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McCandless first astronaut to fly untethered, dies at age 80

He travelled 320ft from the space shuttle Challenger during the spacewalk Bruce McCandless, an astronaut who was the first to fly untethered from his spacecraft in a gripping scene watched around the world, has died at the age of 80. The NASA astronaut was famously photographed in 1984 flying 150 miles above the earth without a tether. He travelled 320ft ... Read More »

Pakistan to send astronauts into space within 2 years

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman addressed AirTech’17 Conference at Air University Pakistan’s Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman announced on Thursday that Pakistan will be able to send astronauts into space with the collaboration of China within two years. He made the announcement at Pakistan’s biggest technical and scientific Olympiad, Airtech’17, being held at Air University in Islamabad from 7th to ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite to be launched soon

Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite to be launched soon

Pakistan announced to deploy earth observation satellite in March 2018 Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) have announced that Pakistan’s first remote sensing satellite called PRSS-1 will be launched in March 2018. This announcement was made by Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) at the ceremony of World Space Week 2017. A graceful opening ceremony was ... Read More »

Pakistan celebrates World Space Week 2017

SUPARCO Chairman Qaiser Anees Khurram, Vice Chancellor of IST Imran Rehman and dean of IST Iqbal Rasool Memon at the launch event of World Space Week 2017. Photo by Sana Jamal

World Space Week 2017 commences at Institute of Space Technology The World Space Week 2017 activities in Pakistan kicked off on October 4th with fun events, informative sessions and contests, taking youth on an amazing journey of space exploration. Institute of Space Technology (IST) launched a four-day activity-based program in collaboration with the National Space Agency of Pakistan (SUPARCO) to ... Read More »

China invites investors to develop space industry

China invites investors to develop space industry

China to develop space industry for next five years China is seeking private investors, including those from outside the country, to develop its aerospace program. China is looking forward to commercialize its satellite communications and broadcasting systems, according to an aerospace white paper the State Council Information Office released. China’s satellite navigation system, Beidou-2, is expected to enter service in ... Read More »

Brightest supermoon in 70 years dazzles skygazers

Moonrise over the London, as see from Waterloo Bridge on Nov. 13, 2016. Photo: Owen Llewellyn

The moon was 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual. Skygazers were making for high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches in an attempt to get the best views. Picnics were being organised all over the ... Read More »

Space Week 2016 sparks interest of Pakistani Youth in Space Science

World Space Week 2016 Pakistan

The four-day World Space Week 2016 event was held from 19th to 22nd October 2016 at IST Islamabad campus to generate space awareness among the general public and students Over 7000 space enthusiasts and young students from 150 different schools and colleges of Islamabad and Rawalpindi had the chance to explore the wonders of space science and technology at World Space ... Read More »

Space Week 2016 inspires young Pakistanis to explore space science & technology

World Space Week 2016 Pakistan

World Space Week 2016 inspires young Pakistanis to enter into the realm of Science & Technology Young scientists and space lovers gathered at an exceptional event by Institute of Space Technology to share their love for space science and everything beyond home planet Earth. Throughout the world, space events are being held to celebrate, educate and inspire the children and ... Read More »

Pakistan hosts major space conference to inspire young people

President Mamnoon Hussain in a group photo with foreign delegates during the opening session of 2nd International Conference on Space at COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad

Pakistan to launch remote-sensing satellite in 2018: President Mamnoon shared at 2nd International Conference on Space Pakistan Space and Upper Atmo­sphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) will launch the country’s first remote-sensing satellite in March, 2018, President Mamnoon Hussain announced at the 2nd International Conference on Space (ICS-2016). Space technology is being actively used in the planning and monitoring of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ... Read More »

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