Tag Archives: Space Programme

  • Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, successfully completes space flight

    Jeff Bezos fulfilled his longtime dream of going into space Tuesday and potentially opening a door to space tourism -- possibly the next mission for the man who built one of Earth's biggest business empires. ...

  • Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

    Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. The brief, up-and-down flight took only about 15 minutes. ...

  • India launches radar imaging satellite and 9 foreign satellites

    India on Saturday successfully placed into orbit one more eye in the sky — a radar imaging earth observation satellite EOS-01 (formerly RISAT-2BR2) — and nine other foreign satellites in a text book style. ...

  • India loses contact with Moon lander on final descent

    India's space programme suffered a huge setback Saturday after losing contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon. ...

  • European spacecraft makes historic landing on comet

    A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed half a billion kilometres (300 million miles) back to Earth showed on Thursday. ...

  • China makes ‘giant leap’ with Jade Rabbit moon rover landing

    China's Jade Rabbit rover vehicle drove onto the moon's surface on Sunday after the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades, a huge advance in the country's ambitious space programme. ...

  • China launches longest-ever manned space mission

    China began its longest manned space mission yet Tuesday with the launch of the Shenzhou-10, as the country steps up an ambitious exploration programme symbolising its growing power. ...