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Huge asteroid set to wipe out life on Earth in 2880

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 13:44

A fast-spinning asteroid will pass close by earth in the year 2880 and an Armageddon-style blasting it into pieces may not be a good idea.

When Robin Williams brought cheers for NASA astronauts

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:12

Robin Williams, an Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died of an apparent suicide at age 63, helped wake up the crew of NASA`s space shuttle Discovery to start their morning in 1988.

Study warns of sleeping pill risk for astronauts

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 10:37

Widespread use of sleeping pills by slumber-deprived astronauts could hamper vigilance in the high-risk environment of space, a study warned on Friday.

Giant holes in Moon could shelter future astronauts

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:13

According to the new observations from NASA`s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft, there are over 200 lunar pits that could provide shelter to the future astronauts.

NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:20

NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.

Orbital poised to launch cargo ship to space station

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 10:17

Orbital Sciences Corporation is poised to launch on Sunday its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship packed with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts at the International Space Station.

India, Australia experiment man-robot tasks on Mars

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:52

Indian and Australian space scientists and students are carrying out experiments to compare how well human astronauts and robotic vehicles can work together and perform tasks on Mars.

Now, just pinprick of blood could provide astronauts with correct medical diagnosis

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:21

ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood.

Soon, ISS astronauts to brew fresh, hot coffee in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 16:18

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will soon be able to enjoy better quality of coffee while at work, courtesy- the ISSpresso machine.

SpaceX unveils its new space capsule `Dragon V2`

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 16:08

California-based company SpaceX on Thursday unveiled its new gorgeous spacecraft, `Dragon V2` at its headquarters amid glitz and glamour.

Robots to replace astronauts for space repair works

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:04

Soon, spacewalks can be a thing of the past. While robots are replacing humans on earth in various walks of life, a Canadian robot is repairing and fixing cameras on the ”Canadarm2” and its mobile base at the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronaut sows first fresh vegetable in ISS` space `garden`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:32

NASA last week announced that it has activated a plant growth system on the International Space Station.