China expresses fear as US plans to set up nuclear reactor on moon

In a significant development, US President Donald Trump has issued a new Space Policy Directive (SPD) which will allow NASA to set up a nuclear reactor on the surface of the moon by 2026 in collaboration with US Department of Energy.  President Trump issued Space Policy Directive-6 (SPD-6), the Nation’s Strategy for Space Nuclear Power … Read more

Chinese space probe Chang'e-5 brought 1,731 grams of lunar sample

Beijing: China’s Chang’e-5 probe, which successfully returned to earth this week, has retrieved about 1,731 grams of samples from the moon, the country’s space agency said on Saturday. The samples were transferred to the Chinese research teams on Saturday (December 19) morning. Scientists will carry out the storage, analysis and research of the country’s first … Read more

Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-5 successfully brings back first lunar samples in 40 years

Beijing: China’s Chang’e-5 probe successfully touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday (December 17), bringing home the first samples of the moon in over 40 years. The spacecraft landed in Siziwang Banner in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at 1:59 AM (local time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). … Read more

SpaceX Crew-3 mission: Indian-American Raja Chari among 3 astronauts selected by NASA

Washington: Indian-American US Air Force Colonel Raja Chari has been selected as the Commander of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by NASA and the European Space Agency. Chari, 43, will serve as the commander while NASA’s Tom Marshburn will be pilot and ESA’s Matthias Maurer will serve as a mission … Read more

NASA successfully launches Sentinel-6 satellite on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor global sea levels — watch

California: “The Earth is changing, and this satellite will help deepen our understanding of how,” said Karen St Germain, director of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Earth Science Division after a joint US-European satellite, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex … Read more

In a first, NASA gets ready to bring rock samples from this planet to Earth

In a historical development, world’s premier space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is going to attempt to bring Mars rock samples back to Earth. The samples will be brought back to Earth in order to help NASA scientists to study about the surface of the Red Planet.  On November 10, an independent review … Read more