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Dec 14, 2018
NASA to work with American firms to land astronauts on Moon beginning in 2024NASA plans to send humans to the Moon using a system of three separate elements.
Oct 06, 2018
IAU names two lunar craters to honour NASA's Apollo 8 for its historic voyageApollo 8 spacecraft carried three astronauts into orbit around the moon for the first time in 1968.
Sep 21, 2018
Tossed net successfully captures space debris in an orbit-clean up missionThe net, about 16 feet across and its target will eventually fall out of orbit together and burn up.
Jun 24, 2018
The 100 kg spacecraft deployed by ISS is set to clean up space junk orbiting the EarthThe experiment is important as there are thousands of pieces of space debris circulating the planet, many travelling faster than a speeding bullet.
Mar 14, 2017
SpaceX cancels a rocket launch for EchoStar Corp on account of high winds at launch siteSpace Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Tuesday delayed the launch of a rocket set to carry a commercial communications satellite into orbit, because of high winds at its Florida launch site.
Jan 28, 2017
Nasa designs a pressure-sensitive paint to better test its rocketsEver wondered how the legendary National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) designs its rockets?
Oct 06, 2016
French company Arianespace successfully puts Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 in orbitAn Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully put into orbit by Ariane 5 rocket belonging to French company Arianespace on Thursday, Indian space agency said.
Jul 05, 2016
Google Doodle celebrates Nasa satellite, Juno's entry into Jupiter orbitNasa satellite Juno entered Jupiter's orbit after covering a journey of about 500 million miles that started five years ago.
May 19, 2016
ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth: mission controlThe International Space Station, the space laboratory that showcases cooperation between Russia and the United States, on Monday orbited Earth for the 100,000th time, Russian mission control said.
May 16, 2016
ISS completes 100,000th orbit of Earth: Russia mission controlThe ISS has now travelled 2.6 billion miles "or about the distance of 10 round trips to Mars," Nasa said on the station's official Twitter feed.