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Mangalyaan, GSLV Mark III Success Pushes ISRO to Ponder Sending Manned Mission Into Space Next

The itinerari of Indian space agency ISRO is clear now with the successful launch of the Mars Mission Mangalyaan in September 2013 and the experiment of its re-entry capable GSLC Mark III launch vehicle. Buoyed with the success, ISRO is pondering its next mission to send Indian astronauts into space, confirmed Dr K. Radhakrishnan, who served as the chairman of ...

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Merry Christmas! NASA astronauts celebrate in space station ISS

The Chirstmas tree is up and Christmas celebrations are on in the zero-gravity nest of astronauts in space aboard International Space Station (ISS). As astronauts continue advanced space research to benefit life on the Earth and in space, the team including Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is in the holiday spirit. The ISS is decorated with stockings for each crew member ...

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Yes, PK is Alien on Earth as Predicted

The early reviews of ‘PK’ show that what was written in these columns in July about the possibility of an alien landing on earth and acclamatizing himself with his surroundings both in culture and language turned to be true as early movie reviews came out. Though the prediction was refuted by Aamir Khan and others, it was true as the ...

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Mars Orbiter Offers New Insight Into How Mars Lost its Atmosphere

The Mars orbiter of NASA would reveal the key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind can penetrate deep into a ...

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Star dust, main clue to formation of life on planets, recreated in lab

Star dust in deeper space may provide clues to our understanding of the life-formation elements on planets, especially by recreating isotopes that result when a star explodes. The dust left behind after explosion can help space scientists and pysicists trace the location where the possibility of life-supporting elements do exist in space, said Indian-origin researcher Zena Patel. “Our study essentially ...

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ISRO All Set to Launch its ‘Mini Orion’ GSLV Mark III Mission on Dec. 18 (Photos)

ISRO will launch its GSLV Mk-III X / CARE Mission, the first experimental suborbital flight of India’s latest generation Launch Vehicle- GSLV Mk-III, next Thursday, December 18, 2014 between 9am and 12pm window from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota and has sought applications for media coverage of the event. The mission, close on the heels of similar mission successfully ...

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Sun-like stars not all that dusty: NASA Study

Sun-like stars are not all that dusty, reveals a new study, adding that less dust means better odds of snapping clear pictures of the stars’ planets in the future. “Dust is a double-edged sword when it comes to imaging distant planets. The presence of dust is a signpost for planets but too much dust can block our view,” said Bertrand ...

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NASA Approves, Boeing Clears First Hurdle To Send Human to Space

The completion of first milestone of Boeing, in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from the US, has been approved by NASA. As part of a groundbreaking Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract, the Certification Baseline Review is the first of many more milestones, including flight tests from Florida’s Space Coast that will establish ...

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Uwingu Sends 90000 ‘Beam me to Mars’ Messages; To Submit List to US Congress, NASA, UN

Uwingu, the space funding outfit, has reportedly finished sending 88,798 messages it collexcted from earthlings under the “Beam Me To Mars” initiative to send digital radio-wave transmissions of their names, messages and pictures to Mars. The entire transmission will be repeated again, before th copies are sent to the US Congress, to NASA headquarters in Washington, and the United Nations ...

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Space DNA Helps to Find Extraterrestrial Life

A unique space experiment has found that DNA has the capability to survive extreme conditions of space and re-entry into Earth’s dense atmosphere – raising the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life. During the experiment, small, double-stranded DNA molecules were applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket. After the launch, space flight, re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere ...

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Researchers to Send, Grow in Space

In a curiosity to understand what will happen to plants when there is no gravity in space, researchers are now set to study 1,000 plant seedlings grown in space. Researchers from University of Wisconsin recently welcomed the delivery of the plant seedlings from the International Space Station. The plants grown in space will be frozen and their RNA will be ...

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Double Asteroid’s shape and size determined for first time by astronomers

Volunteer astronomers in the US have determined for the first time the shape and size of the double asteroid Patroclus-Menoetius that passed directly in front of a star Oct 20. Led by Marc Buie, staff scientist in Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), the astronomers observed the event, known as an occultation, from multiple sites where each observer recorded the precise time ...

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Lifeline for Planet-forming found in binary star system

Astronomers have discovered a sustaining, planet-forming lifeline in a binary star system. Like a wheel within a wheel, the binary star system called GG Tau-A contains a large, outer disk encircling the entire system as well as an inner disk around the main central star. This second inner disk has a mass roughly equivalent to that of Jupiter. While observing ...

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Antaras Racket Explodes Mid-air; 5000 Pounds of Supplies, Instruments to ISS Damaged

An unmanned spaceship operated by private firm Orbital Sciences Corp’s aboard Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft blew up mid-air at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The mid-air accident occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, said NASA in a statement. The contractor of the porject Orbital Sciences Corp. said ...

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UFO Advocates Cite NASA Video of ‘Tether Incident’, Say Aliens Visible [Watch Video]

UFO enthusiasts and supporters have one more incident to insist that aliens do exist and now armed with NASA video of the so-called “Tether Incident” say the mishap occurred in the space due to aliens. The “tether incident” actually occurred on February 25, 1996, on the fourth day of a 15-day NASA-Italian mission that went wrong in space while deploying ...

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NASA to grow Lettuce Plant on Board ISS Space Station

NASA said it has sent a lettuce plant to the International Space Station (ISS) for astronauts to grow it on board to study whether the deployable chamber called the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is capable of producing salad-type crops to provide ISS crew with a palatable, nutritious, and safe source of fresh food. The Veggie utilises the cabin temperature control ...

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New Research Shows How Mars Lost its Water Reservoir

As scientists the world over are excited about the presence of water on Mars, a new research on meteorites reveals how the water vanished from the Martian surface. The large amounts of water escaped into space within the first half-billion years of Mars’ existence while remaining water froze and may have formed reservoirs of ice still hidden below the surface, ...

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Nokia partners with Virgin Atlantic to enable wireless recharging during flights

Nokia has entered into a deal with Virgin Atlantic to offer wireless charging facilities at its London Heathrow Clubhouse for passengers who want to recharge their phones before a flight. New Nokia wireless charging plates will be introduced in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow later this year. Nokia and Virgin Atlantic also plan to expand wireless charging to ...

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