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PM congratulates ISRO


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated scientists and engineers of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of an Indian rocket carrying two ... Read more...

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ISRO’s 100th mission a milestone: PM (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday described ISRO's 100th space mission as "a milestone" following the successful launch of its rocket carrying two foreign satellites.ISRO's 100th ... Read more...

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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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Solar system like ours discovered


July 26th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A solar system arranged just like our own has been discovered a thousand light years from the Earth, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.The planets, captured by ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams heading back to space again


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams is all set to return to to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006.Daughter of an ... 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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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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Lizards being trained for space travel


March 16th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Lizards are known for their adaptation to extreme conditions and a team is being trained in Russia to be sent to space.The geckos will become the ... Read more...

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Space travel impacts eyes, brain


March 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A study of astronauts' eyes and brains shows that they are affected after a long space stint.This includes flattening of the rear of the eyeball, bulging ... Read more...

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China to launch 100 satellites during 2011-15


March 10th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) China has set a target of completing a space mission of "100 rockets, 100 satellites" between 2011 and 2015, according to a space official.According to Zhang ... Read more...

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Atlantis docks for last time with International Space Station


July 11th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS/EFE) The space shuttle Atlantis, on its final journey in orbit with four US astronauts aboard, successfully docked Sunday with the International Space Station on the 12-day ... Read more...

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End of US shuttle programme to leave thousands out of work


July 8th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Cape Canaveral (Florida), July 8 (IANS/EFE) The coming end of the space shuttle era will take away the jobs of 24,000 people who hope to be able to find work ... Read more...

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Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way


July 8th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting 'billion-pixel array' will serve ... Read more...

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China may send women to space in 2012


May 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Chinese women may fly to space as soon as next year, one of the country's first astronauts and now in charge of the manned space programme ... Read more...

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Soviet Union lied about Gagarin space mission: Book


April 1st, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Officials of the erstwhile Soviet Union "lied" about the success of the historic flight into space that carried Yuri Gagarin by covering up the fact that ... Read more...

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‘Soviet officials lied about Yuri Gagarin’s historic space mission in bid for world record title’


March 31st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 31 (ANI): A new book has claimed that Soviet officials had lied about the success of Yuri Gagarin's historic 1961 flight into space, and covered up the fact that he ... Read more...

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Russian space mission returns to earth


March 16th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Soyuz TMA-M capsule landed in Kazakhstan Wednesday, ferrying three astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) safely back to earth, officials said.The capsule, carrying ... Read more...

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Shuttle Discovery back to Earth post 13-day final mission


March 10th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Space shuttle Discovery finally ended their 13-day space mission yesterday after a journey of more than five million miles.The final mission concluded the spacecraft's illustrious 27-year career with ... Read more...

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Corporate sponsorship ‘could fund Mars mission’


January 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists have said that corporate funding could make Mars mission a reality.One of the biggest obstacle to a potential space mission is finding the almost USD150 billion ... Read more...

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Sandra Bullock to star opposite George Clooney in space drama


December 19th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 19 (ANI): Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock has apparently landed a role opposite George Clooney in space drama 'Gravity'.In their new flick, the two will play the only survivors of ... Read more...

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New robotic ultrasound system performs remote ops


December 9th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Long-distance ultrasound exams may soon become reality, thanks to a new robotic ultrasound system that performs remote operations controlled by specialists.ESA is testing the device, which is held ... Read more...

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Scientists strain to ‘hear’ gravitational waves


November 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have brought the world one step closer to 'hearing' gravitational waves - ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century. The ... Read more...

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Few non-Malays in Malaysian armed forces


November 9th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 9 (IANS) "A lack of patriotism" was one of the possible reasons for the small number of non-Malays in Malaysia's armed forces, Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Tuesday.Chinese ... Read more...

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Man to ‘fly around Moon for the first time’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Russian, European and US space agencies are considering the possibility of flying a manned mission around the Moon using the space station as a launching point.The agencies want ... Read more...

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World Space Week begins with ‘Sputnik’


October 4th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Sky gazers and students Monday gathered at the Russian Center here for the screening of "Sputnik" - a movie on the Russian space mission - marking the ... Read more...

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British firm hopes to loft tourists into space


September 27th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A team of British rocketmen intends to be the first private firm in the world to loft tourists into space. Starchaser boss Steve Bennett and astronaut Matt Shrewbridge hope ... Read more...

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Rakesh Sharma to attend Malaysian astronaut’s wedding


July 28th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 28 (IANS) India's Rakesh Sharma will be among the 100 astronauts converging here to attend the wedding of Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Shukor's wedding with Halina Mohammed Yunos ... Read more...

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Medical college in Kalpana Chawla’s name coming up in Karnal


July 27th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Karnal town in Haryana, from where Indian-origin astronaut Kalpana Chawla hailed, will soon have a medical college in her memory. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday announced that ... Read more...

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Aborigines to oversee asteroid hunting spacecraft landing to ensure safety of sacred sites


June 12th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 12 (ANI): Aborigines, the indigenous Australian people, will be the first to see the release of a capsule under the Japanese space probe above the Outback this weekend.The decision has ... 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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London, June 9 (ANI): NASA has revealed that it plays different music to its spacemen to keep them c


June 9th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Music that NASA plays to entertain astronauts on space mission revealedThe US space agency plays everything from The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun as the spacemen wake up and Sinatra's Fly Me ... Read more...

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Music that NASA plays to entertain astronauts on space mission revealed


June 9th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, June 9 (ANI): NASA has revealed that it plays different music to its spacemen to keep them cheerful during the lonely days on a mission.The US space ... Read more...

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Mars expedition starts in Moscow


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A team in a simulated Mars expedition will "take off" for a 520-day "space trip" Thursday, an official said. Six people will take part in the experiment ... Read more...

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UAE students to get training for space mission


May 26th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) Three engineering students of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be trained for space missions by the US space agency NASA. The training is organised as part of ... Read more...

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Japan ready to send mission to explore Venus


May 18th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 18 (IANS) Japan is all ready to launch Tuesday its new space mission which will study the climate and surface of Venus. The new space vehicle, called Venus Climate ... Read more...

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