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Houston celebrates exact moment Neil Armstrong set foot on Moon 50 years ago

Thousands celebrated the ‘Moonversary’ with fireworks and music as a giant screen showed footage of the era-defining moment.

21 Jul 2019 1:37 PM

Neil Armstrong: 1st man on Moon, least inclined to talk about it

It was launched on July 16, 1969, that made Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the surface of the moon on July 20.

20 Jul 2019 12:51 PM

Space crew to blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary

The July 20 blast off comes on the same date that NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969.

20 Jul 2019 12:09 PM

At 82, NASA pioneer Sue Finley still reaching for the stars

Finley's story, like many of the other "computers," is one that speaks to the many challenges faced by women of the time.

17 Jul 2019 6:33 PM

Human send robots to keep an eye over galaxy from moon

Astronauts will be able to control the rover’s single robotic arm from an orbital lunar outpost called Gateway.

17 Jul 2019 2:05 PM


All you need to know about India's partial lunar eclipse on July 17

As per US space agency NASA, the lunar eclipse will be at its peak at precisely 10.31pm BST on July 16 (3:01 am IST on July 17).

15 Jul 2019 3:39 PM

To moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into unknown

It was July 20, 1969, and as the world followed the spacecraft's progress, it briefly lost radio contact with mission control in Houston.

14 Jul 2019 10:03 AM

The Moon now has hundreds of artifacts. Should they be protected?

Some experts are calling to grant them heritage status to protect them from future tourists and human activity.

11 Jul 2019 3:02 PM

NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions

Engineers intend for launch abort thrusters to be rarely needed, as they would be used only during a rocket failure in flight.

03 Jul 2019 7:38 AM

World Asteroid Day 2019: Why and when this day is observed globally

June 30 is observed as the International Asteroid Day in order to raise public awareness about the possible hazardous impacts of asteroids.

30 Jun 2019 12:41 PM


NASA to search for life on Saturn’s moon Titan

It is the only celestial body besides our planet known to have liquid rivers, lakes and seas on its surface.

29 Jun 2019 3:34 PM

Rare videotape of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on moon to be auctioned

The tapes are expected to sell for as much as USD 2 million when they hit the New York auction block on July 20, Freer said.

28 Jun 2019 9:04 PM

NASA to explore giant asteroid that makes everyone on earth a billionaire

16 Psyche is a giant metal asteroid that comprises of iron and nickel and was first discovered on March 17, 1852.

28 Jun 2019 11:08 AM

NASA astronauts, space station crew mates return to Earth after 204 days

Arriving at 0247 GMT to warm conditions, Kononenko joked that he was ‘happy to see any kind of weather’ after coming back from space.

25 Jun 2019 3:24 PM

Rogue Raspberry Pi used to hack NASA JPL

The hackers also gained access to several major missions, including NASA's Deep Space Network.

21 Jun 2019 10:03 AM


Himalayan glaciers are melting fast revealed by old spy images

The Asian mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has been losing ice at a rate of about 1 per cent a year since 2000.

20 Jun 2019 5:44 PM

Tech tool aims to predict global water conflicts before they happen

The system uses data from NASA and European Space Agency satellites that monitor water resources around the world.

15 Jun 2019 4:28 PM

Trump calls moon 'part of Mars', asks NASA to focus on 'bigger things'

Trump's comment came ahead of NASA's 2024 moon mission which will carry humans around the moon for the first time after five decades.

08 Jun 2019 5:32 PM

Got USD 50 million to spare for a vacation? NASA to open space station to tourists

The shift reverses a long-standing prohibition against tourists and private interests at the orbiting research lab.

08 Jun 2019 10:44 AM

We did that 50 yrs ago: Trump takes U-turn on NASA Moon mission

'They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defence and Science!'

08 Jun 2019 10:16 AM