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Bezos offers NASA $2 billion in exchange for moon mission contract

Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the U.S. space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make...

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Chinese researchers propose deflecting 'Armageddon' asteroids with rockets

Chinese researchers want to send more than 20 of China's largest rockets to practice turning away a sizable asteroid - a technique that may eventually be crucial if a killer rock is on a...

China Mars rover to land between Saturday and Wednesday

China says its Mars probe and accompanying rover are expected to land on the red planet sometime between May 15 and May 19 Beijing time.

Lunar eclipse marks Moon landing's 50th anniversary

Fifty years to the day since mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday.

India’s second lunar mission called off due to technical glitch

India's second unmanned mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, has been called off due to a technical glitch, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says.

Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing

Israel's attempt at a moon landing fails at the last minute when the craft suffered an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Bezos offers NASA $2 billion in exchange for moon mission contract

Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the U.S. space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make...

July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021

Chinese researchers propose deflecting 'Armageddon' asteroids with rockets

Chinese researchers want to send more than 20 of China's largest rockets to practice turning away a sizable asteroid - a technique that may eventually be crucial if a killer rock is on a...

May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021

China Mars rover to land between Saturday and Wednesday

China says its Mars probe and accompanying rover are expected to land on the red planet sometime between May 15 and May 19 Beijing time.

April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021

Musk's SpaceX wins NASA's $2.9 billion moon lander contract

NASA awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024, the agency said.

December 5, 2020
December 5, 2020

China becomes second nation after US to plant flag on the Moon

China has planted its flag on the Moon, becoming only the second nation to do so after the US, reports BBC.

October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

A trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020

Potential sign of life detected on inhospitable Venus

Scientists have said they detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitable neighbor, a tantalising sign of potential...

July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020

United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

The United Arab Emirates has launched its first mission to Mars as it strives to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil.

May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020

SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

SpaceX has delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.

May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020

NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has launched two Americans toward orbit from Florida in a mission that marks the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from...