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India’s First Moon Mission To Take off On Oct. 22

NEW DELHI - India will launch a locally built rocket for the country’s first unmanned mission to the moon on Oct. 22, the head of the project said on Oct 7. “If at all there is any delay, it will be because of the weather, otherwise I don’t forese...

India's maiden moon voyage set to lift off

Pallava Bagla NDTV.com 13.10.2008
India's maiden moon voyage set to lift off

With India's unmanned mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-1 just days away, the sophisticated ground infrastructure for the mission is all in place and ready to receive the first signals from India's maiden moon voyage.


New Spacecraft to Explore Interstellar Boundary

Laurie J. Schmidt Popular Science 13.10.2008
IBEX Mounted on Pegasus:  Photo courtesy NASA

NASA's IBEX craft is heading out this month to map the edges of the solar system

ISRO plans manned mission to moon in 2014

Bibhu Ranjan Mishra / Sriharikota Range Business Standard 08.10.2008
ISRO plans manned mission to moon in 2014

Plans to use GSLV instead of PSLV for the project. Even as it gets set for its first unmanned mission to the moon on October 22, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is busy making preparations for a manned mission to the moon in 2014. The pr...


Boffins unveil life-like robogirl

LEON WATSON The Sun 08.10.2008
Boffins unveil life-like robogirl

THIS is the most life-like robot suit ever – the cyber girl Repliee R-1.

India to launch unmanned lunar mission this month

BANGALORE, India (AFP) — India will launch its first lunar mission on October 22 from southern India, a top official from the country's space agency said Monday.


Mars dust resembles seawater, NASA extends mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA extended the mission of the busy Phoenix lander on Monday, saying it will operate until it dies in the cold, dark Martian winter.

Chinese taikonauts back to Beijing

china.org.cn 29.09.2008
Chinese three astronauts, Zhai Zhigang (center), Liu Boming (right) and Jing Haipeng

Three Chinese astronauts who successfully completed a space journey Sunday came back to Beijing Monday morning.


India Recognized as Worlds' Science and Technology Hub

The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), an international body of scientists involved in research in Genomics fostering international collaborations in genomics for human health, has chosen India to commemorate its twentieth anniversary by holding it...

China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou-VII blasts off at 9:10 PM. [Xinhua]

China launched its third manned spacecraft on Thursday with three astronauts on board to attempt the country's first-ever space walk.


Shenzhou-7 chief designer: All efforts to be made to ensure astronauts' safety

China will put the lives of the three astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft at the first place, said Zhou Jianping, chief designer of the country's manned space program Wednesday in Jiuquan.

North America's smallest dinosaur found near Red Deer

CALGARY -- Paleontologists at the University of Calgary have discovered the oldest and smallest dinosaur known to exist in North America.


Moon mission in December if ISRO misses Oct. launch window

New Delhi (PTI): India's maiden moon mission could begin its space odyssey in December if it misses its earliest launch window of October 19-26, former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan has said.

Hadron Collider halted for months

The Large Hadron Collider near Geneva will be out of action for at least two months, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) says. Part of the giant physics experiment was turned off for the weekend while engineers probed a magnet fa...


India to join select nations when it sends mission to moon October 19

India will join a select group of nations when it sends its first mission to moon on October 19 this year. This will be a big scientific feat for a developing nation like India that has not received much scientific assistance from the west.

‘Astra’ test fired successfully for second time

Balasore (Orissa): India successfully test fired Sunday the Astra air-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) of Chandipur-on-sea off the Orissa coast for the second time in two days, an official source said.


Big Bang test puts Indian scientists on global map

NEW DELHI: The world's biggest experiment ever to recreate Big Bang, continuing underground along the Swiss-French border, has energised Indian nuclear scientists and engineers to the hilt and for the right reasons.

Engineers inspect the Shenzhou VII spacecraft in a testing facility in Jiuquan, Gansu province, on July 18 2008. [CFP]

Bringing forward the launch date of China's third manned spacecraft by one month will maximize conditions for the country's highly anticipated inaugural spacewalk, experts have said.


REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) started up a huge particle-smashing machine on Wednesday, aiming to re-enact the conditions of the "Big Bang" that created the universe.

Astronaut welcomes new job as head of Canadian Space Agency

Astronaut Steve MacLean said Wednesday he looks forward to being at the helm of the Canadian Space Agency as it moves into the future. "This is an exciting time for the agency," he said during a news conference at agency headquarters in Longueuil,...



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