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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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NASA selects potential mission to study dynamics of the Sun

NASA selects potential mission to study dynamics of the Sun

🕔13:13, 31.Aug 2020

Washington, Aug 31  NASA has picked five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the space environment with which it interacts around Earth. The information will improve understanding about the

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NASA sends Perseverance rover on 7-month journey to Mars

NASA sends Perseverance rover on 7-month journey to Mars

🕔07:15, 31.Jul 2020

Washington, July 31  NASA on Thursday launched the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “We have LIFTOFF to Mars! The @ulalaunch

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NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch

NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch

🕔09:26, 28.May 2020

Washington, May 28  NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather. “Due to the weather conditions, the launch is scrubbing,” NASA tweeted, Xinhua reported.

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Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation

Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation

🕔17:33, 23.May 2020

Washington, May 23  NASA is seeking US citizens for an eight-month study on social isolation in preparation for missions to Mars and the moon. The international space agency is preparing for its next spaceflight simulation study and is seeking healthy

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NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

NASA steps in to help develop COVID-19 solutions

🕔13:55, 18.Apr 2020

Washington, April 18  In a bid to find solutions that can address shortage of critical medical equipment like ventilators in tackling the COVID-19 crisis, the US space agency has joined forces with a task force in California to build medical

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India to launch Cartosat-3, 13 nanosatellites from US

India to launch Cartosat-3, 13 nanosatellites from US

🕔12:19, 19.Nov 2019

Chennai, Nov 19  India will launch its cartography satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into sun synchronous orbit on November 25, the Indian space agency said on Monday. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its rocket Polar Satellite

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NASA prepares to send ‘first woman and next man’ on Moon

NASA prepares to send ‘first woman and next man’ on Moon

🕔11:46, 22.Jul 2019

Washington, July 22  As the world marked the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the US space agency said it has doubled down on its next giant leap with the Artemis programme that would take “the first woman and

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Returning astronauts to moon in 2024 could cost $30bn: NASA

Returning astronauts to moon in 2024 could cost $30bn: NASA

🕔13:08, 15.Jun 2019

Washington, June 15  Returning astronauts to the moon in 2024 could cost about $30 billion, or roughly the same price tag as the Apollo 11 spaceflight when factoring in inflation, NASA has said. “For the whole programme, to get a

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India to land near moon’s south pole on Sept 6

India to land near moon’s south pole on Sept 6

🕔10:45, 13.Jun 2019

Bengaluru, June 13  Embarking on its second voyage to the moon on July 15, an Indian spacecraft and rover would land near the lunar south pole by September 6 or 7, a top official said on Wednesday. “We will launch

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NASA’s Artemis to put first woman on Moon

NASA’s Artemis to put first woman on Moon

🕔11:37, 14.May 2019

Washington, May 14  NASAs ambitious plan to put the first woman on the Moon by 2024 has been named Artemis. It was set in motion following an additional increase to the agency’s budget. NASA’s plans for the first woman on

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2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

🕔09:51, 7.Feb 2019

Washington, Feb 7  Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880 and the planet will warm further, especially since greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have

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NASA’s planet hunting probe discovers third new planet

NASA’s planet hunting probe discovers third new planet

🕔14:03, 8.Jan 2019

New York, Jan 8 NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists report. The new planet named HD 21749b, orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star about 53 light years away in the

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NASA sets world record with Mars 2020 parachute

NASA sets world record with Mars 2020 parachute

🕔10:44, 30.Oct 2018

Washington, Oct 30  NASA has created a world record with its “supersonic parachute” for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second — twice the speed of sound. Less than

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NASA charts roadmap for human missions to Moon, Mars

NASA charts roadmap for human missions to Moon, Mars

🕔13:44, 27.Sep 2018

Washington, Sep 27  Revealing its human explorations plans, NASA has told the US Congress that the agency is currently focusing on developing technologies and systems that enable a series of human and robotic lunar missions that are extensible to Mars.

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NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice

NASA launching laser satellite to study Earth’s changing ice

🕔11:39, 24.Aug 2018

Washington, Aug 24  NASA is launching a laser-armed satellite next month that will measure — in unprecedented detail — changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice to understand what is causing ice sheets to melt fast. In recent years,

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