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  • NASA denounces China over 'irresponsible standards' after its rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean May 09, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    NASA denounces China over 'irresponsible standards' after its rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean

    The debris from China's Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere at 10.24 am Beijing time and fell into an open sea area at 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude, China's Manned Space Engineering Office said.

  • NASA's perseverance rover captures sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars May 08, 2021 11:50 AM IST

    NASA's perseverance rover captures sound of Ingenuity flying on Mars

    The space agency on Friday released new footage shot by the six-wheeled robot of its rotorcraft companion making its fourth flight on April 30 -- this time accompanied by an audio track.

  • SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown May 03, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

    SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on May 2, making the first US crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot.

  • NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work pending contract challenges May 03, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work pending contract challenges

    NASA's decision means SpaceX has to stop any work specifically related to the moon program contract until the GAO makes a ruling, expected Aug. 4 at the latest.

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule with four astronauts returns to Earth May 02, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule with four astronauts returns to Earth

    SpaceX Crew Dragon had lifted off about six months ago with three astronauts from NASA and one from Japan's space agency.

  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin challenges NASA over SpaceX moon lander deal Apr 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin challenges NASA over SpaceX moon lander deal

    NASA announced this month that Musk's SpaceX was the sole winner in the competition, beating Blue Origin and Dynetics of Huntsville, Alabama, a defense contractor.

  • SpaceX launches 3rd crew with recycled rocket and capsule Apr 24, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    SpaceX launches 3rd crew with recycled rocket and capsule

    It was the first time SpaceX reused a capsule and rocket to launch astronauts for NASA, after years of proving the capability on station supply runs. The rocket was used last November on the company's second astronaut flight.

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends third NASA crew to space Apr 23, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends third NASA crew to space

    The NASA astronauts hailing from the United States, Japan, and France are expected to reach the International Space Station early on April 24. The four astronauts will spend six months at the ISS.

  • In a first, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover makes oxygen on another planet Apr 22, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    In a first, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover makes oxygen on another planet

    The six-wheeled NASA robot converted some carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into oxygen -- the first time this has happened on another planet.

  • NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes historic first flight on Mars Apr 19, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completes historic first flight on Mars

    Despite the flight's brevity, it marked a historic feat in interplanetary aviation, taking place on an “airfield” 173 million miles from Earth on the floor of a vast Martian basin called Jezero Crater.

  • NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars Apr 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    NASA aims for historic helicopter flight on Mars

    The space agency had originally planned the flight for April 11 but postponed it over a software issue that was identified during a planned high-speed test of the aircraft's rotors.

  • NASA says SpaceX wins $2.9 billion contract for moon lander, with 2024 goal Apr 17, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    NASA says SpaceX wins $2.9 billion contract for moon lander, with 2024 goal

    NASA said it would require a test flight to the moon before humans make the flight.

  • NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars Apr 06, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    NASA's Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars

    The ultra-light aircraft was dropped on the surface on Saturday after detaching from the belly of the Perseverance rover, which touched down on the Red Planet on February 18.

  • Historic Mars helicopter test flight set for early April Mar 25, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Historic Mars helicopter test flight set for early April

    The US space agency is comparing the Martian debut of its 4-lb (1.8-kg) solar-powered whirlybird, dubbed Ingenuity, with the Wright Brothers' first sustained flight of a motor-driven airplane near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.

  • Indian origin Roy sisters interning at NASA while pursuing engineering degrees Mar 22, 2021 10:41 AM IST

    Indian origin Roy sisters interning at NASA while pursuing engineering degrees

    Besides interning at NASA Glenn Research Center, Pratima Roy and Pooja Roy are also pursuing Computer Engineering technology from the New York City College of Technology.

  • NASA completes major test on rocket that could take humans back to the moon Mar 19, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    NASA completes major test on rocket that could take humans back to the moon

    NASA simulated a launch by firing the engines of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket while it was anchored to a tower at its Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

  • China eventually wants astronauts to stay on moon for long periods of time Mar 14, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    China eventually wants astronauts to stay on moon for long periods of time

    China has mapped out a series of uncrewed missions this decade, including the setting up of a robotic base to explore the moon's south polar region, ahead of manned landings.

  • Perseverance 'SuperCam' begins hunt for past life on Mars Mar 11, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Perseverance 'SuperCam' begins hunt for past life on Mars

    Perseverance is the fifth rover to set wheels down on Mars, all of them from NASA.

  • NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars Mar 06, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    NASA's Perseverance rover performs first test drive on Mars

    The drive lasted about 33 minutes, propelling the rover forward by four metres, where it then turned to the left by 150 degrees and backed up 2.5 metres into its new temporary parking space, the American space agency noted in a statement.

  • NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet the people who decoded it Feb 25, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    NASA sent a secret message to Mars. Meet the people who decoded it

    Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

  • I am Indian as much as I am American, says NASA scientist Swati Mohan Feb 24, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    I am Indian as much as I am American, says NASA scientist Swati Mohan

    Swati Mohan has been a member of NASA's Perseverance Rover mission since its inception.

  • Perseverance rover beams back images from Mars after historic landing Feb 23, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Perseverance rover beams back images from Mars after historic landing

    NASA scientists on February 22 unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet and a rocket-powered hovercraft lowering the science lab on wheels to the surface.

  • NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’ Feb 23, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

    The footage was so good — and the images so breathtaking — that members of the rover team said they felt like they were riding along.

  • The Tech Weekender | Perseverance rover lands on Mars, first look at Android 12, Facebook takes aim at Australia, Office 2021 is here and more Feb 21, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    The Tech Weekender | Perseverance rover lands on Mars, first look at Android 12, Facebook takes aim at Australia, Office 2021 is here and more

    In case you missed them, here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ended February 20.

  • NASA Perseverance rover landing: Stunning images of touchdown on Mars Feb 20, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    NASA Perseverance rover landing: Stunning images of touchdown on Mars

    NASA released a stunning picture of its newest rover being lowered onto the dusty red surface after world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday. The photo was released less than 24 hours after the Perseverance rover successfully touched down near an ancient river delta.

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