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NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is paying commercial launch contractors SpaceX and Boeing Co $6.8 billion to build rocket-and-capsule systems to return astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since America`s space shuttle program ended in 2011.

Oct 11, 2019, 06:57 AM IST

Pluto is a planet, declares NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine: The old debate is back

NASA and International Astronomical Union's official stand state Pluto is a dwarf planet.


Aug 30, 2019, 11:51 AM IST

NASA eyes return to Moon, to announce partnerships with US companies

NASA will unveil the names of future partners chosen to send astronauts back to the Moon, for the first time in nearly five decades.

Nov 28, 2018, 14:40 PM IST

NASA chief in talks with companies about running ISS

The head of the US space agency is in talks with several global companies about taking over day-to-day operations at the International Space Station in the coming years, US media said today.

Jun 06, 2018, 08:53 AM IST

US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency.

Apr 20, 2018, 10:47 AM IST