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Challenger Launch halter Roger Boisjoly dies


February 8th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Utah, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Roger Boisjoly, who is better known as the person who tried to halt the launch of the Challenger shuttle has died. Actually he died in January 2012, ... Read more...

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Over 6,000 apply for NASA Astronaut Corps


February 5th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 6,000 individuals have applied for joining NASA's Astronaut Corps, twice as many as the US space agency usually receives, NASA said Sunday.Late last year, ... Read more...

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Life ruled out on Mars after 600 mn year drought


February 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Arid conditions on Mars for more than 600 million years may have been too hostile for any life to survive on its surface Researchers led by ... Read more...

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More people now want to be astronauts: NASA


February 5th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) NASA has received 6,372 applications for its 2013 class of astronauts, double the usual number, the US space agency said.Only in 1978, when applications surged to ... Read more...

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NASA films far side of moon


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Rare and spectacular video footage of the far side of the Moon has been captured by a NASA spacecraft, The Telegraph reported Thursday.One whole face of ... Read more...

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Russia may repeat mission to Mars moon


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will send another sample mission to the Martian moon Phobos if the European Space Agency (ESA) decides not to include Russia in its ExoMars ... Read more...

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Indian teacher chosen for US space programme (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A teacher from India's Maharashtra state has become the first foreigner to be chosen for the US Space Foundation's elite 2012 Flight of Teacher Liaisons programme ... Read more...

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Indian teacher chosen for US space programme


January 31st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A teacher from Maharashtra in India has been chosen for the US Space Foundation's elite 2012 Flight of Teacher Liaisons programme.Vandana Suryawanshi of Vidya Valley School ... Read more...

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Newt Gingrich’s moon base receives mixed response


January 27th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New Gingrich’s proposed space program has been received with mixed reactions. The GOP presidential hopeful has promised that under his administration, the United States will return to ... Read more...

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2011 - 9th warmest year on record, says NASA


January 21st, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) The global average surface temperature in the year gone by was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in ... Read more...

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Russia revives permanent moon base plan


January 19th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Space Agency Roscosmos is in talks with its European and US partners on the creation of manned research bases on the moon, the agencies ... Read more...

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Russia’s Mars spacecraft falls in Pacific Ocean


January 16th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Doomed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft, which had been stuck in Earth orbit for two months, crashed down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday.Launched Nov ... Read more...

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Held for friend’s death, Sivia was wooed by British government


January 14th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, Devinder Sivia, who was arrested and later released on bail after the body of a fellow academic was found at ... Read more...

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Woman astronaut to head 100-year Starship project


January 9th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space in 1992, has been chosen to head the 100-year Starship project.Jemison's project will explore what it ... Read more...

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Aliens may have left footprints on moon!


December 29th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Aliens may have left their footprints or artefacts on the moon which would last far longer than radio signals. Two astronomers from Arizona State University who ... Read more...

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Metallic Spaceball falls from the sky in Namibia


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Windhoek, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Namibian authorities have contacted NASA to investigate a mysterious metallic spaceball that dropped at a remote location in the country. Government officials explain that the object with ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft beams back asteroid images


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) NASA's Dawn spacecraft has sent around 10,000 pictures of the giant asteroid Vesta back to Earth for the first time since its launch in 2007, the ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned mission to ISS (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS) Russia Wednesday launched a manned mission to the International Space Sation (ISS) from its Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft carrying three astronauts blasted ... Read more...

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No danger of earth exploding


December 18th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Scientists have nailed an alarming prediction about the cataclysmic destruction of earth in 2012. An erroneous doomsday theory doing the rounds is that a supernova explosion, ... Read more...

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Old stars reveal sun’s future


December 14th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Old stars, called red giants, have offered insight into what our sun will look like after five billion years -- its outer layer will expand and ... Read more...

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Microsoft co-founder announces space-travel venture


December 14th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Paul Allen, one of the co-founders of Microsoft, announced Tuesday that he and entrepreneur Burt Rutan are set to develop a giant airplane from which to ... Read more...

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Mars rover begins space research


December 14th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from Earth to Mars, the US space agency said Tuesday.Curiosity was launched Nov ... Read more...

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Water in Mars regions may have rudimentary life


December 13th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) Patches of Mars sub-surface could contain water and sustain a rudimentary form of life, such as martian microbes, reveals a study. "Our models tell us that ... Read more...

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Earth-like planet found


December 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) American astronomers have confirmed the existence of an earth-like planet, dubbed Kepler 22-b, in the "habitable zone" around a star similar to the sun.The planet lies ... Read more...

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Scientists say that “Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’”


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that toads could be good warning system for earthquakes. The scientists say certain species of the animal have the capacity to ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

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Saturn moon may have aliens


November 24th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) One of the Saturn's moons may be home to aliens, say scientists.Titan, the largest of the planet's 62 satellites, has all the qualities needed to support ... Read more...

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Mars Rover Friday abroad Atlas Rocket


November 21st, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space rover Spirit’s fascinating journey on Mars have been documented and released in a special video. Nearly 3,500 images are involved in the project which rolls ... Read more...

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Water found on Jupiter moon


November 17th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) NASA's Galileo spacecraft has found evidence of water beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, researchers said.The data suggest there is significant exchange between Europa's ... Read more...

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No spaceship, yet NASA wants more astronauts


November 17th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) America's space organisation NASA has launched a massive recruitment drive to find new astronauts, despite not having its own spaceship for them to fly.With its shuttle ... Read more...

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NASA to launch Mars rover in November


November 11th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA will launch its car-sized Mars rover named Curiosity later this month.Scheduled to land on Mars in August 2012, the one-tonne rover will examine Gale Crater ... Read more...

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Pictures of ‘2005 YU55′ asteroid released by NASA


November 10th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prior to the flyby of asteroid 2005 YU55, NASA scientist Don Yeomans said that, "We're extremely confident, 100 percent confident, that this is not a ... Read more...

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11.11.11.11.11.11.11 - a unique alumni reunion!


November 10th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) They are coming from far and wide - from Singapore, Dubai and even Canada - to fulfil a promise made years ago. As over 35 students ... Read more...

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Big space rock flies close to Earth, no harm done


November 9th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-meter-wide asteroid harmlessly zipped past earth early Wednesday, closer to our planet than the Moon's orbit.The "space rock" named 2005 YU55 approached earth at ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2005 yu55 to pass close to Earth today


November 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say an asteroid will pass very closely by earth on Tuesday (8th of November 2011) but it is not expected to collide with the planet. The ... Read more...

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