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ISRO Achieves Trajectory Change of Mars Mission Mangalyaan, Shortens Eclipse Period

ISRO said its satellite orbiting Mission (MOM) Mangalyaan will not be affected this year due to long-duration eclipse as it has managed to manoeuvre change its orbit course to reduce non-availability of sun rays and extend the lifespan of the mission. ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar on Thursday told media, "The duration of the eclipse was so long that ...

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ISS Reporter-Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth, Sets New Record Stay in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth today along with his Russian counterpart Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko aftr 340 days aboard the International Space Station that had elicited enormous interest in space watch from above and the way night lights ignite new visions of our planet. The astronauts returned by a Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft that landed in Kazakhstan at 11:26 pm ...

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How ISRO Achieved Milestones? Ex-Chief Ponders 18-hour Workdays

Scientists at Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had put in 18-hour workdays ahead of the historic space launches such as Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, the unprecedented breakthroughs, said K. Radhakrishnan, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), while addressing the students at the IIT Bombay Techfest on Saturday. Describing ISRO efforts as role-model for other space missions elsewhere in ...

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Space Experts Cheer, Rivals Jeer as SpaceX Creates History

The initial reaction of the space fraternity to the successful return of the first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon for re-use was cautious owing to the past failure to do so twice. When SpaceX owner and billionaire Elan Musk tweeted "Welcome back, Baby", it reverberated all over the social media with aplomb. Despite bitten twice with failure, undaunted SpaceX continued to ...

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NASA Recruiting Mars-Bound astronauts From Today, 65 Days Left

Looking for a job on Mars? Here is a way! US space agency NASA has announced for applications from prospective astronauts for its ambitious space missions, beginning with the International Space Station stay to Mars exploration mission two decades later. Qualifying U.S. citizens may apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423817000 Starting from today, December 15, 2015, the application can be made online at the ...

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National Geographic to Air India’s ‘Mangalyaan’ Mars Mission Tomorrow

Murdoch-owned new National Geographic channel will air what India has been in news for the last one year or two — successfully launching the Mars orbiter Mission (MOM) called Mangalyaan and joing the elite club of space exploring nations. The two-year-old launch will be shown on National Geographic channel on November 5 for an hour showcasing how the mission was ...

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