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NASA’s next planet-hunting probe to launch on April 16

NASA’s next planet-hunting probe to launch on April 16

🕔11:37, 29.Mar 2018

Washington, March 29  NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, which aims to find alien worlds with capacity to harbour life is scheduled to launch on April 16 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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NASA delays launch of next-gen space telescope until 2020

NASA delays launch of next-gen space telescope until 2020

🕔11:27, 28.Mar 2018

Washington, March 28 NASA is now targeting May 2020 for the launch of its James Webb Space Telescope, the $8 billion dollar Hubble successor. The announcement on Tuesday made after an independent assessment of remaining tasks for the highly complex

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NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun

NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun

🕔12:23, 7.Mar 2018

Washington, March 7  If you want your name to travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, braving brutal heat and radiation conditions, here comes your chance. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on

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NASA prepares deep space atomic clock for test flight

NASA prepares deep space atomic clock for test flight

🕔12:16, 7.Feb 2018

Washington, Feb 7  NASA has said it is preparing to send its deep space atomic clock on a test flight in 2018 as a hosted payload on General Atomic’s Orbital Test Bed spacecraft aboard the US Air Force Space Technology

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NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees

NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees

🕔17:07, 4.Feb 2018

Washington, Feb 4  Taking a firm stand against workplace harassment, NASA has launched a new campaign for its employees saying that the space agency will not tolerate any kind of harassment. “Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at

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NASA launches two missions to explore nearest space

NASA launches two missions to explore nearest space

🕔10:14, 5.Jan 2018

Washington, Jan 5  NASA has announced that it would launch two missions to explore a little-understood area 96 km above Earth’s surface. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched aboard a commercial communications satellite

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NASA develops new tool to fast-track search for alien life

NASA develops new tool to fast-track search for alien life

🕔14:03, 21.Dec 2017

Washington, Dec 21  To push its search for life in alien terrains, NASA has developed a new spectroscopy instrument designed to detect compounds and minerals associated with biological activity more quickly and with greater sensitivity than previous instruments. Although no

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US-German Earth gravity measuring satellites end mission

US-German Earth gravity measuring satellites end mission

🕔15:19, 28.Oct 2017

Washington, Oct 28  Facing a battery issue after more than 15 years in orbit, the US-German GRACE — Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment — satellite mission has ended its science operations, NASA has said. The twin GRACE-1 and GRACE-2 satellites

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NASA’s Mars Odyssey probe captures first image of moon Phobos

NASA’s Mars Odyssey probe captures first image of moon Phobos

🕔11:15, 9.Oct 2017

Washington, Oct 9 After orbitting the Red Planet for 16 years, NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft has captured its first images of the Martian moon Phobos. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on Mars Odyssey orbiter, launched in 2001, observed Phobos

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NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft imaged from Earth

🕔11:00, 9.Sep 2017

Washington, Sep 9  As NASA’s asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft. This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch on September 8, 2016,

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NASA completes construction of world’s largest space telescope

NASA completes construction of world’s largest space telescope

🕔10:15, 3.Nov 2016

Washington, Nov 3  US space agency NASA has completed the construction of the world’s largest space telescope, after almost two decades.The James Webb Space Telescope is considered to be the successor to NASA’s 26-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, the agency announced

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NASA selects six firms to develop habitats for Mars mission

NASA selects six firms to develop habitats for Mars mission

🕔11:06, 10.Aug 2016

Washington, