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Private US spacecraft lands in Pacific Ocean


June 1st, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first private spaceship, the Dragon, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday, and landed in the Pacific Ocean.The Dragon's bell-shaped capsule plunged into ... Read more...

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First commercial spacecraft docks with space station


May 26th, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX's unmanned capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, becoming the first commercial spacecraft to have reached the orbital outpost, ... Read more...

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Egyptian teen invents spacecraft propulsion system


May 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) A 19-year-old Egyptian university student has invented a futuristic propulsion system for spacecraft.The invention "leapfrogs" NASA research, and uses a hi-tech quantum effect to drive satellites ... Read more...

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NASA hails new era in space


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) NASA head Charles Bolden has hailed a "new era" in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station Tuesday by a ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launched to space station


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX Tuesday launched an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station, initiating the first flight of a commercial and private spacecraft to ... Read more...

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US private firm aborts launch to space station


May 19th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX Saturday aborted the lift-off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) due to technical problems.A ... Read more...

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Watch ‘ring of fire’ in the sky this Sunday


May 17th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Millions of people in the US and Asia will be able to watch the sun turn into a 'ring of fire' this weekend.Shadows on the ground ... Read more...

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NASA trains astronauts to land on asteroid


May 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) In a space mission straight from the movie "Armageddon", astronauts are being trained to land on an asteroid, explore it for minerals and even destroy the ... Read more...

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Women achievers spotlight Haryana’s irony (Haryana Newsletter)


May 11th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) When Shena Aggarwal from the small town of Yamunanagar in Haryana topped the most sought after all-India civil services examination last week, her feat put women ... Read more...

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‘US spends more on pizza than on space missions’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza ... Read more...

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Warm ocean currents cause ice loss from Antarctica


April 26th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves may help explain recent ice loss from Antarctica, says a new study. A team of scientists used ... Read more...

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Russia confirms new crew members for ISS


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 26 (IANS) Russia confirmed Wednesday the three new crew members scheduled to leave for the International Space Station (ISS) May 15.They are Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei ... Read more...

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Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake


April 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Bungling NASA scientists are believed to have found tiny live microbes on Mars - but mistakenly killed them by boiling them alive, a media report said ... Read more...

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NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.It is looking at ... Read more...

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NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh


April 13th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh."NASA will conduct the research under its South and Southeast ... Read more...

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‘Russia can help ISS astronauts with rehabilitation’


March 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to offer its medical expertise in the post-flight rehabilitation of astronauts from partner countries on the International Space Station (ISS)."We know how ... Read more...

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Three ISS crew to return to earth


March 29th, 2012 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 29 (IANS) Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) will return to earth April 27, the country's space agency has said.The landing of Russia's manned spacecraft ... Read more...

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Ex-NASA scientist jailed for 13 years


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) A former NASA scientist has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after admitting that he tried to sell space and defence secrets to Israel.Appearing in ... Read more...

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Round-trip flights to Mars within a decade


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) The first commercial round-trips to Mars will blast off within 10 years, says a rocket entrepreneur.The trip will cost $500,000, payable through PayPal, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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NASA to launch five rockets


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA is scheduled to launch five rockets in just over five minutes Wednesday night as part of a study of the high-altitude jet stream, the US ... Read more...

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Mysterious object seen refuelling from sun


March 14th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) An orbiting NASA space telescope has captured the footage of a planet-sized object flying close to the sun, and extending a "refuelling tube" into the sun's ... Read more...

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NASA exploring ways to clean up space debris


March 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (US), March 12 (IANS) Faced with increasing threats of space debris, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is actively exploring ways to clean up the outer space.Donald ... Read more...

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NASA plans Mars landing in August


March 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) NASA will attempt to lower a probe onto the surface of Mars for the first time as it continues its search for signs of life on ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid to fly past Earth


March 5th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) A 150-foot wide asteroid orbiting the Earth will next year pass so close to our planet it will fly under man-made satellites, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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NASA loses command codes to control space station


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) An unencrypted laptop computer stolen from NASA last year contained command codes used to control the International Space Station (ISS), media reports said. The PC Magazine ... Read more...

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NASA: Arctic’s thickest ice diminishing faster than thin ice


March 1st, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
GREENBELT, Maryland (BNO NEWS) -- The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ... Read more...

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Thickest Arctic Sea ice melting much faster


March 1st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The oldest and thickest Arctic Sea ice is melting much faster than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ice ... Read more...

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New asteroid could hit earth in 2040


February 29th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) A new asteroid, identified by NASA, could potentially hit the earth Feb 5, 2040, even though it is much smaller than the one -- nine miles ... Read more...

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How do GPS satellites know where they are?


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves ... Read more...

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Clouds to cool the earth


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Analysis of lower cloud levels over the past decade has thrown up hints of a cooling mechanism that may be key to the planet's climate, a ... Read more...

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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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NASA ex-consultant Darade wins distrct poll in Vidarbha


February 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (IANS) Indian scientist-turned-politician and former NASA consultant in the US, Balasaheb S. Darade Friday emerged the surprise winner in the Pangradole circle constituency in the Buldhana ... 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 cosmonauts conduct space walk


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS) Two Russian cosmonauts Thursday launched a six-hour space walk outside the International Space Station (ISS), the country's space agency Roscosmos said.Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov ... Read more...

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NASA considering an outpost on the moon


February 13th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 3rd of February memo from NASA has revealed that a man-tended outpost is being considered in space. The new structure is proposed to be installed ... Read more...

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