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Liu is first Chinese woman in space


June 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Liu Yang, a former Chinese air force pilot, became the country's first female astronaut Saturday evening as she along with two male colleagues blasted off into ... Read more...

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China launches Shenzhou-9 with first woman astronaut


June 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) China launched its Shenzhou-9 spacecraft with the country's first female astronaut aboard Saturday.Shenzhou-9, atop an upgraded carrier rocket -- Long March-2F, blasted off from the Jiuquan ... Read more...

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China to send first woman astronaut into space


June 15th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) China will send its first woman astronaut into space when it launches its fourth manned spacecraft Saturday evening, Xinhua reported.The space mission's major task is to ... Read more...

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US joins efforts to set international rules in outer space


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The US has decided to join the European Union (EU) and other nations to draw up an international code of conduct for outer space activities, said ... Read more...

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Drug potency may decrease in space


April 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study has found that some of the pharmaceuticals stored on space flights may have shorter shelf-life than they do on Earth.The medications intended for the treatment ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER begins historic orbit around Mercury


March 18th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft successfully slipped into orbit around Mercury on Thursday evening.This is the first time a spacecraft has accomplished this engineering and scientific milestone at our solar ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER set to orbit Mercury


March 9th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): After passing Earth once and Venus twice, NASA's MESSENGER is now set to orbit the Solar System's innermost planet-Mercury.If everything goes as expected, the craft will reach its ... Read more...

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Control system to allow satellites and spacecrafts to think for themselves


February 15th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed the world's first control system that will allow engineers to programme autonomous satellites and spacecrafts to think for themselves.Professor Sandor ... Read more...

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Space junk as dangerous as weapons, warn scientists


December 24th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Space debris-hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk including broken satellites, discarded rocket stages and lost spacewalker tools-that crowd the corridors of Earth orbit now, are equally ... Read more...

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‘Space mice’ may pave way to help keep humans fit in space


October 30th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): On its last flight, Discovery will not just carry astronauts, but 16 rodent passengers too.The project is aimed at understanding why space flights make humans more vulnerable to ... Read more...

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NASA’s Artemis mission to shed light on Moon’s space environment


October 28th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Two micro satellites launched into the Earth's orbit by NASA in 2007 have now been redirected towards new orbits around the Moon to study its space environment in ... Read more...

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Violent Magnetic Storms Discovered In Mercury


July 18th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research undertaken by scientists of NASA points out that Mercury is subjected to magnetic disturbances that are far more prominent than what is experienced ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger probe reveals new information about Mercury


July 16th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): The Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER), the first spacecraft designed by NASA to orbit Mercury is providing new insights on the planet's atmosphere and evolution.Launched ... Read more...

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China sends 125th rocket flight, sends research satellite into space


June 15th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): China on Tuesday successfully sent into space a scientific research satellite from its northwest Gansu Province.The satellite "Shijian XII," sent from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center of ... Read more...

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How to make outer space a safer place


November 16th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 15 (ANI): A new report has flagged a series of recommendations to help address the orbital debris concern, and other issues that can assure enhanced security in space for all.The ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER reveals more hidden territory on Mercury


November 4th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): NASA spacecraft MESSENGER's third and final flyby of Mercury has revealed more hidden territory on the planet and is providing new scientific findings about this relatively unknown world. ... Read more...

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Mercury is more dynamic than scientists first suspected


May 1st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A NASA spacecraft gliding over the surface of Mercury has revealed that the planet's atmosphere, the interaction of its surrounding magnetic field with the solar wind, and its ... Read more...

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Space study may help improve ways to fight Salmonella illness


March 12th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the Salmonella bacterias disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on ... Read more...

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Fibre-optic probe made for space program may revolutionise cataract detection


January 13th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): A compact fibre-optic probe developed in America for the space program has now shown some promise to detect cataract early, something that can significantly reduce the incidence ... Read more...

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Cassini flyby of Saturn’’s moon to offer insight into solar system history


October 7th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): NASA''s Cassini spacecraft is scheduled to fly within 16 miles of Saturn''s moon Enceladus on October 9 and measure molecules in its space environment that could give ... Read more...

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First Chinese astronaut to walk in space on Friday


September 24th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): The first Chinese astronaut is likely to walk in space on Friday, a day after spacecraft Shenzhou VII lifts off.The historic moment will be broadcast live ... Read more...

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Nano thrusters can make space travel cheaper


August 19th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): Scientists have proposed the development of tiny nano thrusters that could be made into flat sheets mounted on the side of spacecrafts, which would be cost-effective, save ... Read more...

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Mercury has shrunk more than a mile


July 7th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Studies by the Messenger spacecraft have shown that Mercury, which is the smallest planet in the solar system, has contracted by more than one mile (1.5km) in ... Read more...

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Suns long period of inactivity a matter of concern for scientists


June 10th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have expressed concern about the Sun going through a period of inactivity for the past couple of years, producing no sunspots.Though its good news for people ... Read more...

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International solar mission to end after weathering down of machinery


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): The joint NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Ulysses mission to study the sun and its influence on surrounding space is likely to cease operations in the next ... Read more...

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Astronauts install experiments, observer on Columbus lab


February 16th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) Europe's newest and most important addition to the space station, the Columbus laboratory, was dressed up with added experiments and observatories during a space walk. US astronauts Rex ... Read more...

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Mercury’s magnetosphere is more similar to Earth’s than previously believed


February 1st, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): New information obtained by the NASA Messenger spacecraft has indicated that the magnetosphere of Mercury is more similar to Earth's than previously believed.The new finding was made with ... Read more...

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China to launch its first Mars probe in 2009


December 4th, 2007 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that China would launch its first Mars probe Yinghuo-1 atop a Russian launch vehicle in October 2009. The probe will travel 350 million km in 11 months ... Read more...

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