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NASA reveals plans for future missions to Moon

NASA said it plans to enlist a series of commercial robotic landers and rockets to meet lunar payload delivery and service needs. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:52 PM IST

'Pillownauts' to help study adverse effects of space travel

The study is specifically aiming to find out how quickly we develop insulin resistance from prolonged bed rest, and what are the mechanisms driving this harmful effect.

Feb 12, 2018, 17:38 PM IST

Launch of two missions to explore nearest space also on NASA's 2018 agenda

One of the missions' goals is to measure how upper atmosphere changes in response to hurricanes and geomagnetic storms.

Jan 05, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Saturn's moon Titan or a comet – What will NASA's 2025 probe be?

Out of the two missions, which one will actually be finalised will be known by 2019.

Dec 21, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Life beyond our solar system: NASA may send probe to nearby exoplanet by 2069

Although most of the technology NASA needs for such a mission does not exist yet, it could involve travelling at one-tenth the speed of light.

Dec 20, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

Shortage of critical fuel could threaten NASA's deep space missions, warns US govt

Missions such as Mars Curiousity rover and the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft use radioisotope thermoelectric generators as power source.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:06 PM IST

Russia launches 73 satellites into three different orbits via Soyuz 2.1a rocket!

 The 73 satellites also include those from US, Germany, Norway, Canada and Japan.

Jul 15, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails after liftoff

China's largest rocket, carrying an experimental communication satellite, blasted off at 7.23 p.m. from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern province of Hainan.

Jul 03, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Meet 'DeployBot' – The first foldable, walking robot to assist in future space missions!

The modules are made of both rigid and flexible materials and contain embedded magnets that connect and lock multiple modules together.

Jun 26, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Emergency spacewalk outside ISS underway; NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer take the reigns – Watch LIVE

The failed relay box was installed in the space station truss March 30 during a spacewalk by Whitson and Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough.

May 23, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conclude 200th spacewalk!

The spacewalk was the ninth of Whitson's career. She holds the record for most spacewalks by a woman.

May 12, 2017, 23:34 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

NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Jeanette Epps to be part of upcoming space station crew in 2018!

Feustel and Epps will be added to the long list of distinguished astronauts who have been a part of space missions on the ISS since November 2000.

Jan 05, 2017, 11:09 AM IST

NASA gears up to explore the early solar system; announces two new robotic missions!

Lucy and Psyche, as the missions are being called, are robotic missions planned for launch in 2021 and 2023 respectively, with an aim to target mysterious, unstudied asteroids.

Jan 05, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

Breaking records: China gears up to send 30 missions into space in 2017!

The probe would land on the moon, collect samples and return to Earth.

Jan 04, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

NASA's #YearInSpace mission: Eight things to know!

The space mission has been a huge help to US space agency NASA, in terms of research and findings.  

Feb 24, 2016, 09:52 AM IST

Specialised fuel to power future deep space missions

Researchers from US Department of Energy (DOE) have completed the production of a specialised fuel to power future deep space missions.

Dec 26, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

NASA upgrades Orion's thermal protection system for next mission

It consists of the spacecraft’s main heat shield that faces into the atmosphere on re-entry to slow the spaceship down and also the grid of tiles known as the back shell.

Nov 20, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

NASA seeks astronauts for deeper space missions

From pilots and engineers to scientists and medical doctors, NASA selects qualified astronaut candidates from a diverse pool of US citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds.

Nov 05, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission released

 Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday released the first-ever Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission and said the language could help spread awareness on space missions in the country.

Oct 27, 2015, 03:58 AM IST