Space Science

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth Friday after completing the country's longest-ever crewed mission, the latest landmark in Beijing's drive to become a major space power

This file photo taken on 17 June, 2021 shows astronauts Nie Haisheng (C), Liu Boming (R) and Tang Hongbo waving during a departure ceremony before boarding the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft on a Long March-2F carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi desert in northwest China

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

The crew vehicle is set for blastoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a 24-hour targeted launch window that opens at 8 pm EDT (0000 GMT) on Wednesday

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to launch on 15 Sep

Early this year in February, SpaceX announced the charity-driven mission named Inspiration4, which will be commanded by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman and will have three others

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to launch on 15 Sep

S Korea's lunar orbiter on track for launch next year

South Korea aims to conduct a yearlong mission to observe the moon through an orbiting spacecraft, with hopes of securing technologies for future space exploration missions

S Korea's lunar orbiter on track for launch next year

NASA halts SpaceX work on lunar lander after Blue Origin suit

NASA agreed on Thursday to temporarily halt work on a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract awarded to Elon Musk's SpaceX after rival billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin sued the US ...

NASA halts SpaceX work on lunar lander after Blue Origin suit

Study finds new clues regarding formation of solar system

The authors of the new study used multi-wavelength observations of the Ophiuchus star-forming region, including spectacular new infrared data, to reveal interactions between the clouds of ...

Study finds new clues regarding formation of solar system

India's attempt to have its eye in the sky fails

At about six minutes into the rocket's flight and soon after the cryogenic engine started operation, the mission control centre at the space port here tensed up as there was no data coming from the ...

India's attempt to have its eye in the sky fails

ISS astronauts enjoy space Olympics sans gravity

Finally, they held a closing ceremony where Aki Hoshide of Japan's space agency handed an Olympic flag to Pesquet, as Olympics 2024 is slated to happen in Paris

ISS astronauts enjoy space Olympics sans gravity

NASA Mars rover fails to collect rock in search of alien life

The drill hole is the first step of a sampling process that is expected to take about 11 days, with the aim of looking for signs of ancient microbial life that may have been preserved in ancient ...

NASA Mars rover fails to collect rock in search of alien life

Boeing attempts un-crewed test flight to ISS a second time

About 30 minutes after launch, the Starliner capsule will fire its thrusters to enter orbit and begin a daylong trip to the space station, with docking set for 1:37pm (Florida time) on Wednesday

Boeing attempts un-crewed test flight to ISS a second time
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