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ISS Computer, Antenna Replaced in Emergency Spacewalk, Functioning Normal

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the emergency repairs to the orbiting spacecraft and replace a failed computer on the outer side involving the unique spacewalk feat on Tuesday. Station’s Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Jack Fischer installed a pair of wireless communications antennas onto the outside of the Destiny lab, during ...

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Cygnus Soars Spaceward to Touch-base with ISS, Orbital ATK Scores Point

After a burst of smoke and column of flame, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Sunday lifted off the cargo-laden Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft onto an orbital path for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on December 9 to deliver grocery such as scientific experiments and supplies to its six-person crew of astronauts. The lift-off took ...

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PSLV C28 Mission Accomplished, All 5 Satellites Lofted with Precision

ISRO successfully launched the PSLV C-28 on time at 9:58 PM and it lofted off all the five satellites in their respective orbits as scheduled within 19 minutes, letting ISRO chief A.S. Krishna Kumar announce that it was “an achievement” for the Indian space agency. The lift-off process has began with the First Stage Ignition followed by Strap-on 1.2 Ignition ...

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Google Self-Driving Car Gets Green Signal, What Next?

  Google has announced that its prestigious and ambitious self-driving vehicle prototypes have been given green signal by the authorities in the US and that it would hit the roads of neighborhood in Mountain View, California soon. When Google started designing the world’s first fully self-driving vehicle, its goal was a vehicle that could shoulder the entire burden of driving ...

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4 Men Saved in Nepal Quake Caught Beneath Debris, Thanks to NASA Device FINDER

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to a new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by NASA in partnership with other agencies. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have ...

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ISRO Successfully Tests Cryogenic Engine for Next Generation Heavyload Launch Vehicle GSLV Mark III

Indian space agency ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine of 4-tonne capacity on Tuesday at Mahendragiri Propulsion Complex in Tamil Nadu, making it viable to send heavy load  satellites weighing up to 4 tonnes now. Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Twitter message: “The engine tested today will enable us to put satellites ...

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AIDS Vaccine Found? Drug eCD4-lg Proves Successful in Monkeys

Scientists have successfully conducted trials on monkeys a drug that can block AIDS virus strain Hiv1 and HIV2. The promising results obtained by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida, Harvard Medical School and about dozen more institutes, shows that the new drug candidate tested on rhesus macaques, or monkeys which can carry simian HIV virus that is similar ...

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BrahMos Testfired from INS Kolkata, Navy’s Newst Ship

India successfully test fired this morning the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from INS Kolkata, navy’s most powerful and newest warship, in Arabian sea, and the launch was flawless and met all pre-designated parameters, an official said. After the launch, BrahMos Aerospace spokesperson Praveen Pathak told IANS, that it was “first of this class, with two more in the pipeline.” The Indian ...

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Indian scientists clone near-extinct wild buffalo

By N.B. Nair Scientists at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI)  based in Karnal have successfully cloned a critically endangered wild buffalo found in Chhattisgarh. Only one female Asiatic wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) survives in Chhattisgarh’s Udanti-Sitanadi tiger reserve and forest officials have confined it in semi-captivity. NDRI scientists conducted a biopsy on its ear tissue and took it ...

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GSLV rocket, crew module success opens way for India’s manned flight

India on Thursday inched towards sending its own manned mission to space as well as heavy satellites when it successfully tested a next generation rocket and crew module. The country took forward its rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next-generation rocket — the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mark III) — and the crew module- in ...

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ISRO’s GSLV Mark III Launched Successfully

India has successfully launched its heaviest and next generation rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III), carrying a crew module today from Sriharikota. With this, the aim of the the crew module to demonstrate its re-entry flight is achieved and India has now joined the 4 nations which have already achieved the re-entry capability. The blast off of GSLV Mark ...

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ISRO Successfully Conducts Rehearsal Test for GSLV Mark III

ISRO has conducted launch rehearsal of the country’s heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mark III, today ahead of the scheduled launch on December 18. “The nine hour 30 minutes launch rehearsal of ISRO LVM3 has just been successfully completed,” ISRO said on its Facebook page. The 630-tonne rocket will be powered by liquid and solid fuel engines while the cryogenic stage/engine ...

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Ariane 5 Successfully Lofts ISRO GSAT-16, DIRECTV-14 Satellites into Orbit

India’s advanced communications satellite GSAT-16 was carried into orbit by an European Ariane 5 rocket, that blasted off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Saturday at 20:40 GMT, alongwith the other passenger DIRECTV-14 of the US. This is also a landmark for Arianespace for achieving a record combined payload mass orbited from French Guiana in a single year: ...

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Successful Launch: Test Flight of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Boosts Mars Mission

The US space agency marked a major milestone on its mission to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space on Friday, travelling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. Following a perfect launch and more than four hours in Earth’s orbit, NASA’s Orion spacecraft made a splashdown in the ...

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ISRO Gears Up for GSLV Mark III Launch Between Dec. 20-25

ISRO has celebrated “Mangal Mahotsav” on the occasion of its successful Mars Orbit Mission ‘Maangalyaan’ recently at its Bangalore headquarters and reiterated its resolve to send the next big mission — the launch of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) anytime between Dec. 20 and 25, dependin on weather conditions, said officials. M Pitchaimani, Deputy Director, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking ...

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Akash missile test-fired successfully

India Tuesday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile for the second day from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Odisha, officials said. The test firing was part of the user trial by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The missile is an air force version. “The missile hit the para-barrel target. It was successful,” said Chandipur ITR director M.V.K.V. ...

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Sanofi Pasteur Claims Success in Dengue Vaccine, to Register Product in India Next Year

Sanofi Pasteur has claimed 60% success in its dengue vaccine clinical trials conducted in Latin America on 20,869 children aged between 9 and 16. In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the pharma giant said its analysis showed that 3 doses of the vaccine administered to children aged 9-16 years gave a 95.5% protection against severe ...

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China Takes a Big Leap Forward, Succeeds in Re-entry Space Mission Ahead of 2017 Moon Voyage

Just as Indian ISRO chief revealed plans to send re-entry mission in December, China completed the feat of its first re-entry mission to the moon with its unmanned orbiter, joining Russia and the US four decades later. China’s feat of test lunar orbiter landed in Siziwang Banner of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region about 500 kilometres away from Beijing on ...

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Everybody Hates Failure, I’m Lucky to be Successful: Katrina Kaif

The top Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has asserted that it was natural for every actress to be successful and that she was lucky that her films box office hits. Katrina, who had starred in Telugu film “Malleshwari” before embarking upon a huge Bollywood order that landed in her consequent box office hits like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, ...

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