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  • Delhi student wins laurels at NASA's App Development Challenge Jan 10, 2021 09:32 PM IST

    Delhi student wins laurels at NASA's App Development Challenge

    NASA’s Communications and Navigation required participants to develop an app that could aid in mission planning and exploration activities of the Lunar South Pole.

  • Watch| NASA captures video of galaxies that ‘appear to be locked in a cosmic dance’ Dec 28, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    Watch| NASA captures video of galaxies that ‘appear to be locked in a cosmic dance’

    Posting the video, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope account said that the "galaxies appear to be locked in a cosmic dance."

  • Jupiter, Saturn form 'great conjunction' for the first time in 400 years Dec 22, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    Jupiter, Saturn form 'great conjunction' for the first time in 400 years

    This "great conjunction", as it is known to astronomers, occurred fortuitously on the winter solstice for those in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of summer in the global south. The two planets were, in fact, more than 730 million kilometres (400 million miles) apart. But because of their alignment in relation to Earth, they appeared to be closer to each other than at any time in almost 400 years.

  • Jupiter and Saturn to come closest in the night sky on December 21 - how to watch Dec 21, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Jupiter and Saturn to come closest in the night sky on December 21 - how to watch

    The conjunction will be the closest Jupiter-Saturn pairing since July 1623, when the two planets appeared a little nearer.

  • Artemis mission: National Geographic to document NASA's attempt to send first woman to moon Dec 17, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    Artemis mission: National Geographic to document NASA's attempt to send first woman to moon

    The show titled Return To The Moon will follow NASA astronauts, engineers, and scientists as they work on NASA's Artemis program.

  • NASA shares picture of Delhi’s bright lights, snow-covered Himalayas Dec 16, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    NASA shares picture of Delhi’s bright lights, snow-covered Himalayas

    The photograph also shows fields of northern India and Pakistan along with an orange glow at the horizon, adding an element of beauty.

  • Who is Raja Chari, the Indian-American astronaut picked by NASA for its 2024 Moon mission? Dec 11, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    Who is Raja Chari, the Indian-American astronaut picked by NASA for its 2024 Moon mission?

    Raja Chari is the only Indian-American astronaut on the Artemis programme, which will send a diverse team of astronauts to the moon in 2024.

  • Indian-American among 18 astronauts selected for NASA's manned Moon mission Dec 11, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    Indian-American among 18 astronauts selected for NASA's manned Moon mission

    NASA on Wednesday named the 18 astronauts -- half of them women -- who will train for its Artemis moon-landing programme.

  • NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video of Earth from space Nov 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video of Earth from space

    NASA astronaut Victor Glover, who is part of the Crew-1 mission that launched four astronauts into space onboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on November 15, is currently on his first space mission

  • Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA Nov 19, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA

    NASA researchers have found that nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, (produced by combustion of fossil fuels) levels in the air have gone down by nearly 20 percent since February 2020 due to imposition of lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience capsule carrying four astronauts docks with International Space Station Nov 17, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience capsule carrying four astronauts docks with International Space Station

    NASA's Michael Hopkins and his crew — Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan's Soichi Noguchi — join two Russians and one American who flew to the space station last month from Kazakhstan.

  • SpaceX, NASA begin first operational astronaut mission to space Nov 16, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    SpaceX, NASA begin first operational astronaut mission to space

    SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the crew has dubbed Resilience, lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:27 p.m. eastern time from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

  • SpaceX, NASA launch 4 astronauts to International Space Station Nov 16, 2020 08:11 AM IST

    SpaceX, NASA launch 4 astronauts to International Space Station

    Four astronauts were launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon "Resilience" to the ISS following a successful test flight in August.

  • SpaceX to launch astronaut crew in first operational mission Nov 14, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    SpaceX to launch astronaut crew in first operational mission

    The Crew Dragon capsule, named "Resilience" by its crew, is due to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:49 p.m. ET on Saturday (0049 GMT on Sunday) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying three U.S. astronauts and one from Japan, Soichi Noguchi.

  • Sean Connery has an asteroid named after him and NASA says it is 'as cool as its namesake' Nov 02, 2020 11:12 PM IST

    Sean Connery has an asteroid named after him and NASA says it is 'as cool as its namesake'

    Sean Connery was honoured by naming 'Asteroid 13070 Seanconnery' after him for his stellar performance as the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville in the movie titled ‘The Name of the Rose’.

  • 20 years of ISS: International Space Station set to mark two decades of people living in orbit Oct 31, 2020 10:11 PM IST

    20 years of ISS: International Space Station set to mark two decades of people living in orbit

    The crew's favorite pastime was gazing down at Earth. It takes a mere 90 minutes for the station to circle the world, allowing astronauts to soak in a staggering 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets each day, and so they have since November 2, 2000.

  • NASA’s asteroid mission packs away its cargo. Next stop: Earth Oct 30, 2020 07:22 AM IST

    NASA’s asteroid mission packs away its cargo. Next stop: Earth

    The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft stowed the rock and dust it collected from Bennu, setting itself up to return the sample to our planet.

  • There’s water ice on the moon, and in more places than NASA once thought Oct 27, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    There’s water ice on the moon, and in more places than NASA once thought

    Future astronauts seeking water on the moon may not need to go into the most treacherous craters in its polar regions to find it.

  • NASA scientists confirm presence of water on sunlit surface of moon Oct 26, 2020 10:58 PM IST

    NASA scientists confirm presence of water on sunlit surface of moon

    A team led by Casey Honniball of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland detected molecular water on the lunar surface, trapped within natural glasses or between debris grains.

  • [Watch] NASA to announce 'exciting new discovery' about moon on October 26 Oct 25, 2020 11:01 PM IST

    [Watch] NASA to announce 'exciting new discovery' about moon on October 26

    The new findings by NASA will be streamed live at 12 pm ET (9:30 pm IST) on October 26.

  • NASA announces winners of its 'Lunar Loo Challenge 2020' Oct 24, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    NASA announces winners of its 'Lunar Loo Challenge 2020'

    NASA had sifted through over 2,000 entries before it picked up THRONE, and two other runners- up.

  • NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, crewmates Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin, return to Earth after six-month mission Oct 23, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, crewmates Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin, return to Earth after six-month mission

    A trio of space travellers returned to Earth on October 22 after living and working on Earth’s orbit aboard the International Space Station for 196 days. After undergoing preliminary medical checks at the landing site, the trio will split to return home.

  • NASA to announce ‘exciting’ new Moon discovery soon Oct 22, 2020 06:11 PM IST

    NASA to announce ‘exciting’ new Moon discovery soon

    Without revealing much about the discovery, the agency said that it “contributes to Nasa’s efforts to learn about the Moon in support of deep space exploration”.

  • Forget your neighbourhood, Nokia just won NASA's contract to build 4G network on moon! Oct 19, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    Forget your neighbourhood, Nokia just won NASA's contract to build 4G network on moon!

    The contract is part of 14 deals under ‘Tipping Point’ announced by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting on October 14.

  • NASA sets rules for Artemis moon-landing program, prohibits 'littering' and 'secrecy' Oct 14, 2020 03:46 PM IST

    NASA sets rules for Artemis moon-landing program, prohibits 'littering' and 'secrecy'

    The premier space agency claimed the International cooperation on Artemis is intended not only to bolster space exploration but to enhance peaceful relationships among nations.

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