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Why NASA sent human sperm to space

Why NASA sent human sperm to space

With talk of space tourism and even trips to Mars, NASA has launched human sperm to the International Space Station (ISS) to test what happens when it gets exposed to zero-gravity environment.

Apr 09, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first flight to Sun in July

NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first flight to Sun in July

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to launch its humanity's first mission to the Sun, Parker Solar Probe, in July.

Apr 09, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

NASA tells Boeing to fly three people for six months to ISS

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing to let the US-based aerospace company fly three people to the International Space

Apr 09, 2018, 11:48 AM IST
World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021

World's first ever luxury hotel in space 'Aurora Station' to launch in 2021

Want to spend a night up in the sky away from the Earth? Well, this may sound bizarre at first, but your wish may actually come true. 

Apr 06, 2018, 18:04 PM IST
After losing GSAT-6A in space, ISRO to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1I on April 12

After losing GSAT-6A in space, ISRO to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1I on April 12

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch its navigation satellite IRNSS-1I on April 12.

Apr 06, 2018, 11:35 AM IST
Heart of Milky Way may host thousands of black holes: Study

Heart of Milky Way may host thousands of black holes: Study

There may be tens of thousands of black holes at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy, say scientists who have discovered a dozen of them, lending support to a decades-old prediction.

Apr 05, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Hubble precisely measures distance to globular star cluster

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe -- a collection of stars born shortly after the

Apr 05, 2018, 11:32 AM IST
SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrives at International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrives at International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, carrying 2,630 kg of research, crew supplies and hardware, has finally arrived at the Internation Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, April 4.

Apr 04, 2018, 17:34 PM IST
Artificial intelligence may help predict alien life: Study

Artificial intelligence may help predict alien life: Study

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets, according to a study.

Apr 04, 2018, 13:34 PM IST
NASA hires Lockheed Martin to build quiet, supersonic plane

NASA hires Lockheed Martin to build quiet, supersonic plane

NASA has inked a deal with Lockheed Martin to develop a supersonic "X-plane" that could break the sound barrier without a sonic boom, officials said today.

Apr 04, 2018, 10:25 AM IST
India trying to revive link with GSAT-6A

India trying to revive link with GSAT-6A

Indian space scientists and engineers are making all-out efforts to establish a link with the communication satellite GSAT-6A launched on March 29, said an official on Tuesday.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:10 PM IST
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovers 'Icarus', the farthest star ever seen

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered the farthest star ever seen, named Icarus.The enormous blue star is located over halfway across

Apr 03, 2018, 11:40 AM IST
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket in resupply mission to space station

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket in resupply mission to space station

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched its Dragon spacecraft- the private spaceflight company's 14th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) - on

Apr 03, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

Mars parachute sent high up in key NASA test

A supersonic parachute designed for future missions to Mars has undergone a successful test in which it was sent very high up in the sky in a rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Apr 02, 2018, 18:01 PM IST
GSAT-6A satellite could become space debris if link not established

GSAT-6A satellite could become space debris if link not established

Indian communication satellite GSAT-6A would become a space debris if the Indian space agency does not reestablish communication link with it, said experts.

Apr 02, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
SpaceX to launch its 14th resupply mission to space station on Monday

SpaceX to launch its 14th resupply mission to space station on Monday

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch its Dragon spacecraft- the private spaceflight company's 14th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) - on Monday, April 2,

Apr 02, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth

The eight-tonne Tiangong-1 was mostly burnt up when it entered the Earth's atmosphere in the central region of the South Pacific at around 8:15 am Beijing time, China's Manned Space Engineering

Apr 02, 2018, 16:04 PM IST
NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

NASA is investing in several next-generation technology concepts that will help the US space agency use them for future space exploration missions.

Apr 02, 2018, 10:31 AM IST
China's space lab 'Tiangong-1' set to re-enter Earth this weekend

China's space lab 'Tiangong-1' set to re-enter Earth this weekend

China's first experimental space lab, Tiangong-1, is expected to plunge back to the Earth's atmosphere this weekend.

Mar 30, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

NASA astronauts successfully complete 209th spacewalk outside space station

Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel of NASA successfully completed the fourth spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station on Thursday, March 29.

Mar 30, 2018, 11:24 AM IST