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Kalpana Chawla an American hero, inspired millions of girls: Donald Trump

Trump's remarks came on Monday as he issued a proclamation declaring May as 'Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month'.

May 02, 2018, 17:27 PM IST

Spaceflight may harm muscles of astronauts: Study

The inactivity of astronauts during spaceflights presents a significant risk to their muscles, according to a study which simulated the impact of low gravity environments such as the Moon or Mars on body.

Apr 18, 2018, 14:53 PM IST

Here's how Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is 'keeping herself busy' in space

Indian-origin NASA astronaut Sunita Williams is now helping privately-held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems.

Mar 27, 2018, 11:04 AM IST

Astronaut in space claims his height increased by 9 cm, apologises for 'fake news'

Most astronauts "grow" during protracted space missions because their spines extend in the absence of gravity, but the gains disappear once they are back on the ground.

Jan 10, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson set to return to Earth

Whitson, along with fellow Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the space station and land in Kazakhstan at 9:22 pm EDT.

Sep 02, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

ISS astronaut Randy Bresnik shares breathtaking view of Bahamas from space station!

Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Randy Bresnik of NASA, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has shared a breathtaking view of the reef of Bahamas from the space station.

Aug 16, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

New three-member crew lifts off for International Space Station - Watch

Three new members, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, July 28, 2017, using a Soyuz spacecraft.

Jul 28, 2017, 22:02 PM IST

Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million

Traces of moon dust and small rock are embedded in what is the only artifact from the Apollo 11 mission in private hands, says Sotheby's, who is organizing the sale on July 20, the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969.

Jul 16, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

China preparing for manned mission to Moon

The project is expected to receive government approval and funding shortly, said Yang Liwei, Deputy Director General of China Manned Space Agency, who in 2003 became the first Chinese astronaut to travel to space, reports Efe.

Jun 07, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

Astronauts' exercise capacity mitigates in spaceflight due to alteration in cardiovascular function

This happens because their heart and muscles lose the efficacy of transporting oxygen to the muscles.

May 10, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

Beautiful view of massive cloud formations over East Africa! ISS shares the image from space

Expedition 50 astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has shared a spectacular view massive cloud formations over East Africa from the space station.

Feb 18, 2017, 22:53 PM IST

Not shortlisted for NASA, Indian-origin astronaut Shawna Pandya clarifies on Facebook

Pandya is only one of the two astronauts being selected from the 3,200 candidates who enrolled themselves in the Citizen Science Astronaut Program (CSA). 

Feb 10, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

ISS astronaut Thomas Pesquet spots lit-up view of Ukraine's Kiev while gliding north!

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has shared a breathtaking view of Ukraine's Kiev while the space station was gliding towards north.

Feb 03, 2017, 00:39 AM IST

Astronauts' brains can change shape during spaceflight, claims study

The study, believed to be the first to examine structural changes that take place in astronauts' brains during spaceflight.

Feb 01, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Beautiful droste-effect: Mountains of Auvergne in France as seen from space station!

Expedition 50 astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been sending us the stunning photographs of the Earth as taken from space station.

Jan 27, 2017, 23:34 PM IST

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares breathtaking view of Geneva and its lake from ISS!

Thanks to all the astronauts, who are aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that we are able to witness beautiful images of our planet, Earth.

Jan 20, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

NASA astronaut and climate scientist, Piers Sellers passed away at 61

Climate scientist  and former astronaut Piers Sellers passed away on Friday at the age of 61. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Dec 24, 2016, 12:55 PM IST

Sushant Singh Rajput’s 'Chandamama Door Ke' will be one of its kind – Here’s why

In less than three years since his debut in 2013, Sushant Singh Rajput has beautifully displayed his versatility.

Dec 13, 2016, 11:54 AM IST

US Presidential Elections: Voting while floating! How NASA astronaut cast lone vote from space

In a US presidential election that's already been out of this world, the lone American astronaut in outer space has cast his vote, NASA has said.

Nov 08, 2016, 06:12 AM IST