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More impressed with you than politicians, says Donald Trump to record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson!
More impressed with you than politicians, says Donald Trump to record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson!

With Trump signing a new legislation last month adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission, Whitson was also asked about the Mars schedule and when could they see a manned probe to the Red Planet.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record: Things to know about her
Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record: Things to know about her

Peggy A Whitson (Ph.D) is currently part of Expedition 50/51, which is her third long-duration mission to the space station. 

Donald Trump to speak with record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson today – Here's how to see President’s call to ISS
Donald Trump to speak with record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson today – Here's how to see President’s call to ISS

The special 20-minute 'Earth-to-space' call at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, April 24, is to personally congratulate Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

ISRO elevates space program, decides to increase frequency of launches to 12 per year!
ISRO elevates space program, decides to increase frequency of launches to 12 per year!

ISRO is trying to increase its capacity to deliver by scaling up the frequency of launches by building more satellites, lowering the cost of access to space and also to do heavier satellite launches.

Alien hunters spot possible tree stump on Mars, say it points towards existence of vegetation on Red Planet!
Alien hunters spot possible tree stump on Mars, say it points towards existence of vegetation on Red Planet!

As per what NASA described, the image was captured by Mastcam onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1647 in March this year.

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, named the spacecraft the SS John Glenn in honour of the first American to orbit Earth. It rocketed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday with nearly 7,700 pounds of food, experiments and other goods.

China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft docks with space lab
China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

The Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft successfully completed automated docking with the orbiting space lab at 12:23 PM (local time), according to Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab

In the third docking, Tianzhou-1 will use fast-docking technology. 

Peek-a-boo! NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught planet Earth peering from between Saturn's icy rings – See pic
Peek-a-boo! NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught planet Earth peering from between Saturn's icy rings – See pic

It's a never-seen-before photograph clicked when Cassini was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth.

It's official! ISRO set to add another feather to its cap with Venus mission
It's official! ISRO set to add another feather to its cap with Venus mission

The proposed orbit is expected to be around 500 x 60,000 km around Venus and is likely to be reduced gradually over several months to orbit closer to the planet, the report said.

NASA's balloon launch postponed for the sixth time due to high surface winds
NASA's balloon launch postponed for the sixth time due to high surface winds

NASA will make its seventh attempt at launching the balloon on Saturday, April 22.

'Naked singularity' detection now easier? Indian scientists find new ways!
'Naked singularity' detection now easier? Indian scientists find new ways!

Wikipedia defines naked singularity as "a gravitational singularity without an event horizon."

Oceans may cover more than 90 percent of most habitable planets' surface: Scientists
Oceans may cover more than 90 percent of most habitable planets' surface: Scientists

This conclusion is reached because the Earth itself is very close to being a so-called 'waterworld' - a world where all land is immersed under a single ocean.

27 years of Hubble: NASA celebrates with two stunning spiral galaxies! - See pic
27 years of Hubble: NASA celebrates with two stunning spiral galaxies! - See pic

This starry pair offers a glimpse of what our Milky Way galaxy would look like to an outside observer.

NASA's planet-hunters featured among TIME's Top 100 Most Influential People!
NASA's planet-hunters featured among TIME's Top 100 Most Influential People!

Three NASA planet-hunters have been recognized by TIME Magazine as this year’s top 100 most influential people.

ISRO to help India meet its energy needs by mining energy from the moon!
ISRO to help India meet its energy needs by mining energy from the moon!

With an aim to help India meet its energy needs from the moon by 2030, the move will help India cut down on its oil imports.

NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!
NASA's Cassini to make its final close encounter with Saturn's moon Titan on Friday!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close encounter with Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan on Friday.

ISS astronauts welcome two new crew members at International Space Station!
ISS astronauts welcome two new crew members at International Space Station!

After a six-hour flight, the two new crew member finally arrived at the International Space Station on Thursday.

President Trump to make special long-distance call to record breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson
President Trump to make special long-distance call to record breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson

 US President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special long-distance call to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday, April 24.

China launches its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1'
China launches its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1'

China on Thursday launched its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan province.

Two-member crew head to space station aboard Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft – Watch liftoff
Two-member crew head to space station aboard Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft – Watch liftoff

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and his Expedition 51-52 crewmate Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin are on the docket for this flight, scheduled for take off at 3:13 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 20 (1:13 p.m. Baikonur time), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft. 

Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life
Super-Earth: Newly discovered exoplanet may be most promising yet in search for signs of life

Earlier, astronomers have discovered a number of nearby exoplanets - or planets outside our solar system - that could harbour life like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth
Close shave- Giant asteroid passes within one million miles of Earth

The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was about 1.1 million miles away from Earth - about 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon - when it passed by at about 8:30 a.m. E.S.T.

China to launch its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1' on Thursday!
China to launch its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1' on Thursday!

 China will launch its first cargo spacecraft 'Tianzhou-1' on Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan province.

NASA shares beautiful winter's view of gullied crater on Martian surface
NASA shares beautiful winter's view of gullied crater on Martian surface

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful winter's view of a gullied crater in Mars' northern hemisphere.

NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space
NASA scientists creates 3D-printed metal fabrics for use in space

NASA scientists are creating a metal fabrics that could one day be used in space.

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter
Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter
Astronomers discover new exoplanet that is three times more massive than Jupiter

Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet which is about three times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star 21,000 light years away from Earth.

Spotted – Mysterious secondary craters observed on Mars
Spotted – Mysterious secondary craters observed on Mars

The image was captured by the agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that has been studying the Red Planet's atmosphere and terrain from orbit since 2006.

NASA radar spots asteroid 2014 JO25 prior to flyby – See pic
NASA radar spots asteroid 2014 JO25 prior to flyby – See pic

At the time, asteroid 2014 JO25 was 1.9 million miles (3 million kilometers) from Earth.