Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicMoon landing

Topic: Moon landing

NASA unveils document to guide behaviour on the moon and in space

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Unique exoplanets, moonquakes, underground lakes on Mars — the big space stories of 2019

China’s historic moon landing, detection of First Radio Bursts from outer space & interstellar visitors were other big stories from the world of space.

Chandrayaan-2 mission is not a ‘failure’, plenty of science expected from orbiter

India is anxiously waiting for official confirmation from ISRO on the fate of the Chandrayaan-2 lander, hours after the space agency lost communication with.

Chandrayaan-2 set to begin final descent — indigenous mission hours away from history

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is ready, Vikram lander has separated, all eyes are on Pragyan rover now. ThePrint details what the mission is expecting on the moon.

Vikram lander separates from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, now just days away from moon landing

The Vikram lander is preparing to perform a soft landing, which is expected to take place on 7 September between IST 1:30 am and 2:30 am.

The four stages Chandrayaan-2 will go through before it lands on the moon

Chandrayaan-2 was initially scheduled to be launched on 15 July, but was called off due to a technical snag in the launch vehicle system.

Updates: Chandrayaan-2 injected into Earth’s orbit, ISRO chief says task not done yet

ISRO successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 into space today after a technical glitch forced it to call off the event last week.

Trump ‘exposes’ himself as a fraud as Iran muddles the waters in the Gulf

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

We could have misheard Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the moon

Neil Armstrong probably didn’t realise his first words could also help us better understand how humans communicate.

Apollo 11 made us believe we could do anything – that will be our downfall

Spectacular successes breed complacency. The moon landings reinforced belief that technology will always be able to solve our problems.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.