is expected to blast into space by late 2013. The rocket, Falcon 9-Heavy, has twice the capacity of its predecessor.The rocket ... Read more...

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China to put man on the moon by 2030


March 4th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China plans to make a manned moon landing by 2030, but the purpose of exploration of the moon should be seen as "peaceful" rather than a ... Read more...

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China aspires to put a man on moon by 2030


March 4th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): In an endeavor to accelerate its efforts to improve space technologies, China is leaving no stone unturned in its long-awaited aspiration of making a moon landing by ... Read more...

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Snake-like robo discovers how lizards swim through the sand


February 25th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have successfully found how lizards manage to swim their way through desert sands.Using a snake-like robot, the researchers at the Georgia Institute Of Technology in the U.S. ... Read more...

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Air Chief inaugurates traffic awareness exhibition by cartoonist Tendulkar


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik inaugurated an exhibition of cartoons by eminent artist Mangesh Tendulkar aimed at creating traffic ... Read more...

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Concord High School Remembers Challenger Astronaut Christa McAuliffe


January 29th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the Kennedy Space Center commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, the scenario at Concord High School was no different. A special assembly was ... Read more...

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‘Asteroid’ found 100 years ago could be an extinct comet


December 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): New observations have suggested that an asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago may not be an asteroid at all, but an extinct comet that is coming back ... Read more...

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India, France to enhance cooperation in climate change


December 6th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): India and France have pledged to enhance cooperation at bilateral and global level to effectively address climate change.In a joint statement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy ... Read more...

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Boeing helps prepare space shuttle Discovery’s final payload


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by BNO News
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Boeing on Tuesday announced that a group of their engineers and technicians are supporting Space Shuttle Discovery's final mission, in part by processing the shuttle's ... Read more...

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Costa Rica eyes tie-up with India in green tech, aerospace


October 19th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Central American nation of Costa Rica is looking to spark India's interest in a joint venture in carbon-neutral agriculture as well as adaptation of Costa Rican ... Read more...

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Man to ‘fly around Moon for the first time’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Russian, European and US space agencies are considering the possibility of flying a manned mission around the Moon using the space station as a launching point.The agencies want ... Read more...

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China’s second lunar probe blasts off


October 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) China Friday launched its second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2. This was the second of the country's three-phase moon mission which will culminate in a landing on the moon.The ... Read more...

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James Cameron Wishes People To Explore Mars


August 19th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The acclaimed filmmaker, James Cameron, is busy working in collaboration with NASA to build a 3D camera for adventures on Mars.The Hollywood filmmaker has plans to ... Read more...

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Cameron wants people to visit Mars


August 18th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron, who has been working in cooperation with NASA to help scientists build a 3D camera for Mars, wants people to to be willing ... Read more...

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First space humanoid robot to tweet about his adventures


August 7th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Aug 7 (ANI): The first humanoid robot to visit space, Robonaut 2, will not only help out astronauts at the International Space Station in maintenance work, but would also tweet about ... Read more...

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China leads in outer space pollution: Russian space agency


July 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China has topped the list of the world's major polluters of the near-Earth space environment, followed by the US and Russia, the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos ... Read more...

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White House denies NASA Administrator’s comments on Muslim outreach role


July 13th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden must have misspoken when he told Al Jazeera last month that one of his ... Read more...

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Muslim outreach push ‘deeply flawed’: Ex-NASA director


July 7th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A former head of NASA has described as "deeply flawed" the idea that the space exploration agency's priority should be outreach to Muslim countries, after current Administrator Charles ... Read more...

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