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SLAC Helps NASA Develop Printable Electronics for Mars Mission

Plans begin decades in advance for a tremendous effort such as the first manned mission to Mars. The details are as fine – and essential – as how astronauts will breathe and eat and track their health. “There’s no doubt that the transportation is taken care of. The spacecraft will be developed,” says Ram Gandhiraman, a scientist with Universities Space ...

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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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Manned Mission to Mars May Halt at Moon, Saving Energy

For a manned mission to Mars, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars as it could fuel up and streamline cargo by 68 percent, said a study. Since launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas, the study by MIT suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by ...

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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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All Set for ISRO’s ASTROSAT Launch Next Monday, Sept. 28

ISRO is all set to launch its nex ambitious indigenous astronomy satellite ASTROSAT on September 28 from Sriharikota buoyed with its success of Mars orbit mission or Mangalyaan, which is likely to go on far more than its earlier target of 6 months. The ASTROSAT satellite, weighing 1.5 tons, will be launched via Indians Space Research Organisation (ISRO) workhorse PSLV-C30 ...

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NASA Ponders Budget Missions to Mars, but Delayed till 2039

Taking cue from ISRO’s most economical Mars Orbiting Mission, with a bidget cut of $300 million on anvil, NASA scientists have proposed a new step-wise approach to send humans to Mars saving on money and making it much efficient. While scientists are exploring resources within to minimize the budget, Hoppy Price, John Baker, and Firouz Naden from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ...

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UAE plans to send unmanned Mars mission in 2021

Buoyant over India’s success, the United Arab Emirates wants to become the first Arab nation to send an unmanned Mars mission in 2021 with similar objective to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet. The project named Al Amal, which means “Hope” in Arabic, was revealed at an official event attended by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, vice-president and Prime Minister ...

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Meet Jessica Meir of NASA, Longing to Land on Mars

Jessica U. Meir of Caribou, Maine has been undergoing rigorous training as a member of NASA’s 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class and few years short of her childhood dream to go to space. If she completes her training successfully, she would be on Orion spacecraft to go to Mars in 2022. A graduate from Brown University, post-graduate from the International Space ...

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SpaceX to test life-saving crew capsule next week

SpaceX is set to blast off a crew capsule on May 6 to test an astronaut rescue system designed to save lives in case of an emergency in a human spaceflight, NASA said. “SpaceX is now targeting Wednesday, May 6, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through NASA’s Commercial Crew ...

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Mars Probe MAVEN of NASA Completes 1000 Orbits in 200 Days

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) probe – the first mission ever devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere – has completed 1,000 orbits around the Red Planet, in its first 200 days of 365-day designated mission. MAVEN is in its science mapping orbit and has been collecting data since the start of its primary mission on November 16, ...

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ISRO gets Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

ISRO has been chosen for the award of Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014, in addition to the Indira Gandhi award announced last year and host of other honours and awards for its successful Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission. The MOM made India the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence – and at a very ...

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