Tag Archives: Space Programme

  • 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. ...