Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Eyeing jet deal, Saab offers full tech transfer to India:-Swedish defence giant Saab Group has said it would ensure "full" technology transfer of its Gripen-E fighter jet to India if the company gets the contract to supply a fleet of the single engine combat aircraft to Indian Air Force....
  • BRAHMOS successfully flight-tested from IAF’s Su-30MKI fighter aircraft :-BRAHMOS, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile created history on 22nd Nov 2017 after it was successfully flight-tested first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal....
  • India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise begins in Meghalaya:-The week-long army warfare exercise by India and Myanmar, the first to be held in the country, began on Monday at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi near here, officials said....
  • Govt retracts RFP for anti-tank missiles for Indian Army:-The government has decided to retract the process to acquire a batch of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) from Israel for the Indian Army, and asked premier defence research laboratory DRDO to develop it with indigenous technology....

US space shuttle Endeavour heads to museum

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in Houston after leaving Kennedy Space Center for the last time. A NASA photo

CAPE CANAVERAL (AP): The US space shuttle Endeavour began a journey to its new life as a museum piece Wednesday, heading west on the last ferry flight of its kind as NASA shuts down its shuttle programme.

Bolted to the top of a jumbo jet, the space agency's youngest shuttle departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida at sunrise on the first leg of its flight to California.

Crowds lined the beaches of Cape Canaveral as the shuttle swooped low overhead in one final show.

"I am feeling a tremendous amount of pride," said astronaut Kay Hire, who flew aboard Endeavour two years ago.

Endeavour flew 25 times in space before retiring last year. It circled Earth more nearly 4,700 times.

Endeavour will make it as far as Houston, home to Mission Control, before arriving in Los Angeles on Friday. In mid-October, it will be transported very slowly down city streets to the California Science Center.

This is the last flight for a space shuttle. Atlantis will remain at Kennedy for display. Discovery is at the Smithsonian Institution.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Pentagon asked to develop enduring defence ties with India

The Pentagon has been asked by US Congressional leaders to develop a "forward-looking" strategy to form an enduring defence relationship with India.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2017

Image Gallery