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First crime committed in space between two women; probe on

25 Aug 2019

First crime committed in space between two women; probe on

As if there weren't enough crimes on Earth already, humans have now taken their nefarious activities to space.

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

09 Aug 2019

NASA's first fruit grown in space to 'spice-up' astronauts' menu

In a major leap for science, researchers at NASA are planning on sending a version of chile peppers in space to be grown and harvested at the International Space Station.

Five recent achievements of ISRO that make us proud

30 Jul 2019

Five recent achievements of ISRO that make us proud

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest and most successful space agencies in the world.

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

26 Jun 2019

Elon Musk reveals plans to drink coffee on Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Monday pulled off the "toughest launch ever" of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, but that's not what we are here to talk about.

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 16 years after her death

01 Feb 2019

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 16 years after her death

Seven astronauts were killed today 16 years ago, after their space shuttle disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, 16 minutes away from landing. Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was one of them.

ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

11 Jan 2019

ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

On Friday, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the space agency had set a target of sending Indian astronauts, including women, to space by December 2021, as part of its ambitious human spaceflight project, the Gaganyaan mission.

This astronaut mistakenly called 911 from space: Here's what happened

03 Jan 2019

This astronaut mistakenly called 911 from space: Here's what happened

Pocket-dialling or butt-dialling, whatever you call it, is a pretty common phenomenon that most of us have experienced.

Watch: Astronaut struggles to walk after spending 197-days in space

25 Dec 2018

Watch: Astronaut struggles to walk after spending 197-days in space

Haven't we all dreamed of life in space and don't we love enacting floating astronauts taking extremely big leaps?

Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts

12 Dec 2018

Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts

Humankind is spending more and more time in space, and these long-drawn space missions are only slated to get longer, with mega missions coming up.

India to get its own astronauts' training facility, soon

20 Aug 2018

India to get its own astronauts' training facility, soon

Five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced about India's space mission, ISRO has confirmed that an astronauts' training facility will soon come up in Bengaluru.

Astronaut's superfood will now be created by Mumbai's TB-hospital

14 Aug 2018

Astronaut's superfood will now be created by Mumbai's TB-hospital

Even as Mumbai battles tuberculosis, with over 50,000 new cases reported in 3 years, the Sewri tuberculosis hospital is mulling cultivating spirulina in its premises.

ISRO successfully carries out flight test for Crew Escape System

05 Jul 2018

ISRO successfully carries out flight test for Crew Escape System

Indian Space Research Organization today successfully carried out a flight-test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System.

American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump

01 May 2018

American hero Kalpana Chawla continues to inspire millions: President Trump

US President Donald Trump has hailed Indian-origin Kalpana Chawla as an American hero for devoting her life to Space Shuttle program and its various missions transporting cargo and crew to and from International Space Station.

Experience how to be an astronaut with this app

23 Apr 2018

Experience how to be an astronaut with this app

Finnish space start-up Space Nation, in collaboration with US space agency NASA, has released a mobile app called Space Nation Navigator.

A Spacesuit that helps to keep astronauts happy

27 Feb 2018

A Spacesuit that helps to keep astronauts happy

Scientists are developing 'happy space suits' that can monitor symptoms of depression in astronauts, and provide real time feedback to improve the atmosphere of the spacecraft as well as boost the occupants' mood.

ISRO to build lunar habitats for astronauts on moon

26 Feb 2018

ISRO to build lunar habitats for astronauts on moon

With the potential to become India's biggest science program, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started working on a project that aims at building igloos or "lunar habitats" on the moon.

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 15 years after her death

01 Feb 2018

Celebrating Kalpana Chawla, 15 years after her death

Seven astronauts were killed today 15 years ago, after their space shuttle disintegrated on entering the Earth's atmosphere, 16 minutes away from landing. Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian-origin to space-travel, was one of them.

When NASA engineers thought women astronauts needed makeup in space

19 Jan 2018

When NASA engineers thought women astronauts needed makeup in space

When women joined NASA astronaut corps in 1978, male engineers designed them a thoughtful gift: a makeup kit. They figured females couldn't do without it, even in space.

These astronauts will celebrate New Year 16 times in space!

31 Dec 2017

These astronauts will celebrate New Year 16 times in space!

Six astronauts will get to celebrate the New Year's Day 16 times aboard the International Space Station (ISS), at 402.3km above Earth, encircling our planet every 90 minutes, according to NASA.

Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered in space, dies

25 Dec 2017

Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered in space, dies

Bruce McCandless, the NASA astronaut who became the first person to float untethered in outer-space died at 80.

Record-breaking NASA astronaut and crew back home

03 Sep 2017

Record-breaking NASA astronaut and crew back home

After logging 196 kilometers in space and 4,623 orbits of Earth, 57-year old NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth with her crewmates.

SpaceX sends icecream to astronauts, humanity is doing it right

15 Aug 2017

SpaceX sends icecream to astronauts, humanity is doing it right

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was launched on Monday, had a very unlikely cargo. Along with 6,400 pounds of cargo, live mice and science experiments, one sweet treat for the six International Space Station astronauts is also there.

'Astronauts in Mars may face fungal infection risk'

12 Jul 2017

'Astronauts in Mars may face fungal infection risk'

A recent study by NASA has discovered a "surprising" setback to the colonization of Mars.

NASA spacesuits are outdated and pose severe risk, says report

28 Apr 2017

NASA spacesuits are outdated and pose severe risk, says report

NASA is spending nearly $200 million on new spacesuits but by the time they arrive it might be too late.