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Matt Damon Left Footprint on Microfinance Before ‘Martian’

Matt damon, the lead actor in the film ‘The Martian’ was not new to charity and microfinance sector as his non-profit Water.org was known for its funding of many project in Africa and South Asia, including India. The Martian hero been known for his charitable works, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, besides Water.org. Damon was the ...

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ISRO: Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan to Last for Many More Years

As India and ISRO celebrate the first anniversary of successfully entering the Mars Orbit a year ago on September 24, 2014, ISRO said it is preparing to release an atlas containing photos taken by MoM or Mangalyaan, whose life is likely to last for “many more years”. ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of the Satish ...

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Forget Going to Mars Yourself, Send Your Name for Now!

Going to Mars could be the dream of many and private operators are moving in the direction but for those who cannot dream of the adventure, NASA has given a way out. All Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA’s journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip to be sent to the Red Planet ...

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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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Spaceflight Elevates Risk of Gut Diseases, Reveals New Study

Flying high is everybody’s dream in life. However, only astronauts live this dream in its ultimate form with the journey never stopping. While spaceflight has its own perks, sometimes it can pose a threat to the human health as well. A new study, headed by Qing Ge from the Peking University Health Center in Peking, Beijing has shown that spaceflight ...

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Cave Crab on Mars? Blame it on Pareidolia Phenomenon

An image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity has raised enough curiosity among the alien life believers that the Mars Cave Crab points out life structures in ancient Mars planet. This is the full screen version of the raw image sent by the Mars rover Curiosity. The high-resolution image from the Mars rover Curiosity, taken on July 29, 2014, includes ...

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Curiosity rover finds Earth-like ‘Continental Crust’ on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover found Earth-like rocks on Mars for the first time showing granitic continental crust. The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA’s Curiosity rover found it when it turned the beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars. “Along the rover’s path we have seen some beautiful rocks with large, bright crystals, quite unexpected on Mars” said Roger Wiens of ...

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ISRO’s PSLV C28 / DMC3 Update: All Set For Tonight’s Launch of India’s Heaviest Satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for tonight’s launch of PSLV C28 cayying the heaviest ever commercial payload of five satellites, including three DMC3 earth observation satellites of UK-based Surrey Satellite Technologies. In its daily update, ISRO said the countdown progress is normal and all the operations are in progress as scheduled.  “Countdown operations are progressing normally. Preparations ...

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ISRO’s Heaviest Satellite Mission for SSTL, UK with PSLV-C28 to Lift Off on July 10 (Full Path)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set for its heaviest ever commercial mission on Friday, July 10. 2015 catering the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited of the UK carrying its three heavy DMC satellites and one micro satellite and another nano satellite. The Indian Space Agency is taking up the porject as per the agreement entered by its commercial arm ...

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E-solar wind sail for cheap flight to and fro Mars possible in future

Imagine an electric solar wind sail to and from Mars and refueling the launch vehicle mid-air on Mars orbit, thanks to E-sail technology that is a novel propellant-less technolgy. The new fundamentally different and economically sustainable approach may be useful for bi-directional manned Mars mission in the future, say researchers. The E-sail technology was invented in Finland in 2006. What is E-sail ...

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