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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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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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