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Sunita Williams sets a record with sixth spacewalk (Second lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams set a new record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut with her sixth space walk to repair a ... Read more...

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Paracetamol, antibiotics don’t work in outer space


April 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Common drugs like paracetamol and antibiotics often lose their potency in outer space and would be useless for astronauts who are experiencing headaches or fighting infections, ... Read more...

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Drug potency may decrease in space


April 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study has found that some of the pharmaceuticals stored on space flights may have shorter shelf-life than they do on Earth.The medications intended for the treatment ... Read more...

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Carbon dioxide finding on Mars hints at ancient life


October 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Mars was once rich in carbon dioxide, suggesting life on the red planet. Widespread deposits of carbonate rock are buried a few miles beneath the surface, according ... Read more...

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NASA experts arrive in Chile to help in miners’ rescue


September 1st, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Aug 31 (DPA) Experts of the US space agency NASA arrived in Chile Tuesday to contribute to the rescue of 33 miners trapped 700 metres under the Atacama desert in northern ... Read more...

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NASA Rover finds clue to Mars past


June 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favourable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four ... Read more...

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Spaceflight to probe how cells become diseased


April 5th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) A spaceflight will probe how cells remain healthy or succumb to disease, particularly in the face of stress or damage, in the first ever experiment of its kind. On ... Read more...

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Scientists grow real human bones to track how they form


December 10th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Researchers have created a process that grows real human bone in tissue culture, which can be used to investigate how bones form and grow. "We have manufactured a ... Read more...

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NASA finds “strong evidence” that life once existed on Mars


December 2nd, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, December 2 (ANI): NASA has found what it calls "strong evidence" that life once existed on Mars after re-examining a meteorite.According to a report in the Telegraph, a research team at ... Read more...

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Mars, a seething cauldron for 100 million years


July 24th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Mars may have been a seething cauldron for nearly a 100 million years after its formation, thwarting evolution of life on the planet, according to an analysis of ... Read more...

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US and Russian satellites collide in space (Roundup)


February 13th, 2009 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Moscow, Feb 13 (DPA) A US satellite was destroyed in an unprecedented collision with a spent Russian satellite, raising fears of danger to other satellites, a report said Thursday. The collision between Iridium-33, ... Read more...

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US astronauts vote from space


November 5th, 2008 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) Two NASA astronauts did not let their distance from Earth deter them from voting in the US presidential election Tuesday.Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff voted ... Read more...

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Wanted: Urine donors for NASAs space lavatory


July 17th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 17 (ANI): This may sound bizarre, but NASA has called for donations of urine so it can create the perfect space lavatory, and now that the news has ... Read more...

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