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ISRO Adds Human Angle to Space Missions, Taking Cue From ‘MARTIAN’ Film

Beyond man launch in next mission, Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) is also contemplating the mechanism to rescue its astronauts in case of mid-space abortion of a mission. In case of an emergency, the astronauts can eject themselves to safety from their rockets but capturing them on to another safe rocket is the challenge that ISRO is determined to explore ...

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NASA Ponders Budget Missions to Mars, but Delayed till 2039

Taking cue from ISRO’s most economical Mars Orbiting Mission, with a bidget cut of $300 million on anvil, NASA scientists have proposed a new step-wise approach to send humans to Mars saving on money and making it much efficient. While scientists are exploring resources within to minimize the budget, Hoppy Price, John Baker, and Firouz Naden from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ...

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Countdown Begins for NASA Test of Flying Saucer-like Parachute for Mars Landing

NASA is gearing up to test its long-awaited test launch of the largest parachute ever deployed in the sky with its flying saucer ahead of its possible landing technology on Mars surface in 2017. The flying saucer, not to be confused with the flying unidentified objects (UFO), is named the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, and the live telecast is available on ...

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Mangalyaan, GSLV Mark III Success Pushes ISRO to Ponder Sending Manned Mission Into Space Next

The itinerari of Indian space agency ISRO is clear now with the successful launch of the Mars Mission Mangalyaan in September 2013 and the experiment of its re-entry capable GSLC Mark III launch vehicle. Buoyed with the success, ISRO is pondering its next mission to send Indian astronauts into space, confirmed Dr K. Radhakrishnan, who served as the chairman of ...

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GSLV rocket, crew module success opens way for India’s manned flight

India on Thursday inched towards sending its own manned mission to space as well as heavy satellites when it successfully tested a next generation rocket and crew module. The country took forward its rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next-generation rocket — the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mark III) — and the crew module- in ...

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India to test-launch re-entry capable heaviest rocket ever, to help design future space shuttle

ISRO is reckoning another milestone by launching its biggest rocket in history, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark III), between December 15 and 20 that will test its capability to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and usher in a new phase in the space agency’s future manned Moon mission in a possible space shuttle. GSLV Mk III is designed to ...

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