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India needs to cut down on Defence imports, give thrust to R&D, says Vice Prez

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Naidu, while inaugurating the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) near here, said to achieve "atma-nirbhartha", India needs to allow private collaboration, wherever it is possible, with stringent quality controls.

NASA To Launch Webb Space Telescope Next Friday

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

NASA said James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to blast off on Dec. 24. A European Ariane rocket will provide the lift from South America's French Guiana.


Physical Research Lab Scientists Discover New Exoplanet

Space scientists at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad have discovered a new exoplanet - a planet outside the solar system.

China Launches Three New Remote Sensing Satellites Into Space

Nov 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The satellite launch marked the 396th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets. The indigenous Long March carrier rocket is responsible for about 96.4 per cent of all the launch missions in China.


Russian Filmmakers Land After Space Shoot

Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on October 5 for a 12-day stint to film segments of a movie titled 'Challenge'.

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16 October, 2021

China Kick Starts Its Six Month Space Mission With Shenzhou-13 Spacecraft

Associated Press (AP)

China's military-run space programme plans to send multiple crews to the station over the next two years to make it fully functional.


15 October, 2021

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa All Set For December Space Mission

Associated Press (AP)

Yusaku Maezawa is set to rocket to space on December 8 on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with producer Yozo Hirano who will film his mission and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.


09 September, 2021

Russia: Fire Alarms Sound At International Space Station

Associated Press (AP)

Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the incident took place in the Russian-built Zvezda module and occurred as the station's batteries were being recharged.


22 July, 2021

Laws Of Attraction

Ekta Kumar

Would it be more exciting to book a ticket to the moon, or are we were better off staring at the sky, and not knowing what lies beyond?


20 July, 2021

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Poised To Become Second Billionaire To Fly To Space

Associated Press (AP)

Bezos’ rocket will launch from West Texas with him, his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, and an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever hurtle off the planet.


19 July, 2021

52 Years Of Moon Landing: Voyages Of Discovery, Voyages Of Profit

Dr Debiprosad Duari

The story of the moon landing was not only about technological excellence but also a tale of the human mind’s eternal quest for the unknown.


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12 July, 2021

All You Need To Know About Billionaire Richard Branson’s 15-Miniute Flight To Edge Of Space

Associated Press (AP)

‘The name's Branson. Sir Richard Branson. Astronaut Double-oh-one. License to thrill,’ Virgin group owner Richard Branson said before he boarded a winged rocket ship to head to space on Sunday


11 July, 2021

Richard Branson Sets Off On His Boldest Adventure Yet- Flying Own Rocket To Space

Outlook Web Bureau

Branson’s fellow billionaire and rival Jeff Bezos is planning to fly to space in a craft of his own nine days from now.


10 July, 2021

Andhra Pradesh-Born Sirisha Bandla Will Be Second Indian-Origin Woman To Fly To Space

Outlook Web Bureau

Sirisha Bandla will hop on a Virgin Galactic winged rocket ship that will take off from New Mexico tomorrow.


09 July, 2021

New And Better Tools To Track Rocket Launches And Space Vehicles Returning To Earth: Federal Regulator

Associated Press (AP)

The tool, called the Space Data Integrator, will replace a system in which much of the work of giving telemetry data about space vehicles to air traffic control managers is done manually.


02 July, 2021

Ahead Of Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Announces Trip To Space

Associated Press (AP)

The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first carrying a full crew of company employees.


14 June, 2021

Trip To Space: Here’s How Much Money You Would Need For 11-Minute Trip With Jeff Bezos

Associated Press (AP)

It will be the first launch of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket with people on board, kicking off the company's space tourism business.


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13 June, 2021

Sold! Bidder Pays USD 28M For A Rocket Trip To Space With Jeff Bezos

Associated Press (AP)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark and the bidder (whose identity has not been revealed) will fly to space on July 20 in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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