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Soyuz spacecraft lands safely in Kazakhstan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three crew members from the United States and Russia landed safely aboard the Soyuz spacecraft in the central steppe of Kazakhstan on early Monday morning, wrapping up ... Read more...

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Astronauts use toothbrush to fix space station


September 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and her Japanese colleague Akihiko Hoshide were finally able to install a power unit on the International Space Station Wednesday during their ... Read more...

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ISS astronauts take second spacewalk


September 6th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese Akihiko Hoshide began a spacewalk Wednesday in another attempt to install a power unit on the International Space Station, RIA ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams completes spacewalk outside ISS


August 31st, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide completed almost a record long spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), reported NASA.NASA Flight Engineer ... Read more...

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Russia’s ISS crew members complete spacewalk (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko completed a six-hour spacewalk having carried out all planned maintenance tasks on the International Space Station (ISS).The cosmonauts ... Read more...

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Air force rescues eight from stranded boat in Assam


June 27th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Indian Air Force helicopter pilots Wednesday evacuated eight people, including three pregnant women and two doctors, from a boat stuck in the Dibong river near Sadiya ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams heading back to space again


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams is all set to return to to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006.Daughter of an ... Read more...

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Mars astronauts may be risking DNA damage


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Future astronauts working on the Red Planet's surface risk general changes in health at the DNA level because of an increased radiation exposure, a prominent ... Read more...

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One killed in Russian chopper’s hard landing


December 20th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The flight engineer of an Mi-26 helicopter died when it made a hard landing in west Siberia Tuesday, authorities said."Flight engineer Igor Eroshkin was killed ... Read more...

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Avoid American airlines, Indians told


December 16th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Citing a US State Department advisory warning Americans of potential terror attacks against US interests, the Travel Agents Forum of India Friday asked Indians to avoid ... Read more...

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Chums separated during WWII reunite 60 years later!


February 26th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Childhood friends separated during WWII were reunited when they found themselves lying side by side in a hospital ward-60 years later.Best friends Peter Butcher and Donald Gooding, ... Read more...

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Two die in Russian helicopter crash


February 6th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two people were killed when a helicopter crashed in Russia's southern republic of Kalmykia, authorities said Sunday.The Mi-2 helicopter crashed Saturday at 23:00 Moscow time (20:00 GMT). ... Read more...

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Soyuz spacecraft back after 5-month International Space Station stint


November 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): The Soyuz spacecraft flown by Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a ... Read more...

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International space station expedition 24 crew lands safely


September 25th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.25 (ANI): Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 24 landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, wrapping up a six-month stay onboard.Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov ... Read more...

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NASA chooses Sunita Williams for new space expeditions


July 9th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams has been selected to be on the crew for one of the four new International Space Station crews.NASA and its international partners, the Russia ... Read more...

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First Houston, TX native to ever take on NASA space mission set to launch next week


June 10th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by BNO News
HOUSTON, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- NASA announced on Thursday that for the first time, a Houston, Texas native will be taking off for spaceflight next Tuesday.Shannon Walker was born, raised and educated ... Read more...

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International Space Station 23 crew lands safely in Kazakhstan


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D. C. (BNO NEWS) – The International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 23 crew landed safely in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, NASA said.Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and ... Read more...

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Darwin-inspired spacecraft engine with double life expectancy created


May 25th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Inspired by Charles Darwin, scientists have doubled the life expectancy of a popular type of ion engineMovie Camera using software that mimics the way natural selection evolves ever-fitter ... Read more...

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Soon, laser ‘tractor beams’ to clear up space junk


April 30th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Now a tractor beam could prevent the accumulation of space debris-including all the dead satellites, discarded rocket boosters and other junk-in the Earth's orbit, suggests an expert.Space-flight engineer ... Read more...

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Soyuz Spacecraft Greeted With Snow And Wind


March 21st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Almaty, Kazakhstan, Mar 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A spacecraft, that was carrying in it astronauts from Russia and the United States, has managed to secure a safe landing in one of ... Read more...

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NASA Astronauts Send First Direct Tweet From Space


January 24th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has broken ground in space research yet again. A tweet has been sent from space via the community networking website Twitter. However, this is not ... Read more...

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Now, astronauts surf the World Wide Web in space


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have received a personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection. ... Read more...

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Russian killed in Nepal chopper crash


November 15th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) A Russian was killed and five people injured when a helicopter crashed in a mountainous district in northern Nepal Sunday. The Russian flight engineer was identified as D. Satalo, ... Read more...

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Air India pilots slapped with case for mid-air scuffle


October 4th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Delhi Police, on a complaint filed by an air hostess, Sunday registered a case against two Air India pilots allegedly involved in a scuffle with some cabin ... Read more...

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AI pilots de-rostered by DGCA


September 5th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IBNS
Mumbai, Sept 5 (IBNS) Pilots of the Boeing 747 Air India (AI) flight, whose left engine caught fire Friday at the Mumbai airport, have been de-rostered by the Directorate General of Civil ... Read more...

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US shuttle Discovery arrives at space station


August 31st, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (Xinhua) US space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday night after nearly two days of journey. Using space shuttle Discovery's reaction control system jets, Commander Rick ... Read more...

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Space shuttle Endeavour successfully returns to Earth


August 1st, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts ended a 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles on July 31, landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ... Read more...

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Americans to see International Space Station on Fourth of July


July 1st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): The skies of the Unites States of America are all set to lit up on the fourth of July with a spectacular view of the International Space Station ... Read more...

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Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS


May 27th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (RIA Novosti) A Russian Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) was launched Wednesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, the mission control ... Read more...

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NASA’s shuttle Atlantis launches on final Hubble servicing mission


May 12th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): NASA's space shuttle Atlantis, with its seven-member crew, has launched on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.Atlantis' 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish ... Read more...

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NASA’s Shuttle Atlantis Launches on a Final Mission to Hubble


May 12th, 2009 - 1:39 am ICT by admin
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis with its seven-member crew launched at 2:01 p.m. EDT Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.Atlantis' 11-day mission ... Read more...

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NASA mission to upgrade Hubble to launch on May 11


May 1st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): NASA has selected the launch date for the STS-125 mission of space shuttle Atlantis as May 11, which will upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.The date was ... Read more...

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Now, astronauts can wear odor free clothes in space


March 18th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new crewmate aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is testing a new line of clothing that is literally threaded with anti-bacterial and deodorizing materials, making it ... Read more...

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Micro-organisms placed in outer space


March 12th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Moscow, March 12 (DPA) Two International Space Station (ISS) crew members installed an experiment outside the craft during a nearly five-hour long spacewalk. US Commander Mike Fincke and Russian flight engineer Yury Lonchakov ... Read more...

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Orbiting ISS crew begins space walk mission


December 23rd, 2008 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (DPA) Two crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) began a space walk late Monday to collect science experiments attached to the outside of their orbiting home.US Commander ... Read more...

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