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Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

Koradi - India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an elite space force.

India counts down to new bid to launch Moon mission

Koradi - Thousands gathered to witness India's second attempt to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon on Monday, a week after a fuel leak forced the launch to be postponed.

'Stronger than ever': India set for fresh Moon launch attempt

Koradi - India will make a second attempt Monday to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon after an apparent fuel leak forced last week's launch to be aborted.

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISS

Baikonur - US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISS

Baikonur - US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

New method for turning human waste into clean chemicals in space

Astronauts embarking on deep space missions (such as to Mars) or those residing on space stations will need to watch out for harmful microbes. Disinfectants are not easy to come by, so how about making some from human waste?

Space crew to blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary

Baikonur - US, Italian and Russian astronauts are set to blast off into space Saturday in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

China's space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth

Bejing - China's Tiangong-2 space lab successfully re-entered the Earth's atmosphere Friday under controlled conditions, completing the latest round of experiments in Beijing's ambitious space programme.

India to make new bid to launch Moon rocket on Monday

New Delhi - India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the Moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said.

Fuel leak halted blastoff for Indian rocket: reports

Koradi - A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced India to abort the launch of its landmark Moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said Tuesday.

India races for launch fix after Moon mission aborted

Koradi - Indian space chiefs pressed to quickly set a new date to launch a landmark moon mission after aborting one liftoff Monday just 56 minutes ahead of schedule, media reports said.

India calls off Moon mission launch 56 minutes before blast-off

Koradi - India on Monday dramatically scrapped the launch of a rocket that was aiming to land a probe on the Moon less than one hour before blast-off because of a "technical" problem.

France's Macron announces creation of a space force command

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that would eventually be part of his country's air force.

Neil Armstrong's spacesuit saved using 3D scanning

Neil Armstrong's historic spacesuit has been saved from decay using the latest 3D scanning technology. The protective garment worn by the astronaut has been restored using light scanning and 3D mapping.

Virgin Orbit's success in launching first rocket into space

Virgin Orbit has run a successful rocket test, with the company's launch aircraft dropping a dummy rocket from the aircraft's wing. This brings the launch of a real payload closer.

The machine that made the Moon missions possible

Washington - We've all been there: you're working on something important, your PC crashes, and you lose all your progress.

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe makes 'perfect' touchdown on asteroid

Apo - Japan's Hayabusa2 probe made a "perfect" touchdown Thursday on a distant asteroid, collecting samples from beneath the surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on the origins of the solar system.

Japan's asteroid probe Hayabusa2 set for final touchdown

Apo - Japan's Hayabusa2 probe began descending on Wednesday for its final touchdown on a distant asteroid, hoping to collect samples that could shed light on the evolution of the solar system.

Countdown to NATO space strategy

Apo - NATO will launch its first strategy for space this week as the alliance heads beyond the skies to defend against the likes of China and Russia.

Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

Dzhezkazgan - The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme returned to earth safely on Tuesday.

Russian, Canadian, American astronauts to return to earth

Almaty - The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme is set to return to earth Tuesday.

Man's first steps on the Moon, reported live by AFP

Paris - It was 10:56 pm at mission control in Houston on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon.

'Moon Rock Hunter' on quest to track down Apollo gifts

Houston - After Neil Armstrong took a "giant leap for mankind" on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and collected rocks and soil along the way, Richard Nixon presented lunar souvenirs to every nation -- 135, at the time.

India plans 'very small' space station after 2022

New Delhi - India plans to establish its own "very small" space station in the next decade as the country gears up for a first manned mission beyond earth. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K.

NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Washington - NASA has renamed the street outside its Washington headquarters to honor three black female mathematicians whose pioneering work on the agency's early space program was chronicled in the film "Hidden Figures".

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

New York - NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.Price tag?

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

New York - NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism -- with stays priced at $35,000 a night -- as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

Bejing - China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time on Wednesday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing's push to become a major space power.

Space telescope captures 1800 exploding stars

The advanced Subaru Telescope has peered into the depths of the cosmos and captured images of over 1,800 exploding stars. Some of these gaseous bodies are eight billion light years from Earth.

DNA has been edited with CRISPR in space for the first time

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station continue to work on pioneering studies. Recently they have used the pioneering CRISPR-Cas9 technology to carefully edit the DNA of brewer's yeast.
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