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Former NASA agent on a mission to find the missing moon rocks


February 20th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Decades after several moon rock fragments were distributed to various world leaders, investigation has revealed that most of them have gone missing. Several fragments of space rocks ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts take a six-hour spacewalk


February 17th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to carry out tasks under the Russian space programme, said the Russian Mission Control.Cosmonauts ... Read more...

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Russian cargo spaceship docks with ISS


April 29th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS) A Russian cargo spaceship docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, the Mission Control Centre said.The Progress M-10M freighter docked with the Pirs module ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts challenge public to ‘Earth vs. space chess match’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Two NASA astronauts, who will launch into space on Friday, are challenging the people of Earth to a chess rematch.Greg Chamitoff and Greg H. Johnson will play ... Read more...

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Boeing plans to fly tourists to space


September 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.16 (ANI): Houston-based Boeing Company has announced a tentative agreement with Space Adventures Ltd to provide seats for private passengers into outer space.The seats would be on board its ... Read more...

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Russian spaceship docks with ISS


September 12th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS) Russian cargo spaceship Progress M-07M successfully docked Sunday with the International Space Station (ISS), the mission control centre said. The spacecraft docked with the Zvezda service module at the ... Read more...

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Chilean miners to receive medical “survival kits” used by US-Brit troops in Afghan-Iraq wars


September 10th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): The thirty-three workers trapped in an underground mine in northern Chile for more than a month will reportedly receive new medical "survival kits," which were used by the ... 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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Obama’s Moon plans ‘catastrophic’, say former NASA astronauts


March 13th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): A BBC report has voiced the displeasure that former NASA astronauts have over US President Barack Obama's decision to push Moon missions further back, with one astronaut ... 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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U2 stars phone astronauts in outer space!


October 14th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): U2 members Bono and The Edge, along with the former's sons, made a personal call to the astronauts on the International Space Station.The rockers and kids Eli and ... Read more...

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Novel way to improve bone health in cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment


September 16th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists looking for ways to reduce bone loss in astronauts claim to have found a novel way of improving the bone health of cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment."Our ... Read more...

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‘Smell of space’ strong, metallic and unique, say NASA astronauts


September 7th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 7 (ANI): NASA astronauts aboard the US space shuttle Discovery have said that the smell of space, which is regarded as the final frontier, is strong, metallic and unique."There is ... Read more...

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Cronkite’s coverage helped turn tide against Vietnam War (Obituary)


July 18th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (DPA) Walter Cronkite, the iconic US journalist who reported from World War II battlefields and is credited with helping turn public opinion against the Vietnam War, died Friday in ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts to pay $51 mn to Russia for space flights


May 14th, 2009 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (RIA Novosti) Russian space agency Roscosmos and the US space agency NASA have agreed on a new price for ferrying US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts may soon visit a nearby asteroid


November 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new report by a high-level panel of experts has praised the idea of sending NASA astronauts to visit a nearby asteroid.According to New Scientist, the US ... Read more...

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E Nose to sniff out harmful chemicals on International Space Station


November 20th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): NASA astronauts on space shuttle Endeavours STS-126 mission will install an instrument known as ENose on the International Space Station (ISS) that can help protect crew members ... Read more...

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Endeavour astronauts begin first spacewalk


November 19th, 2008 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (DPA) Two NASA astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour began a spacewalk Tuesday to replace a nitrogen tank on the International Space Station and begin repair of a joint ... Read more...

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NASA astronauts to drink recycled urine in space


November 15th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 15 (ANI): NASA is launching a machine aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, which will recycle astronauts'' urine for consumption as water. "We did blind taste tests of the water. ... 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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Boot camp on Moon to prepare astronauts for mission to Mars


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 2 (ANI): In a new strategy proposed by NASA, astronauts would have to undergo a tough lunar endurance mission camp on the Moon before they are even considered for ... Read more...

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NASA may be running out of astronauts


September 18th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): Among the looming 2010 retirement of NASAs aging space shuttle fleet and at least a four-year gap before the replacement spaceship take flight, the agency is worried ... Read more...

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Computer virus in space - NASA astronauts get hit


August 28th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were busy fighting a computer virus that managed to infect one of the laptop computers used by astronauts ... Read more...

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Psychologists reveal new ways to deal with astronauts” health challenges in space


August 15th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Through groundbreaking research, a team of psychologists has revealed new ways to deal with health challenges in space. As NASA prepares to send humans back to the moon ... Read more...

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Astronauts install Japanese module on International Space Station


June 4th, 2008 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, June 4 (DPA) Two NASA astronauts Tuesday installed the Japanese module, Kibo, on the International Space Station in a nearly seven-hour spacewalk. During a six-hour, 48-minute excursion, space shuttle Discovery specialists ... Read more...

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