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SpaceX Crew Dragon returns from ISS with 4 astronauts onboard

06 May 2022

Technology
SpaceX Crew Dragon returns from ISS with 4 astronauts onboard

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has successfully brought four astronauts home with a midnight splash off the coast of Florida.

Video: Chinese rocket re-enters Earth, light-up skies over Maharashtra, MP

03 Apr 2022

India
Video: Chinese rocket re-enters Earth, light-up skies over Maharashtra, MP

A blistering streak of light slashing through the night sky caught skywatchers off guard in regions of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, leading them to believe it was a meteor shower.

Astronomers discovered asteroid just two hours before it hit earth

16 Mar 2022

Technology
Astronomers discovered asteroid just two hours before it hit earth

The fifth asteroid ever discovered before colliding with Earth crashed near Iceland on March 11.

Comet Leonard is here, and never coming back again

14 Dec 2021

Lifestyle
Comet Leonard is here, and never coming back again

Comet Leonard, also known as the once-in-a-lifetime comet, is one of the brightest comets of the year.

NASA will slam spacecraft into asteroid to test humankind's defenses

25 Nov 2021

Technology
NASA will slam spacecraft into asteroid to test humankind's defenses

NASA has launched a spacecraft on a direct collision course with an asteroid, intentionally. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission intends to test technologies for defense against potential asteroid collisions.

American start-up Astra successfully reaches orbit with latest rocket launch

21 Nov 2021

Technology
American start-up Astra successfully reaches orbit with latest rocket launch

California Bay Area start-up Astra, on November 20, joined the big league of private companies that have successfully put spacecraft in space.

Satellite could have glimpsed ninth planet back in 1983

18 Nov 2021

Technology
Satellite could have glimpsed ninth planet back in 1983

Recently, evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system has been found by British astronomer Michael Rowan-Robinson in data gathered back in 1983.

Elon Musk's Starlink to offer cheaper internet in India

08 Nov 2021

Business
Elon Musk's Starlink to offer cheaper internet in India

Since earlier this year, Elon Musk-led SpaceX's satellite internet service, called Starlink, has been in the news for its ability to offer high-speed internet in the remotest parts of the world, including in rural India.

Blue Origin loses lawsuit against NASA over Artemis HLS contract

05 Nov 2021

Technology
Blue Origin loses lawsuit against NASA over Artemis HLS contract

In July, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos penned an open letter to NASA, opposing the space agency's decision to award the Artemis lunar lander contract to Elon Musk-led SpaceX.

Blue Origin, Boeing to establish 'business park' in low-Earth orbit

28 Oct 2021

Technology
Blue Origin, Boeing to establish 'business park' in low-Earth orbit

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin has unveiled plans to build a "space park" that would be launched into low Earth orbit.

This company couldn't find paying billionaires for trip to space

26 Oct 2021

Technology
This company couldn't find paying billionaires for trip to space

Were you praying you would witness the day no billionaire wanted to pay for a trip to space? Well, that day is here.

Will we be able to access Wi-Fi on Moon soon?

18 Oct 2021

Technology
Will we be able to access Wi-Fi on Moon soon?

Move over Starlink, NASA's new study has pitched a plan to help America's internet coverage issues.

NASA's Lucy space probe blasts off to explore asteroids

17 Oct 2021

Technology
NASA's Lucy space probe blasts off to explore asteroids

American space agency NASA launched the Lucy Mission space probe strapped to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on October 16.

Asteroid larger than Pyramid of Giza to zoom by tomorrow

14 Oct 2021

Technology
Asteroid larger than Pyramid of Giza to zoom by tomorrow

NASA might be planning to launch the Lucy spacecraft to investigate the Jupiter Trojan asteroid belt but few cosmic events come close to the one we are about to witness on Friday.

NASA's Lucy to launch soon, will explore primordial Trojan asteroids

11 Oct 2021

Technology
NASA's Lucy to launch soon, will explore primordial Trojan asteroids

In a bid to unveil the origin mysteries of our solar system, NASA is launching a mission for exploring the "fossils of planet formation," i.e. the Trojan asteroids in Jupiter's orbit.

Employees claim Blue Origin is fraught with sexism, safety concerns

04 Oct 2021

Technology
Employees claim Blue Origin is fraught with sexism, safety concerns

Several current and former Blue Origin employees have come forth to accuse the private space exploration company of rampant sexism, gender disparity, and fostering a toxic working environment.

Europe-Japan space mission captures rare image of Mercury

03 Oct 2021

Technology
Europe-Japan space mission captures rare image of Mercury

Two linked spacecraft built by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), together known as BepiColombo, snapped their first close-up pictures of Mercury.

'Lot to do on Earth,' Bill Gates on space tourism

29 Sep 2021

Business
'Lot to do on Earth,' Bill Gates on space tourism

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday criticized space tourism, saying rather than exploring space for recreational activities, "we have a lot to do here on Earth."

NASA releases its first AR-enabled comic: Check details here

26 Sep 2021

Technology
NASA releases its first AR-enabled comic: Check details here

NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novel Saturday in a two-pronged effort to commemorate National Comic Book Day as well as to encourage more youngsters to sign up as astronauts for the planned Artemis manned lunar missions.

NASA announces landing site for its VIPER lunar rover mission

21 Sep 2021

Technology
NASA announces landing site for its VIPER lunar rover mission

In May, NASA announced the VIPER mission to the moon under the Artemis program to look for water, its deposits, or at least signs of it on the dark side of the moon.

