Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022


NASA Launches World's Biggest & Strongest Telescope On Daring Quest To Behold First Stars

Dec 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The $10 billion James Webb observatory hurtled toward its destination 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometres) away, or more than four times beyond the moon. It will take a month to get there and another five months before its infrared eyes are ready to start scanning the cosmos.

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.

Two Spacecraft Set To Fly Past Venus This Week

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter probe, in cooperation with NASA, will swing around Venus early Monday. About 33 hours later, the European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo will get even closer to the planet.

Ahead Of Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Announces Trip To Space

Jul 02, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first carrying a full crew of company employees.

Sold! Bidder Pays USD 28M For A Rocket Trip To Space With Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark and the bidder (whose identity has not been revealed) will fly to space on July 20 in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket

06 June, 2021

NASA Announces Two Missions To Venus, Here's What's Exciting About It

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The two missions could provide evidence to a theory that the Venusian surface completely melted and reformed 500 million years ago

31 March, 2021

US, China Hold Safety Consultations For Their Spacecraft On Mars

Associated Press (AP)

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.

06 March, 2021

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Hits Dusty Red Road, 1st Trip Goes 21 Feet

Associated Press (AP)

The roundabout, back and forth drive lasted just 33 minutes and went so well that the six-wheeled rover was back on the move Friday.

28 February, 2021

ISRO Launches First Mission Of 2021 With PSLV-C51 Carrying PM Modi's Photo, E-Gita

Outlook Web Bureau

Along with Brazil's Amazonia-1, the other 18 satellites include four IN-SPACe and 14 of ISRO's commercial arm, NewSpace India.

28 February, 2021

Watch: ISRO's PSLV-C5I Carrying Amazonia-1, 18 Other Satellites Lifts Off From Sriharikota

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PSLV-C51 lifted off from the first launchpad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), over 100 km from Chennai, at around 10.24 am.

24 November, 2020

China Successfully Launches Its First Spacecraft To Moon To Collect Samples, Return To Earth


The spacecraft was launched by a Long March-5 rocket at 4.30 am (Beijing Time)


07 November, 2020

Watch: India Launches Earth Observation Satellite EOS-01, Nine Other Satellites


The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) lifted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

16 May, 2019

NASA Spots An Israeli Spacecraft's Crash Site On Moon's Surface

Outlook Web Bureau

SpaceIL, a non-profit organization, attempted to land its spacecraft on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the ancient volcanic field on the near side of the Moon on April 11.

12 April, 2019

Israel's Spacecraft Crashes Moments Before Landing On Moon

Outlook Web Bureau

The Israeli spacecraft lost communication with ground control late on Thursday as it was making its final descent to the moon. Moments later, the mission was declared a failure.

31 January, 2019

ISRO Launches Human Space Flight Centre In Bengaluru

Outlook Web Bureau

The facility, unveiled by former ISRO chairman K. Kasturirangan and current chairman K. Sivan, will be headed by S. Unnikrishnan Nair as the Director.

03 January, 2019

Chinese Spacecraft Makes First-Ever Landing On Dark Side Of Moon

Outlook Web Bureau

The probe was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket on December 8 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province.

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz