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NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

23 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TiktTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

Universal's $200 million budget to fuel Cruise-Musk's space film

02 Aug 2020

Universal's $200 million budget to fuel Cruise-Musk's space film

Brace for impact as Universal Pictures has agreed to fund actor Tom Cruise and tech giant Elon Musk's ambitious space movie with a $200 million budget.

SpaceX is bringing NASA astronauts back: How to watch live

02 Aug 2020

SpaceX is bringing NASA astronauts back: How to watch live

SpaceX has moved into the final phase of the "Launch America" mission - bringing NASA astronauts safely back to Earth in its Crew Dragon capsule.

NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

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.

Kathy Sullivan, America's first woman spacewalker, reaches ocean's deepest point

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Trump targets Twitter, SpaceX-NASA historic mission, JioMart, and more

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.

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

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.

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

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.

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

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.

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

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.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

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.

NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time

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.

SpaceX's first-ever manned space mission happening soon, says Elon Musk

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.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

16 Dec 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

Just recently, SpaceX employed its Dragon spacecraft and completed a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

28 Nov 2019

Soon, NASA will open space station for holidaying

After using Russia's Soyuz to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for years, NASA is inching closer to using home-built crafts, thanks to SpaceX and Boeing.

Turns out, Space travel can reverse your blood flow

15 Nov 2019

Turns out, Space travel can reverse your blood flow

Elon Musk wants to make humans a 'multi-planetary' species and so does NASA!

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

08 Nov 2019

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA changes the schedule of first all-female spacewalk's schedule

17 Oct 2019

NASA changes the schedule of first all-female spacewalk's schedule

NASA has changed the schedule of the first-ever all-female spacewalk, again!

NASA unveils 'futuristic' spacesuits for Moon, Mars missions

16 Oct 2019

NASA unveils 'futuristic' spacesuits for Moon, Mars missions

In a major development, NASA has taken the wraps off the next-generation spacesuits for its astronauts.

First ever all-women spacewalk on October 21: Details here

09 Oct 2019

First ever all-women spacewalk on October 21: Details here

Back in March, NASA had disappointed millions around the world by canceling, what could have been, the first-ever all-women spacewalk in the history of humanity.

Astronauts grew meat in space for the first time

08 Oct 2019

Astronauts grew meat in space for the first time

In a major development, astronauts have grown meat in space for the very first time.

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

03 Oct 2019

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

India plans to have its own space station by 2030.

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

05 Sep 2019

'First space hotel', operational by 2025, to feature artificial gravity

Since Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel to space in 1961, only over 500 people have explored the outer realms of Earth's atmosphere.

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.

NASA's Bumble 'space robot' flies on International Space Station

24 Jun 2019

NASA's Bumble 'space robot' flies on International Space Station

In a major development, a NASA-built robot called Bumble has flown on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time.

NASA's system hacked with a $25 Raspberry Pi: Details here

21 Jun 2019

NASA's system hacked with a $25 Raspberry Pi: Details here

Despite advancing significantly in space technology, NASA has persistently faced cybersecurity-related issues.

If you're rich, you can go to space for holidaying

08 Jun 2019

If you're rich, you can go to space for holidaying

The ultra-rich ones amongst us now have a chance to spend their holidays in space, thanks to NASA.

South African man uses smartphone to capture Saturn 'touching' Moon

26 Apr 2019

South African man uses smartphone to capture Saturn 'touching' Moon

Saturn lined up with the Moon almost perfectly on March 29, which appeared as if it was touching the lunar object.

Elon Musk's SpaceX's passenger craft suffers anomaly, fails engine test

21 Apr 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX's passenger craft suffers anomaly, fails engine test

Elon Musk's SpaceX's mission to ferry humans between Earth and the International Space Station may have hit a major roadblock.

India's #ASATMissile test 'terrible thing'; created 400 debris pieces: NASA

02 Apr 2019

India's #ASATMissile test 'terrible thing'; created 400 debris pieces: NASA

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine termed India's destruction of its own satellite as part of ASAT missile test under Mission Shakti a "terrible thing".

NASA canceled all-women spacewalk, as they don't have apt spacesuits

26 Mar 2019

NASA canceled all-women spacewalk, as they don't have apt spacesuits

A couple of weeks ago, we all were excited to learn that an all-women team will walk in space to carry out routine maintenance of the International Space Station.

In a first, an all-women team will walk in space

12 Mar 2019

In a first, an all-women team will walk in space

In a matter of weeks, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will step into the darkness of cosmos to perform the first ever all-women spacewalk in the history of humanity.

Apparently, America's space station toilet burst, leaking liters of water

06 Feb 2019

Apparently, America's space station toilet burst, leaking liters of water

When you live in space, you have to be prepared for everything, even collecting leaked water from the toilet.

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?

NASA hacked! Employees' personal information, social security numbers stolen

20 Dec 2018

NASA hacked! Employees' personal information, social security numbers stolen

It has emerged that US space agency NASA was hacked earlier this year.

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.