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Mars Mission

China Kick Starts Its Six Month Space Mission With Shenzhou-13 Spacecraft

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

China's military-run space programme plans to send multiple crews to the station over the next two years to make it fully functional.

India’s Mars Probe Designed For 6 Months Only, Completes 7 Years In Orbit

Sep 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Mars Orbiter Mission is the maiden interplanetary mission of ISRO, which was launched on November 5, 2013.

China's Mars Rover Continues Voyage After Completing 90-Day Program

China's National Space Administration said on its website Friday that Zhurong completed its 90-day program on Aug. 15 and was in excellent technical condition and fully charged.

China Lands Spacecraft On Mars For First Time

May 15, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The spacecraft entered the Mars orbit in February after a journey of nearly seven months through space.

US, China Hold Safety Consultations For Their Spacecraft On Mars

China's National Space Agency confirmed Wednesday that it had working-level meetings and communications with NASA from January to March 'to ensure the flight safety' of their crafts.

05 March, 2021

Are You Kidding Me? What An Honour This Is: Biden Tells NASA Scientist Swati Mohan

Outlook Web Bureau

NASA scientist Swati Mohan played a key role in landing the US space agency's historic Perseverance rover on the Martian surface on February 18

03 March, 2021

Meet 55-Year-Old Indian-Origin Professor Controlling NASA's Mars Rover From Home

Outlook Web Bureau

He has been using five computers and two other screens for video conferencing and has been controlling NASA’s Mars rover ‘Perseverance’ from his one-bedroom flat situated above a hair salon in South London.

24 February, 2021

Mars Rover's Giant Parachute Carried Secret Message

Associated Press (AP)

Clark, a crossword hobbyist, came up with the idea two years ago. Engineers wanted an unusual pattern in the nylon fabric to know how the parachute was oriented during descent

23 February, 2021

Watch: NASA Releases Mars Landing Video, Calls It 'Stuff Of Our Dreams'

Associated Press (AP)

The quality was so good — and the images so breathtaking — that members of the rover team said they felt like they were riding along.

20 February, 2021

NASA Releases Stunning Pictures Of Rover Landing On Mars, Team 'Awestruck' By Visuals

Associated Press (AP)

NASA equipped the spacecraft with a record 25 cameras and two microphones, many of which were turned on during Thursday's descent.

19 February, 2021

Meet Indian-American Swati Mohan Who Led NASA's Operation Perseverance Rover

Outlook Web Bureau

Swati Mohan is currently working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.


19 February, 2021

Touchdown! NASA’s Perseverance Rovers Makes A Successful Landing On Mars

Associated Press (AP)

Perseverance, the biggest, most advanced rover ever sent by NASA, became the ninth spacecraft since the 1970s to successfully land on Mars, every one of them from the U.S.

10 February, 2021

Arab Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Mars In Historic Flight

Associated Press (AP)

The orbiter fired its main engines for 27 minutes in an intricate, high-stakes maneuver that slowed the craft enough for it to be captured by Mars' gravity.

03 January, 2021

China’s Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Likely To Land On Red Planet In May


Tianwen-1 has travelled more than 400 million kms and is expected to enter Mars’ orbit next month, officials said

15 December, 2020

China’s First Mars Exploration Mission Inches Closer To The Red Planet


China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 is currently 12 million kms away from Mars and is expected to enter the planet's orbit by February

08 June, 2019

Trump Trolled Over His 'Moon Is A Part Of Mars' Comment

Outlook Web Bureau

Trump's remarks came a day after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told USA Today, that US astronauts would not be able to make a lunar landing by 2024 unless Trump administration's $1.6 billion budget increase request is not approved by the US Congress.

23 May, 2019

Scientists Discover Massive Water Reservoir On Mars

Outlook Web Bureau

Researchers made the discovery using measurements gathered by the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). SHARAD emits radar waves that can penetrate up to a mile and a half beneath the surface of Mars.


14 February, 2019

NASA Declares 15-Year-Long Opportunity Rover's Mission On Mars Over

Outlook Web Bureau

NASA's Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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