ISRO inks MoUs with spacetech start-ups, grants access to facilities

20 Sep 2021

Technology
ISRO inks MoUs with spacetech start-ups, grants access to facilities

In a milestone for private Indian aerospace start-ups, the government's Department of Space (DoS) has inked a Framework MoU with IIT-Madras start-up AgniKul Cosmos for access to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facilities.

Astronomer who demoted Pluto claims he's found new ninth planet

19 Sep 2021

Technology
Astronomer who demoted Pluto claims he's found new ninth planet

Pluto was controversially stripped of its designation as a planet in 2006. A planetary scientist who was the fiercest advocate of the celestial body's demotion claims he has now found another celestial body worthy of recognition as a planet.

China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

17 Sep 2021

World
China astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to the Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation's first space station in China's longest mission yet.

SpaceX successfully launches all-civilian Inspiration4 mission: Details here

16 Sep 2021

Technology
SpaceX successfully launches all-civilian Inspiration4 mission: Details here

SpaceX has successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission's Crew Dragon spacecraft on September 15 using a Falcon 9 rocket.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space company

14 Sep 2021

Technology
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space company

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the latest to join the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson in the privatization of space with his new company, Privateer Space.

Want the outer space in your room? Some DIY tips

05 Sep 2021

Lifestyle
Want the outer space in your room? Some DIY tips

Outer space keeps us intrigued, isn't it?

'It's a shock,' says ex-ISRO Chairman on GSLV launch setback

12 Aug 2021

India
'It's a shock,' says ex-ISRO Chairman on GSLV launch setback

Veteran space scientist G Madhavan Nair expressed shock over the unsuccessful GSLV-F10 launch mission but said the ISRO is resilient enough to bounce back.

GSLV-F10 mission not accomplished fully due to performance anomaly: ISRO

12 Aug 2021

Technology
GSLV-F10 mission not accomplished fully due to performance anomaly: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday that its mission to place Earth Observation Satellite EOS-03 by a GSLV rocket could not be fully accomplished due to "performance anomaly."

Saturn, Earth to come the closest today: All details here

02 Aug 2021

Technology
Saturn, Earth to come the closest today: All details here

At 11:30 AM (IST) today, Saturn and Earth will be the closest to each other this year. People who would witness this rare phenomenon during nighttime would be able to see the ringed planet clearly.

Everything to know about Virgin Galactic's Indian-origin astronaut Sirisha Bandla

05 Jul 2021

Technology
Everything to know about Virgin Galactic's Indian-origin astronaut Sirisha Bandla

Following in the footsteps of legendary astronauts Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, and Sunita Williams, Indian-origin aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla is all set to fly to space.

82-year-old Funk to join Bezos's space trip, ending 60-year wait

02 Jul 2021

Technology
82-year-old Funk to join Bezos's space trip, ending 60-year wait

Aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, 82, will be joining Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's crewed space flight of its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft.

Prepare to watch the Full Strawberry Moon on June 24

23 Jun 2021

Technology
Prepare to watch the Full Strawberry Moon on June 24

May and June have been an absolute treat for skywatchers and astrophotographers. The northern hemisphere is in for another treat with the last (almost) supermoon of 2021 set to bathe the night sky in its glory on June 24.

Here's why Hubble Space Telescope is inoperable since June 13

20 Jun 2021

Technology
Here's why Hubble Space Telescope is inoperable since June 13

The NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope, which is behind some of the most incredible pictures of distant galaxies to date, is reportedly defunct for the past few days.

Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

17 Jun 2021

Technology
Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels

Spacewalking astronauts resumed work to install powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a brief interruption caused by problems with one of their suits.

China launches three astronauts to its space station: Details here

17 Jun 2021

Technology
China launches three astronauts to its space station: Details here

China put the first module of its space station into orbit late in April. On June 17, the country announced that it has successfully launched a space vehicle carrying three astronauts who would man the space station for a period of three months.

China to launch manned mission for its space station

16 Jun 2021

World
China to launch manned mission for its space station

China is all set to send three crew members to its new space station for three months on Thursday morning, the country's space agency announced on Wednesday.

NASA inviting proposals for two private astronaut missions to ISS

12 Jun 2021

Technology
NASA inviting proposals for two private astronaut missions to ISS

Following in the footsteps of Jared Isaacman-led civilian crewed mission and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos's plans to attain escape velocity this year, NASA has announced that it is welcoming proposals from commercial establishments for two private crewed missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

Here's how you can watch 2021's first annular solar eclipse

10 Jun 2021

Technology
Here's how you can watch 2021's first annular solar eclipse

A solar eclipse is set to occur during the second half of the day today. This will be the first solar eclipse of the year.

NASA's Juno spacecraft snaps first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon

09 Jun 2021

Technology
NASA's Juno spacecraft snaps first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon

On June 7, NASA's Juno spacecraft zoomed past Jupiter's largest moon called Ganymede. The spacecraft snapped incredible close-up pictures of the celestial body as it passed by at a distance of 1,038 kilometers from Ganymede, the closest any spacecraft has been to the moon in 20 years.

NASA's VIPER will scout for water on Moon's dark side

25 May 2021

Technology
NASA's VIPER will scout for water on Moon's dark side

NASA appears to have found enough evidence of water in lunar soil to warrant an exclusive mission as a prerequisite for sustained human presence on the Moon.

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