Space

  • ISRO to launch GSLVD5 today January 5, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the GSLV D5 with an indigenous cryogenic engine from the spaceport at Sriharikota, near Chennai on Sunday evening. ...
  • Mission to Mars: PSLV puts 'Mangalyaan' into an elliptical orbit November 5, 2013

    India's journey to the Mars has begun with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined an elite club of just four agencies in the world which dared to travel to Mars. The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was successfully launched from...
  • 600 people sign up for Virgin's 'Galatic' flight to space September 30, 2013

    More than 600 people have signed to Virgin 'Galatic' flight to spend up to a quarter million dollars for just minutes in space. Passengers will get three days of training and health checks, then a few hours in flight with about three minutes weightless in space. ...
  • Watch: Canadian astronaut's music video aboard International Space Station May 14, 2013

    A music video shot aboard the International Space Station by a Canadian astronaut gets over 1.5 million hits on YouTube. ...
  • Sunita Williams visits her ancestral town in Gujarat April 5, 2013

    IndianAmerican astronaut Sunita Williams visited her ancestral town in Gujarat's Jhulsana district. During her visit, she hoped that the villagers would also get to go to space someday. "I feel like I'm at home. And I hope one day one of these smiles will go to space one day," said...
  • Newly discovered asteroid to pass close by Earth tonight February 15, 2013

    An asteroid, the size of a small football field is to fly past Earth closer than ever before almost at a touching distance of just 27,000 kilometres. ...
  • Watch: Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier in record jump October 15, 2012

    43yearold Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped over 1,20,000 feet to land safely on Earth. He is the first skydiver to break the sound barrier in the highest and fastest freefall in history. Felix has broken Joe Kittinger's 52yearold record for the highest and fastest skydive. Felix has successfully completed 2,500...
  • Proud to belong to India: Sunita Williams August 15, 2012

    Indianorigin US astronaut Sunita Williams has sent her best wishes from the International Space Station to the countrymen. ...
  • Space trip is fun: Sunita Williams July 17, 2012

    IndianAmerican cosmonaut Sunita Williams and her team docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station. ...
  • Watch: Sunita Williams talks from the space station July 17, 2012

    Sunita Williams has made history by being the first woman to commander a NASA space expedition. The Expedition33 team will be aboard the International Space Station for four months. ...
  • 'Action against former ISRO scientists was denial of justice' March 1, 2012

    The Law Ministry report says that a formal chargesheet should have been served to the 4 scientists. ...
  • Probe report was not shared: ExISRO scientist February 5, 2012

    A Bhaskar Narayana, ExISRO Scientific Secretary, said that the findings are committee's own conclusions. ...
  • ISRO row: PMO defends ban on Madhavan January 25, 2012

    The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has stood by its ban on former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair, barring him from government jobs. V Narayanasamy, MoS in the PMO, said, "It was a decision taken by the committee on the basis of the report... It was in...
  • Campus calling: Career in space technology July 8, 2011

    On this week's episode we get you a seek peek of some of India's most prestigious institutes. ...
  • Fifty years since man first travelled in space April 12, 2011

    Fifty years ago, on April 12, Former Soviet fighter pilot Yuri Gagarin became the first man to have travelled in space, in a 108minute flight, that almost ended in disaster. ...
  • Robonaut 2: the first robot in space November 2, 2010

    Meet Robonaut 2, the first robot to go into space. A humanoid, the robot is designed to work like humans. ...
  • Space shuttle Endeavour set to land back to earth July 31, 2009

    The US space shuttle Endeavour is all set to land back to earth on Friday after a 16day mission. The shuttle is scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Centre. The first landing attempt is scheduled for 10:48 am, (20:18 pm Indian standard Time). If the shuttle cannot touch down...
  • Force NSG arrives in cities amidst roadblocks July 2, 2009

    Seven months after the country's elite commando force the NSG liberated Mumbai after the 26/11 attack, NSG hubs are up and running in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The promise to inaugurate hubs by July 1 has been kept by the Home Minister, but how much longer will it take...
  • What do you do when you lose your tool bag in space? November 19, 2008

    Things lost on earth may be easy to find,but not in space. An astronaut has lost a toolbag in space while working outside the International Space Station. The bag floated away when the astronaut was cleaning it after a grease gun leak. The astronaut was part of the space shuttle Endeavour. She's now sharing...
  • Watch: How does Chandrayaan work? November 8, 2008

    What will Chandrayaan do around the moon? And how? And, how will Chandrayaan know where it's going? ...
  • US space agency NASA turns 50 today October 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The space agency that got us pictures of our planet, the moon and our neighbour Mars, NASA, turns 50 on Wednesday. ...
  • IBN LIVING: Passive smoking increases risk of stroke August 1, 2008

    We all know that smoking is injurious to health, but how many of us know that second hand smoke can lead to heart and lung problems in those who live with smokers. So, if you looking for a good reason to quit smoking, this can be one of them. Three...
  • Teen hangs herself in real life over virtual hoax May 17, 2008

    Los Angeles: A family has finally got justice for the death of their daughter. Thirteenyearold Megan Meier killed herself after she apparently became the victim of a disgusting and twisted prank on cyberspace. ...
  • Monkeys get spaced out in Space Chimps April 17, 2008

    From the makers of Shrek, comes another animation Comedy Space Chimps that follows three monkeys preparing for a space mission. Here's a sneak peek of the space trip. ...
  • A bizarre space mission inside a bedroom April 9, 2008

    Berlin: Six people are spending the better part of two months lying in bed all to advance the cause of longdistance space travel. Florian Purtzel, one of the sixmember team, is getting paid to lie down for eight weeks listening to music and writing emails. But believe it...
  • Space shuttle Discovery lands after 15day mission November 8, 2007

    New Delhi: The space shuttle Discovery has returned to earth after a 15day mission. The shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday night. The shuttle glided into the runway to cheers from spectators. The Discovery crew carried out critical repairs on the international space...
  • Indian Army talks star wars as real prospect October 24, 2007

    Top commanders of the Indian Army are in New Delhi, discussing star wars as a very real prospect in the not too distant future. But the military is showing urgency in using space not just for communications and surveillance, but also networking command and control over its vast resources....
  • Special: Sunita gets chatty | Exclusive Interview | Pics October 3, 2007

    How does it feel to be a role model? American astronaut Sunita Williams speaks for the first time after arriving in India to CNNIBN. ...
  • Cit Journo: Sealing drive in Delhi June 20, 2007

    The Supreme Court in Delhi wants the sealing drive to continue against unauthorised commercial premises on roads that have not been notified. Citizen journalist Bhupendra Singh tells how ruthless the municipal corporation officials can be during the demolition drive in the Capital. ...
  • Video: Sunita Williams live from space June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: "India is a beautiful, colourful country. Greenery and red mountains were great," says IndianAmerican astronaut in chat from space. ...