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NASA to buy 5 more SpaceX Crew Dragon flights

NASA to buy 5 more SpaceX Crew Dragon flights

🕔05:31, 4.Jun 2022

Washington, June 4 (IANS) NASA aims to buy from SpaceX five additional crewed flights to the International Space Station. SpaceX is currently NASA’s only certified commercial crew transportation provider. In a statement, NASA said that it may need the additional flights

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NASA to conduct elaborate dress rehearsal with new mega rocket

NASA to conduct elaborate dress rehearsal with new mega rocket

🕔17:33, 2.Apr 2022

NASA is reportedly staging an elaborate dress rehearsal with its massive new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) — practicing all of the major steps the agency will have to perform when the vehicle launches for the very first time.

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NASA suggests rooftop gardens, greenery to turn down heat in cities

NASA suggests rooftop gardens, greenery to turn down heat in cities

🕔20:19, 22.Mar 2022

Even as the summers have set in, and the scorching heat makes both indoors and outdoors seem similar, climate scientists at NASA have suggested that rooftop gardens and greenery can help ease some of the severe heat in cities. Washington,

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Sanctions on Russia won’t affect ISS operations: NASA

Sanctions on Russia won’t affect ISS operations: NASA

🕔20:46, 25.Feb 2022

Even as Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine has sparked criticism and invoked several sanctions, it is unlikely to affect its longstanding space partnerships with the US, NASA has said. Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Even as Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine has

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Sea levels to rise 10-12 inches by 2050, rate alarming: Report

Sea levels to rise 10-12 inches by 2050, rate alarming: Report

🕔10:28, 17.Feb 2022

Sea levels along US coastlines will rise between 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) on average above the current levels by 2050, according to a new inter-agency report. Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Sea levels along US coastlines will rise

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SpaceX targeting to launch 52 missions this year

SpaceX targeting to launch 52 missions this year

🕔11:21, 28.Jan 2022

San Francisco, Jan 28 (IANS) Elon Musk-owned private rocket company SpaceX plans to launch 52 missions in 2022, a NASA safety panel revealed. According to CNBC, during a meeting of a key NASA agency oversight committee panel member Sandra Magnus said

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NASA’s Mars orbiter finds water flowed on Red Planet longer than thought

NASA’s Mars orbiter finds water flowed on Red Planet longer than thought

🕔07:18, 28.Jan 2022

Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) It is commonly believed that water on Mars evaporated about 3 billion years ago. But two scientists studying data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found signs of liquid water on the Red Planet as recently as 2

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2021 6th hottest year, last 8 years the warmest: NASA

2021 6th hottest year, last 8 years the warmest: NASA

🕔12:30, 14.Jan 2022

New Delhi/New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied 2018 as the sixth warmest year on record, and the past eight years are the warmest, according to an independent analysis done by NASA and the National

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NASA selects Axiom for 2nd private astronaut mission to space

NASA selects Axiom for 2nd private astronaut mission to space

🕔16:40, 14.Dec 2021

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA has selected space habitat company Axiom Space for the second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The US space agency in June sought proposals for two new private astronaut missions to the ISS.

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NASA launches X-ray space telescope to unlock secrets of black hole

NASA launches X-ray space telescope to unlock secrets of black hole

🕔14:43, 9.Dec 2021

Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) US space agency NASA on Thursday launched its new X-ray Mission to unlock the secrets of extreme cosmic objects. The first space observatory of its kind, the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE, is built to study

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NASA to launch asteroid defence mission on Wednesday

NASA to launch asteroid defence mission on Wednesday

🕔20:55, 23.Nov 2021

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US space agency is all set to launch its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, intended to deliberately crash into an asteroid, on Wednesday. This DART mission is targeted to launch at 1:21 a.m. EST (11:51

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NASA readies a new laser test to speed up space communications

NASA readies a new laser test to speed up space communications

🕔06:52, 22.Nov 2021

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) US space agency NASA is all set for a new era of laser services, after the mission was delayed for two years. NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) is ready for launch on December 4. It will

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NASA sends Lucy mission to seek out solar system’s ‘fossils’

NASA sends Lucy mission to seek out solar system’s ‘fossils’

🕔08:44, 17.Oct 2021

Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) In a novel bid to seek out the origin of our solar system, the US space agency on Saturday launched the Lucy mission, the agency’s first to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. Launched atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas

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Indian-American astronaut part of SpaceX Crew-3 mission

Indian-American astronaut part of SpaceX Crew-3 mission

🕔05:12, 8.Oct 2021

Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) An Indian-American astronaut is part of NASA-SpaceX’s third mission to the International Space Station. “NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission will carry NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut

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NASA to launch 1 Earth-observing satellite, 4 CubeSats on Monday

NASA to launch 1 Earth-observing satellite, 4 CubeSats on Monday

🕔18:25, 27.Sep 2021

Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) US space agency NASA has cleared the launch of Landsat 9, a powerful Earth-observing satellite, and four tiny satellites on Monday. The Landsat 9 satellite is a joint NASA and US Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will

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NASA astronaut successfully harvests 2 plants in space

NASA astronaut successfully harvests 2 plants in space

🕔18:10, 28.Apr 2021

Washington, April 28  NASAs Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins has harvested two crops in space — ‘Amara’ mustard, and a previously grown crop, ‘Extra Dwarf’ pak choi. They were grown for 64 days, the longest leafy greens have grown

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SpaceX wins $2.9bn NASA contract to build moon lander

SpaceX wins $2.9bn NASA contract to build moon lander

🕔10:13, 17.Apr 2021

New York, April 17  NASA has picked Elon Musk’s SpaceX to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon, the US space agency said on Friday. The contract is worth $2.9 billion and

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NASA selects 4 small missions to unlock universe’s secrets

NASA selects 4 small missions to unlock universe’s secrets

🕔09:46, 9.Jan 2021

Washington, Jan 9 NASA has selected four small-scale astrophysics missions for further concept development in a new programme called “Pioneers” to study the secrets of the universe. Through small satellites and scientific balloons, these selections enable new platforms for exploring cosmic

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NASA spacecraft successfully stows asteroid sample

NASA spacecraft successfully stows asteroid sample

🕔07:11, 31.Oct 2020

Washington, Oct 31  NASA on Friday said that its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed the most challenging phases of its mission after it successfully stowed samples of asteroid Bennu. The mission team sent commands to the spacecraft on Wednesday, instructing it

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NASA shares $28bn plan to return humans to Moon in 2024

NASA shares $28bn plan to return humans to Moon in 2024

🕔13:10, 22.Sep 2020

Washington, Sep 22  NASA has shared an update on its Artemis programme, including the latest plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024 at a cost of nearly $28 billion.

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