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Private capsule to launch cargo to space station


September 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A private capsule is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on a cargo mission Oct 7, US space agency NASA announced. The SpaceX's robotic ... Read more...

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Safer to sit in the back of the plane: Crash test


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A passenger jet deliberately smashed into the ground has led experts to believe that passengers sitting at the back would have the best chance of survival, ... Read more...

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They alleged my son was on drugs and set himself on fire: Bedabrata Pain


September 12th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Bedabrata Pain has lost his case in a Los Angeles court over his son's death and says the authorities "alleged that my boy was ... Read more...

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Mars data indicate carbon dioxide snowfall


September 12th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Scientists have received the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars based on data provided by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA reported ... Read more...

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Reality shows are going to die soon: Rannvijay


September 8th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Rannvijay Singh, whose tryst with fame began with his victory on MTV "Roadies" in 2003, says after enjoying considerable space in Indian television, the reality ... Read more...

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Russia denies ’systemic crisis’ in space industry


September 7th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian space industry is not in a crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday."There is no systemic crisis in ... Read more...

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$3 toothbrush saves day for $100 billion space station (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A $3 toothbrush, 'designed' by astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihido Hoshide, saved the day for a $100 billion International Space Station, becoming instrumental in the installation ... 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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Jackie Shroff confident about son’s debut (Movie Snippets)


August 30th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff is confident that producer Sajid Nadiadwala will leave no stone unturned to launch his son Tiger in a successful manner."Sajid Nandiadwala ... Read more...

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China wants greater presence in space, says daily


August 29th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) China is seeking a greater presence in space, said a state-run Chinese daily which admitted that the country was "decades behind the US" in terms ... Read more...

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Rapper Launches New Single from Red Planet


August 28th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The famous rapper Will.I.am is planning to launch his new album in planet Mars through rover Curiosity. He will manage this through the help of astronaut Leland Melvin. The up coming album ... Read more...

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Private spacecraft to make second supply run to ISS


August 24th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US private company SpaceX will launch its Dragon space freighter on a next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October.It will be ... Read more...

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Mars Landing Site Named for Ray Bradbury


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The late scientist Ray Bradbury has been given a privilege even when he is deep into his grave. The NASA agencies named their new chapter of ... Read more...

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Curiosity makes maiden move on Mars


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has made its first move on the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.Curiosity's maiden drive combined forward, turn and reverse ... Read more...

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Curiosity wiggles wheels ahead of first drive on Mars


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Curiosity rover has wiggled its four corner wheels to prepare for its first drive on Mars, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California announced. ... Read more...

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NASA to launch another Mars mission


August 21st, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA astonished many with the bravery act of driving all round Mars with four rovers. On top of this there were plans to go deeper into ... Read more...

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NASA completes `brain transplant’ on Curiosity rover


August 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has announced that it has completed "brain transplant" on Mars rover Curiosity.As its main and backup computers ... Read more...

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Mars rover to undergo ‘brain transplant’


August 11th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity will undergo a "brain transplant" over the weekend with a software upgrade to prepare for new tasks ahead, NASA has said.The upgrade ... Read more...

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Puerto Rican to prepare menu for manned mission to Mars


August 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Orlando (Florida), Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) A Puerto Rican scientist will be in charge of creating the menu for the first manned mission to Mars.Yajaira Sierra Sastre, a 35-year-old native of ... Read more...

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Radical triangular plane to take to sky in future


August 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA has successfully demonstrated a working prototype of the triangle-shaped "plane of the future" - and it hopes the aircraft will become the next universally adopted ... Read more...

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Curiosity sends first 3D images from Mars


August 8th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The Curiosity rover Wednesday sent back the first 3D images of the martian surface as mission controllers began testing out its camera systems.The rover also sent ... Read more...

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When haircut threatened to overshadow Mars landing


August 7th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A NASA technician's haircut has become an instant hit on internet and overshadowed the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, Daily Mail reported.Bobak Ferdowsi became an ... Read more...

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I’m safely on Mars, says rover tweet


August 6th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A string of tweets on behalf of US space agency Nasa's rover Curiosity tracks the tense moments before the spacecraft landed on Mars."I'm safely on the ... Read more...

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Curiosity lands on Mars


August 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered rover Curiosity touched down on Mars Sunday."Touchdown confirmed for @MarsCuriosity," said a NASA tweet as its scientists celebrated back in headquarters.The six-wheeled ... Read more...

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NASA gives three firms $1.1 bn to build new spacecraft


August 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) NASA has given three firms a total of $1.1 billion to build a new range of "space taxis" that will take astronauts to the International Space ... Read more...

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Wonder why doctors leave scissors in gut?


August 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Ever wonder why extremely capable surgeons leave scissors in the patient's gut, after successfully concluding a difficult operation? It's not carelessness but failure of ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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Farah wants Sunita Williams to watch ‘Joker’ - in space!


July 27th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan is going out of her way, literally, to promote her home production "Joker" in a unique way. She wants to make it ... Read more...

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Scientist dreams of being first Puerto Rican woman in space


July 14th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Yajaira Sierra Sastre says that dreaming "doesn't cost anything", so she's spent all her life getting ready to be the first Puerto Rican woman in ... Read more...

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Ancient gene planted in modern bug to track evolution


July 12th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) US researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day E. coli bug to see whether the evolutionary trajectory once taken will ... Read more...

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Radio waves from black hole detected


July 11th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Surprisingly, scientists have for the first time ever detected the radio waves emanating from a mid-sized black hole, called the HLX-1, around 300 million light years ... Read more...

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NASA to study solar magnetic field


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US space agency NASA plans to study the sun's magnetic field in a "hard-to-observe area called the chromosphere".The Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation (SUMI) mission will be ... Read more...

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NASA photographs craters that resemble Mickey Mouse on Mercury


June 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA’s Mercury orbital spacecraft Messenger has photographed three craters that strongly resemble the head of the iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse. Mercury is a planet ... Read more...

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New force can propel asteroids onto earth’s path


June 4th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) You might not be safe from asteroid hits even if state-of-the-art NASA tracking systems are in place, because the 'Yarkovsky effect' can force these objects out ... Read more...

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