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NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

NASA replaces astronaut for 1st Boeing mission to ISS

Fincke will begin training immediately alongside NASA`s Nicole Mann and Boeing`s Chris Ferguson, who were both assigned to the mission in August 2018.

Jan 23, 2019, 11:47 AM IST
US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report

US shutdown delays space missions but NASA not grounded: Report

Over 95 per cent of the space agency`s employees have been furloughed due to Trump's partial shutdown.

Jan 17, 2019, 13:48 PM IST
NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management

NASA to use Blockchain technology for air traffic management

Blockchain would address the potential issues of privacy, prevent spoofing, denial of service and other attacks.

Jan 16, 2019, 15:36 PM IST
Mice flown to space may help decode ageing: NASA

Mice flown to space may help decode ageing: NASA

Previous research has shown that spending time in space causes bone density loss, immune dysfunction in both humans and rodent models.

Jan 15, 2019, 12:43 PM IST
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to reach Earth on Monday

This will be the first night--time splashdown and recovery for the Dragon with plenty of moonlight to track its entry.

Jan 14, 2019, 13:35 PM IST
Citizen scientists find new planet, twice Earth's size, using NASA telescope

Citizen scientists find new planet, twice Earth's size, using NASA telescope

Located 226 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, the planet lies in a stellar system known as K2-288.

Jan 10, 2019, 16:43 PM IST
NASA's asteroid sampling probe snaps picture of Earth

NASA's asteroid sampling probe snaps picture of Earth

The picture shows the asteroid Bennu, top right, about 43 kilometres from the spacecraft, and the Earth and moon, bottom left, more than 110 million kilometres away.

Jan 10, 2019, 13:32 PM IST
Stellar wind disrupting star formation in Orion Nebula: NASA

Stellar wind disrupting star formation in Orion Nebula: NASA

The Orion Nebula is among the best observed and most photographed objects in the night sky. It is the closest stellar nursery to Earth, and helps scientists explore how stars form.

Jan 09, 2019, 11:58 AM IST
NASA probe discovers new planet HD 21749b, calls it 'coolest small planet'

NASA probe discovers new planet HD 21749b, calls it 'coolest small planet'

The planet, named HD 21749b, orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star about 53 light years away.

Jan 08, 2019, 11:49 AM IST
No evidence of atmosphere on Ultima Thule: NASA

No evidence of atmosphere on Ultima Thule: NASA

Data from NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft is yielding scientific discoveries daily.

Jan 04, 2019, 13:43 PM IST
After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons

After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons

New Horizons on New Year's day came within 2,200 miles (3,500 km) of Ultima Thule, which represents a pristine time capsule dating to the birth of the solar system.

Jan 04, 2019, 06:28 AM IST
NASA spacecraft beams back first images of Ultima Thule

NASA spacecraft beams back first images of Ultima Thule

"New Horizons flew by the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft and became the first to directly explore an object that holds remnants from the birth of our solar system."

Jan 03, 2019, 06:18 AM IST
NASA's Juno probe captures volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io

NASA's Juno probe captures volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io

The images can lead to new insights into the gas giant's interactions with its five moons, causing phenomena such as Io's volcanic activity.

 

Jan 02, 2019, 15:06 PM IST
NASA's New Horizons spaceship to flyby farthest world ever photographed on New Year's Day

NASA's New Horizons spaceship to flyby farthest world ever photographed on New Year's Day

The New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule is expected to help scientists better understand what conditions were like when our solar system formed billions of years ago.

Jan 01, 2019, 14:29 PM IST
Scientists map Mercury's glacier formation

Scientists map Mercury's glacier formation

Mercury does not have an atmosphere that produces snow or ice that could account for glaciers at the poles.

 

Dec 31, 2018, 14:04 PM IST
New Horizons flyby updates likely on social media, NASA TV

New Horizons flyby updates likely on social media, NASA TV

The New Horizons flyby of Ultima Thule is expected to help scientists better understand what conditions were like when our solar system formed billions of years ago.

 

Dec 28, 2018, 17:23 PM IST
NASA to continue flying astronauts on Russian Soyuz: Report

NASA to continue flying astronauts on Russian Soyuz: Report

The US space agency retired its space shuttle program in 2011 and has relied on Russian vehicles since then to go to the ISS.

Dec 27, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
NASA's InSight lander places first instrument on Mars

NASA's InSight lander places first instrument on Mars

The seismometer allows scientists to peer into the Martian interior by studying ground motion.

Dec 21, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Saturn rings may vanish in 100 mn years: NASA

Saturn rings may vanish in 100 mn years: NASA

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn`s magnetic field.

Dec 18, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Australia to provide support for European Space Agency's tracking station

Australia to provide support for European Space Agency's tracking station

Confirmed on Friday by the Australian government, "CSIRO" to take over day-to-day operations of European Space Agency's tracking centre by March 2019.

Dec 17, 2018, 14:01 PM IST