29 Sep 2014
Washington: NASA's Curiosity rover has just drilled its first hole in the foothills of Mount Sharp, the 5-kilometer-high mountain on Mars that is the primary destination for the six-wheeled machine's mission.
24 Sep 2014
Bangalore: ISRO reached out to lakhs of social media users by giving a blow by blow account of the successful historic Mars Orbit Insertion on Wednesday, even as it launched the MOM's official Twitter handle, @MarsOrbiter.
23 Sep 2014
Washington: SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft was nearing the International Space Station on Tuesday with a cargo of supplies, including freeze-dried meals, 20 live lab mice and a 3D printer. Astronauts at the orbiting lab are scheduled to reach out with the space station's robotic arm to grasp the Dragon at 7:04 am (0434 IST), NASA said.
24 Sep 2014
NEW DELHI: India's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, crowning what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was a 'near impossible' push to become the only country to complete the trip in its maiden attempt.
25 Sep 2014
New Delhi: India's first mission to Mars entered orbit on Wednesday, making it the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet, all for less than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster ‘Gravity’. The Mars Orbiter Mission, or MOM, cost USD 74 million, a fraction of the USD 671 million US space agency NASA spent on its newly arrived MAVEN Mars mission.
22 Sep 2014
Washington: After 10-month long journey of 442 million mile, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission entered into Mars orbit, US space agency has said. After a 33-minute engine firing, mission controllers received acknowledgment at about 10:25 pm that MAVEN was into the orbit, it said on Sunday night.
24 Sep 2014
New Delhi: From President Pranab Mukherjee to NASA, all came out with praise for ISRO after it successfully placed its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft in the Red Planet's orbit on the very first attempt.
18 Sep 2014
Washington: NASA's Mars spacecraft is nearing its scheduled insertion into the Martian orbit September 21 after completing a 10 month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles. The team, the flight system and all ground assets are ready for Mars orbit insertion of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, US space agency said in a statement.
21 Sep 2014
Washington: A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet on Sunday.
13 Sep 2014
Washington: NASA has unveiled the largest spacecraft welding tool - the Vertical Assembly Center (VAC) at its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.