Capping a week of celebrations over the historic Apollo 11 mission, Vice President Mike Pence joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday at the launch pad in Florida that sent the moonwalker and his two crew mates to space for humankind’s first steps on the lunar surface 50 years ago.

From moon to space

July 21, 2019 08:25 am

NEW DELHI – Fifty years after astronauts first walked on the Moon, space wars have gone from Hollywood fantasy to looming threat. Not content with possessing enough nuclear weapons to wipe out all life on Earth many times over, major powers are rapidly militarizing space. Given the world’s increasing reliance on space-based assets, the risks are enormous.

India is all set to launch its second mission to the Moon on July 15, 2019. Named Chandrayaan-2, the mission will go where no other country has ever gone before - the Moon’s south polar region.

NASA is sending a dual-quadcopter drone to explore the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Named Dragonfly, the mission will search for hints of life on a world similar to primordial Earth.

LOS ANGELES, July 6: The 1969 moon landing turned an achievement seen only in the imagination and sci-fi movies into a most improbable television event, a live broadcast starring Neil Armstrong and a desolate landscape.

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the Moon’s surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water — vital to future manned missions.

NEW YORK, June 24: Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon.

FLORIDA, June 11: The largest planet in the solar system will be close enough to see without a telescope this month, NASA says.

WASHINGTON, May 14: The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a “down payment” to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024.

April 16: The moon’s magnificent desolation is far wetter than scientists imagined. A NASA spacecraft sent to study lunar dust and atmosphere also picked up signs of water being released from the moon as meteors collide with its surface.

WASHINGTON, April 3: NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033.

The tranquilizing grace of your serenity Soothes every soul alive or dead Your promising shade for eternity

Venice kicked off its annual Carnival festivities on Saturday with a floating, night-time parade down the Rio di Cannaregio, one of the city’s famed canals, starting more than two weeks of celebrations that draw flocks of masked revelers.

The first spacecraft of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program launched on 24 October 2007, resulting in the unmanned Chang'e 1 entering lunar orbit on 5 November of the same year.

Jan 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 3, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

BEIJING, Jan 3: In an historic first, China has successfully landed a rover on the far side of the moon, Chinese state media announced Thursday, a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power.

China’s Chang’e-4 will be the first spacecraft ever to land on the far side of the Moon. The mission will test plant growth and listen for radio emissions normally blocked by Earth’s atmosphere.

Falling in love

November 19, 2018 12:18 pm

Have I fallen in love with you? Even if I have, what can I do?

The House

November 1, 2018 09:23 am

As conscious came gleaming back to me, I found myself standing unsteadily on the dimly lit park, in the dead of the night, without any vague memory of having gotten there.

Shadows from the past

October 3, 2018 10:56 am

Who cares if I’m not here any more? Who cares if I’m not breathing any more?

HAWTHORNE, Sept 18: SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger as Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.

The idea that there was ice on the Moon tantalized astronomers for years, even before NASA’s Apollo mission to send astronauts to the lunar surface began.

Lunar enthusiasts across Africa and Eurasia were treated Friday night to a rare experience: the longest lunar eclipse expected for a century. Dubbed a “blood moon” for its reddish hue, the stunning beauty of the eclipsed moon has been captured by professional and amateur photographers alike.

WASHINGTON, July 22:  It takes astrophysicist John O'Meara little time to respond to a question about NASA's most outstanding achievement.

GOYANG, April 27: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly back into the north with him before they returned to the southern side.

GOYANG, April 27: With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world’s most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they returned to the southern side.

SEOUL, April 26: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in will plant a commemorative tree and inspect an honor guard together after Kim walks across the border Friday for their historic summit, Seoul officials said Thursday.

My calm Moon

March 13, 2018 09:30 am

Oh! Thee calm moon  Walks with me in a night forlorn  Whenever my heart is torn  Always a step ahead in its motion

Super blue blood moon color skies

Super blue blood moon being witnessed

January 31, 2018 18:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: People across the country are witnessing the rare super blue blood moon, and total lunar eclipse on Wednesday.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Jan 30: The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week.

WASHINGTON, Jan 29: The moon and those who watch it are preparing for one of the most unusual nights in years: a triple bill of the lunar phenomenon.

SEOUL Jan 10: South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.

Full moon night

November 12, 2017 11:33 am

Wow so wonderful I want my time to be freeze here I want to see it again tomorrow

SEOUL, May 9:  Exit polls in South Korea forecast that liberal candidate Moon Jae-in will win an election Tuesday to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye.

Moon Glorifying (Photo feature)

April 11, 2017 20:08 pm

KATHMANDU, April 11: Today, it marks the first full moon day of the year according to the Hindu calendar.

WASHINGTON, March 12: Dismissed by former US president Barack Obama as a place explorers had already seen, the Moon has once again gained interest as a potential destination under Donald Trump’s presidency.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 18: SpaceX is all set to launch a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad.

Five teams have qualified to compete in a $30 million Google-backed competition to land and operate robotic spacecraft on the surface of the moon, the XPrize Foundation said on Tuesday.

HOUSTON, Jan 17: Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the moon.

China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft-land a probe on the far side of the moon, around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The biggest and brightest full moon was lighting up in the sky in nearly after 69 years around the globe.

LOS ANGELES, Sept 27: Hubble Space Telescope has spied what appear to be water plumes on one of Jupiter's icy moons shooting up as high as 125 miles.

MIAMI, Sept 26: There's something going on beneath the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. But what?

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaking at a function organized at Nepal Academy Hall in the Capital City on Thursday urged youths to keep exploring and never give up.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 6: Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who arrived in Nepal two days ago, visited Sunsari district and gave an inspiring speech to students at Sitagunj-based Everest Science Center on Tuesday.

Moon astronaut Aldrin visits Lumbini

September 5, 2016 13:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Buzz Aldrin, American engineer and former astronaut, who is the second among 12 persons to have stepped on the Moon, spent a whole day in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, along with his team members. He had arrived in Nepal on Sunday with a six-member team.

BIRATNAGAR, July 16: A former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 86, one of the first two men to walk on the moon, is arriving in Nepal on September 4. He had set foot on the moon together with Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969.