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Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth: Study

Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth: Study

The conclusion is of a citizen science project called Project MERCCURI that analysed bacteria found on 15 locations on the ISS and compared them with samples from homes on Earth as well as the Human Microbiome Project.
 

Dec 06, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Zero gravity pizza, anyone? ISS astronauts show you how it's done - Watch

Zero gravity pizza, anyone? ISS astronauts show you how it's done - Watch

A video posted by NASA on YouTube shows the astronauts preparing their respective their pizzas, sharing and eating them together.

Dec 04, 2017, 18:35 PM IST
Living bacteria found in samples from ISS satellite's surface

Living bacteria found in samples from ISS satellite's surface

The bacteria were brought to the space station accidentally on tablet PCs together with various materials that are placed aboard the ISS for long time to study the materials’ behavior in outer space.

Nov 28, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
Beermaker Budweiser to make space debut next month

Beermaker Budweiser to make space debut next month

20 Budweiser Barley seeds will be loaded as cargo and launched into space destined for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's rocket on a new cargo supply mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 4.

Nov 23, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Meteor or alien spaceship? ISS footage of mysterious fireball sparks debate - Watch

Meteor or alien spaceship? ISS footage of mysterious fireball sparks debate - Watch

While many experts have rubbished the claims saying that the 'alien ship' is nothing but a meteor travelling through space, conspiracy theorists are not buying it.

Nov 21, 2017, 14:01 PM IST
Earth-to-space delivery: ISS astronauts receive ice cream, flatbread pizzas

Earth-to-space delivery: ISS astronauts receive ice cream, flatbread pizzas

Apart from flatbread, the ATK capsule contains all the ingredients of a good 'Earth-style' pizza – sauce, cheese, pepperoni, anchovy paste, tomatoes, pesto, olive oil and more.

Nov 15, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to be reused for next cargo mission to ISS

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to be reused for next cargo mission to ISS

 The upcoming launch will be the 13th such mission for the company.

Oct 29, 2017, 16:00 PM IST
Festival of lights just became brighter! ISS astronaut shares image of India on Diwali from space

Festival of lights just became brighter! ISS astronaut shares image of India on Diwali from space

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took the opportunity to wish everyone on the occassion of Diwali and posted an image of a brightly illuminated India from space on October 19.

Oct 22, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
International Space Station to expand storage for science research

International Space Station to expand storage for science research

For this, ISS is set to get a new Boeing-built wardrobe to house increasing in-orbit science payloads.

Oct 18, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Feeling fidgety? ISS astronauts have fun with a fidget spinner in space - Watch

Feeling fidgety? ISS astronauts have fun with a fidget spinner in space - Watch

On Friday, ISS Commander Randy Bresnik posted a video of himself and some of his astronaut pals taking Newton's laws of motion for a test ride by messing with a fidget spinner aboard the orbiting laboratory.

Oct 16, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
Russia launches cargo ship to International Space Station

Russia launches cargo ship to International Space Station

The Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the ship successfully reached orbit eight minutes after taking off at 11:47am Moscow time (0846 GMT), a Russian space agency commentator said in the live feed from mission control.

Oct 14, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
NASA astronauts successfully complete second of three spacewalks for ISS repair

NASA astronauts successfully complete second of three spacewalks for ISS repair

Second of three spacewalks came to an end after 6 hours 26 minutes.

Oct 11, 2017, 08:15 AM IST
NASA astronauts begin the second of three spacewalks to repair ISS

NASA astronauts begin the second of three spacewalks to repair ISS

The spacewalk is once again being led by Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik, accompanied by Mark Van Hei, who joined him in the first spacewalk as well.

Oct 10, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Save the date! Second of three spacewalks for ISS maintenance to take place on October 10

Save the date! Second of three spacewalks for ISS maintenance to take place on October 10

Spacewalks are regular events in support of the ISS assembly and maintenance, that science and space enthusiasts look forward to with the initiation of every consecutive expedition launch.

Oct 09, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
NASA astronauts complete first of three spacewalks, robot arm repair successful

NASA astronauts complete first of three spacewalks, robot arm repair successful

The two astronauts replaced one of two Latching End Effectors (LEE) on the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2.

Oct 06, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
NASA astronauts begin first of three spacewalks to repair ISS

NASA astronauts begin first of three spacewalks to repair ISS

This is the first in the series of three spacewalks scheduled for the month of October, with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik taking the lead in all three.

Oct 05, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
Standby: First of spacewalk series on October 5, ISS astronaut shares what they'll be working on - See pic

Standby: First of spacewalk series on October 5, ISS astronaut shares what they'll be working on - See pic

The first spacewalk will be led by space station commander Randy Bresnik, accompanied by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei.

Oct 04, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
Time-lapse video of dancing northern lights from space has taken the Internet by storm – Watch

Time-lapse video of dancing northern lights from space has taken the Internet by storm – Watch

Astronauts who have been a part of the space station crew in the past, have all shared beautiful images of auroras seen from the orbiting laboratory, forming a shield-like cover on the Earth's surface.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Series of three spacewalks in October, ISS' Expedition 53 crew to take the reins

Series of three spacewalks in October, ISS' Expedition 53 crew to take the reins

The spacewalks performed by Expedition 53 astronauts will take place over a period of two weeks.

Sep 20, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Video of 'UFO portals' beneath the ISS goes viral, sparks debate on alien existence once again

Video of 'UFO portals' beneath the ISS goes viral, sparks debate on alien existence once again

UFO and alien hunters claim they are portals or wormholes being used by aliens to monitor 'Earthlings', since the rings appear to be too high up to be considered clouds.

Sep 12, 2017, 17:34 PM IST