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Sushant Rajput's space film to be revived as a tribute

09 Jan 2021

Sushant Rajput's space film to be revived as a tribute

Chanda Mama Door Ke, an ambitious science-fiction movie touted to be India's first space film that was supposed to star Sushant Singh Rajput, will soon be revived in memory of the beloved late actor.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

16 Nov 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon 'Resilience' spacecraft—its first-ever operational space taxi flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

12 Nov 2020

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has officially certified Elon Musk-owned SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA chief to step down when President-elect Biden takes office

11 Nov 2020

NASA chief to step down when President-elect Biden takes office

The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine, is planning to step down from the position when Joe Biden becomes the President of the United States, said reports.

NASA re-establishes contact with Voyager 2 spacecraft after 7 months

04 Nov 2020

NASA re-establishes contact with Voyager 2 spacecraft after 7 months

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed it re-established contact with its 43-year-old Voyager 2 spacecraft, now over 18.8 billion kilometers from Earth, after a seven-month hiatus.

India's Mangalyaan just photographed Mars' mysterious moon 'Phobos'

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.

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

24 Sep 2019

New study finds proof that Venus could once support life

Ever since the NASA's Pioneer Venus project suggested back in the 1980s that the planet might have had an ocean, scientists have been struggling to understand what exactly happened that turned Venus into the inhospitable hellscape it is today.

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.

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

18 Jun 2019

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

Want to visit Mars? NASA has something planned for you

23 May 2019

Want to visit Mars? NASA has something planned for you

It may take years for the first human to step on Mars, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has come up with a unique way for you to mark a visit to the Red Planet.

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly SpaceX, Boeing commercial-rockets

04 Aug 2018

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly SpaceX, Boeing commercial-rockets

Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX, starting next year.

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.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe: Humanity's first mission to the sun

02 Jun 2017

NASA's Parker Solar Probe: Humanity's first mission to the sun

In 1969, when Neil Armstrong from NASA's Apollo 11 mission took the first step on the moon and made history, it was immortalized by the famous quote, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

NASA pumps $127 million into building a space robot

10 Dec 2016

NASA pumps $127 million into building a space robot

United States' space agency NASA has announced plans of building a space robot worth $127 million to help repair and refuel the agency's satellites.

Lone astronaut casts vote before US election

08 Nov 2016

Lone astronaut casts vote before US election

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agency, Shane Kimbrough, the lone American astronaut in space has already cast his vote for the upcoming elections.