Articles about National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the American government’s civil space program led by Administrator Bill Nelson, the 14th to hold the office since NASA’s establishment in 1958. The agency was established to encourage peaceful applications in space science. Noteworthy missions to space that were presided over by NASA include the Apollo manned lunar missions, the Skylab space station, and the International Space Station. As of August 2021, NASA employs just under 18,000 civil servants but it supports over 312,000 jobs across the US. In 2019, the agency’s total economic output stood at $64.3 billion. In 2021, it was allocated an annual budget of $23.2 billion. The agency is spread across 20 centers and facilities across the US where it conducts research, testing, and development of advanced aeronautics. In recent years, the agency has also partnered with privately-owned space exploration firms such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
30 Jul 2020
NASA launches rover to find 'ancient Martian life'
In a major development, US space agency NASA has launched a robotic rover to Mars.
28 Jul 2020
Two Indian girls just discovered a 'near-Earth' asteroid: Details here
In a major development, two Indian schoolgirls, hailing from the city of Surat, have discovered an asteroid.
23 Jul 2020
China just launched a rover and orbiter to Mars
Merely days after the UAE, China has also started its journey to Mars.
17 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO
In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.
14 Jul 2020
Rare comet visible from today, will disappear for 6,800 years
Starting tonight, July 14, a rare comet will streak across the night sky for a period of 20 days.
05 Jul 2020
India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'
Like Earth has one, Mars hosts two elusive moons in its orbit - Phobos and its smaller, more distant sibling Deimos.
02 Jul 2020
Why NASA has delayed launch of its next Mars rover
In an unexpected turn of events, NASA has delayed the launch of its next Mars rover.
29 Jun 2020
NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh
NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.
28 Jun 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more
This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.
27 Jun 2020
NASA develops 3D-printed necklace to help people avoid face-touching
The uncontrolled outbreak of COVID-19 has gotten everyone worried.
15 Jun 2020
SSR leaves behind an incomplete bucket list of 50 dreams
A talented actor with a charming personality and an infectious smile, Sushant Singh Rajput bid an early adieu as he passed away on Sunday at age 34.
10 Jun 2020
Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point
America's first woman spacewalker has now become the first-ever woman to reach the deepest known point in our planet's oceans.
08 Jun 2020
New Earth-like planet found orbiting a Sun-like star: Details here
In a major development, a team of researchers has discovered an Earth-like exoplanet revolving around a Sun-like star.
07 Jun 2020
Shah Rukh Khan to turn journalist for R Madhavan's 'Rocketry'?
You can keep Shah Rukh Khan away from the screen, but not from cinema.
06 Jun 2020
A ginormous asteroid will zoom past Earth this weekend
A ginormous 'potentially hazardous' asteroid, nearly as big as the Empire State Building, is set to zoom past Earth this weekend.
01 Jun 2020
As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker
As hundreds of people gathered outside White House on Friday night, to raise their voice against the brutal killing of a black man by a police officer in broad daylight, United States President Donald Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker, reports said on Monday.
31 May 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more
This week, we saw plenty of developments in the tech world.
31 May 2020
Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS
In the wee hours of Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the historic #LaunchAmerica mission to the International Space Station.
31 May 2020
#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission
After canceling it on May 28 owing to bad weather, SpaceX has now successfully launched astronauts for NASA's historic #LaunchAmerica mission.
26 May 2020
SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know
On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to head up to the International Space Station as part of a crewed mission.
08 May 2020
Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs
Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
05 May 2020
Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report
Tom Cruise is leaving the planet, but for a very good reason.
02 May 2020
SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander
By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.
01 May 2020
NASA's FDA-approved ventilator will be licensed to manufacturers for free
A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.
28 Apr 2020
A huge 'mask-wearing' asteroid will zoom past Earth this week
In a matter of days, a humongous space rock will zoom past Earth.
13 Apr 2020
#LockdownRecommendations: Shah Rukh Khan's all-time best 'Swades'
Swades is heartfelt and optimistic. But it only progresses into becoming so.
21 Mar 2020
NASA halts work on Moon mission, due to coronavirus outbreak
After hitting the big tech companies, the novel coronavirus disease has deterred NASA from moving ahead with its mission to the Moon.
07 Mar 2020
SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here
Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.
05 Mar 2020
NASA rover just captured most detailed picture of Martian surface
Even though Earth and Mars are two very distant worlds, Earthlings are doing some incredible stuff on the neighboring planet.
01 Mar 2020
Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe
Astronomers have detected the biggest known cosmic explosion since the Big Bang - the event that kick-started our ever-expanding universe about 13.8 billion years ago.
21 Feb 2020
An AI flagged 11 asteroids capable of smashing into Earth
Asteroids pose a major threat to Earth and all of life.
18 Feb 2020
#ComicBytes: Five reasons Captain Marvel's body is weird
Carol Danvers was a hero long before she stepped into the suit of Captain Marvel.
25 Jan 2020
NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time
For the first time in the history of human spaceflight, astronauts have baked something in space - a batch of cookies.
20 Jan 2020
SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk
Just recently, SpaceX demonstrated the capabilities of the launch escape system built into Crew Dragon, its dedicated spacecraft for manned flights.
20 Jan 2020
European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface
NASA plans to take humans back to the Moon.
13 Jan 2020
Japanese billionaire looking for a girlfriend for Moon trip
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who is SpaceX's first prospective customer for a round trip to the Moon, is looking for a girlfriend for his lunar voyage.
03 Jan 2020
Rolls-Royce is developing world's fastest electric plane: See pictures
As NASA continues with the vision of building the X-59 quiet supersonic jet, Rolls-Royce is setting its eyes on mastering the field of electric flight.
30 Dec 2019
#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech
2019 was a year of major scientific and technological advancements.
18 Dec 2019
NASA's 'low-boom' supersonic X-plane will take off soon
Despite having the technology for supersonic travel for decades, we don't have a single plane that could fly passengers at speeds exceeding that of sound (343 m/sec).
13 Dec 2019
Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet
For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.