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Private capsule to launch cargo to space station


September 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A private capsule is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on a cargo mission Oct 7, US space agency NASA announced. The SpaceX's robotic ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams takes fifth spacewalk (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, has completed her fifth spacewalk lasting a near ... Read more...

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NASA rover lands on Mars to discover if there was life (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered one tonne rover Curiosity, packed with sophisticated instruments, touched down on Mars Sunday on a quest for signs of whether the Earth's ... Read more...

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Curiosity lands on Mars


August 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered rover Curiosity touched down on Mars Sunday."Touchdown confirmed for @MarsCuriosity," said a NASA tweet as its scientists celebrated back in headquarters.The six-wheeled ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams arrives at her new home in space


July 17th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, arrived at her new home amid stars with ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams takes off on her second space odyssey


July 15th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, has taken off on her second space odyssey ... Read more...

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NASA to study solar magnetic field


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US space agency NASA plans to study the sun's magnetic field in a "hard-to-observe area called the chromosphere".The Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation (SUMI) mission will be ... 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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First private spacecraft launch to ISS delayed


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dragon, the first private spacecraft to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to blast off May 7, a week later than ... Read more...

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NASA transfers shuttle Discovery to museum


April 20th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US space agency NASA transferred Thursday space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, where it will go on permanent display.The transfer, ... Read more...

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NASA to draft 20-year Mars strategy by August


April 14th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA will compile the Mars research plan for next 20 years by August, the US space agency officials have said.According to NASA, the programme ... 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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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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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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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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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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Earth-sized planets found beyond solar system


December 21st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, the US space agency has announced.The planets, called Kepler-20e ... Read more...

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NASA’s Mars rover begins research in space


December 14th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its eight-month trip from the Earth to Mars, the US space agency announced Tuesday.The research will ... 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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Mars Rover find traces of mineral gypsum


December 8th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) US space agency NASA's Mars Rover has found bright veins of a mineral, possibly gypsum, deposited by water on the red planet. "This stuff is a ... Read more...

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Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies


November 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA's powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.The galaxies are many times smaller than the Milky ... 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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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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NASA picks landing site for next Mars probe


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover will land at the foot of a mountain inside the planet's Gale crater, the US space agency has announced.The car-sized Mars Science ... Read more...

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Space probe reaches asteroid after four-year journey


July 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS/EFE) The space probe Dawn on the weekend finally rendezvoused with the asteroid Vesta, which circles the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, after ... 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 space shuttle, end to US dominance of space?


July 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS/EFE) The flight into space by NASA's space shuttle Atlantis this Friday will mark end of the shuttle era, but many believe it may not also ... Read more...

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NASA’s next Mars rover arrives in Florida


June 24th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall, the US space agency said in ... Read more...

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Futuristic ’sleek jets’ could be new travel option for fliers


March 6th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Travelling by jumbo jets could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new futuristic sleek jets that NASA plans to introduce.The US space agency revealed designs ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘Star Wars’ theory for Kanishka bombing


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 2 (IANS) Even as the mystery over the Air India Kanishka bombing continues, a report released Wednesday by a rights activist in Meghalaya suggested that the plane could ... Read more...

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NASA to launch shuttle Discovery Feb 24


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin its final flight to the International Space Station Feb 24. It will carry a human-like robot to the permanent station, ... Read more...

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NASA rocket to bear name of Egyptian woman killed in protests


February 11th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS/AKI) The US' space agency NASA has okayed the naming of one of its spaceships after a young Egyptian woman killed in late January during an anti-government protest, according ... Read more...

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NASA clicks first 3D image of the sun


February 7th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A NASA-led mission has provided the world's first ever 3D image of the sun's surface. Two satellites orbiting the sun perfectly aligned on opposite sides for the first ... Read more...

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