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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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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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Canada unveils device for big space telescope


July 26th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 26 (IANS) The Canadian Space Agency has unveiled a precision equipment that will be used on the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble.The Webb, ... Read more...

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India for international synergy in space missions


July 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 16 (IANS) India Monday called for international synergy in space missions for low-cost access to space resources and planetary explorations."I would call for international synergy in ... 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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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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Sun’s ‘killer flare’ won’t end earth in 2012: NASA


November 13th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) For all the doomsayers predicting that the world will come to an end in 2012, at least one of the potential reasons for earth's destruction has ... Read more...

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Asteroid may yield clues about Earth’s formation


October 31st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) A half-km wide asteroid which streaks past the Earth next week could provide clues about how the planet was formed. The space rock, which is known ... Read more...

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Students of three Indian institutes bag NASA award


October 14th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) Students of three Indian education institutions, which designed and launched their own satellites, have won a US space agency's student competition (foreign category) challenge.The three institutions ... Read more...

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Baloon like airships to transport goods by 2020


September 4th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Gigantic balloon-like objects floating in the sky, the successors to the Zeppelins of yore, are set to revolutionise the way cargo is transported around the globe ... Read more...

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NASA’s Aquarius mission launched to study Earth’s oceans salinity


June 11th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Friday announced that its Aquarius mission was successfully launched in order to study Earth's oceans salinity.On Friday, an international ... Read more...

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Space junk safely passes International Space Station (ISS)


April 6th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by BNO News
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (BNO NEWS) -- A piece of space junk passed the International Space Station (ISS) at a close distance on Tuesday afternoon but the crew did not have to take ... Read more...

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International Space Station on alert for incoming space junk


April 6th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (BNO NEWS) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is considering to order three astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to take shelter because of incoming space ... Read more...

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Astronaut Mark Kelly to resume NASA mission training


February 5th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
HOUSTON, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Friday announced that astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training for space mission.Kelly has been on a personal leave since ... Read more...

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‘Lahore’ director signs ‘Hulk’ cinematographer for sci-fi movie


December 12th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Still basking in the glory of two National Awards for his debut film "Lahore", filmmaker Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan has roped in "Hulk" cinematographer Frederick Elmes for ... Read more...

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Post-Obama, India may get best of US technologies


November 21st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The goodwill generated by President Barack Obama's recent visit to India may lead to this country getting some of the best US defence and ... Read more...

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Now, a space tyre that won’t go flat!


November 16th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) together with tyre maker Goodyear have developed a space tyre that will never puncture.The new airless 'Spring Tyre' improves on the ... Read more...

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NASA’s space-age role in trapped Chile miners rescue operation


October 14th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
San Jose, Oct 14(ANI): Engineers at the US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), had played a crucial role in the operation carried out to rescue the 33 trapped miners ... Read more...

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NASA study shows human-produced dust deposits reduces Colorado River flow


September 21st, 2010 - 4:25 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Monday announced that a NASA-funded study showed that dust produced by human activities is reducing the Colorado River flow.The ... Read more...

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Now zoom into universe through Windows


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 3 (IANS) Global software major Microsoft has designed a computer programme that allows you to scan the universe and zoom into outer space through its Windows. "We have designed a virtual ... Read more...

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U2, NASA create video to celebrate their collaboration


August 28th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Irish rock band U2 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a commemorative video highlighting a year's worth of collaboration in space and on the group's 360 ... Read more...

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Space expo begins in India’s tech hub


August 25th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The second international space exhibition and conference began here Wednesday with global space agencies and vendors showcasing their latest technologies, products and services. Organised by the state-run Indian ... Read more...

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Astronauts become as weak as 80-year-olds in space


August 19th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) The US researchers have found that astronauts in the prime of life, spending months in space, become as weak as 80-year-olds. The researchers made the discovery after examining ... Read more...

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James Cameron’s Martian dreams


August 18th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, August 18 (ANI): James Cameron has been working in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) since April, helping scientists build a 3D camera for Mars.The director says ... Read more...

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Indian scientist concerned over effect of solar storm on earth


August 10th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Aug.10 (ANI): Solar storm, termed as 'Solar Tsunami' by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) can disturb the Earth's magnetic field and can interfere with satellites, Debi Prasad Duari, ... Read more...

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Giant Propellers Discovered In The Saturn Rings


July 12th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has announced the discovery of a giant propeller like structures in the rings of Saturn. Announcing ... Read more...

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Brazil makes headway in protecting parts of Amazon


July 8th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Researchers have discovered evidence that many of the Brazilian government's efforts to protect the Amazon are working. Bob Walker of Michigan State University and two fellow scientists were the ... Read more...

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NASA extends German space mission till 2015


June 11th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 10 (IANS) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Thursday extended the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) space mission, operated jointly with the German aerospace centre ... Read more...

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NASA awards CH2M Hill an engineering and health services contract


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:13 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded CH2M Hill, Inc., a contract to provide services for environmental engineering and occupational health, NASA News announced on Wednesday.CH2M ... Read more...

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NASA announces airborne science missions for the next five years


May 28th, 2010 - 4:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday the new airborne science missions for the next five years, the first investigations in the Earth Venture ... Read more...

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NASA selects partners for 2010 Summer of Innovation


April 27th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected the Space Grant Consortia of Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming as partners for the upcoming Summer of Innovation ... Read more...

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US biggest ‘threat’ to China, says top Chinese military expert


April 26th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) The US is the greatest "perceived threat" to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and cross-Straits relationship was the most likely subject to provoke a China-US war, a top ... Read more...

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Rising temperature due to climate change: NGO


April 12th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The unusual rise in summer temperatures this year is due to global warming and there is enough scientific evidence to back the claim, an environmental organisation said ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft to photograph Saturn’s moons


April 3rd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) NASA has announced its plan to capture closer images of the two moons of Saturn through its spacecraft next week. The spacecraft Cassini will have a closer look ... Read more...

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry receives almost half a million dollars from NASA


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:19 am ICT by BNO News
PORTLAND, OREGON (BNO NEWS) – The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) announced Monday that it received a $421,549 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).The grant is destined ... Read more...

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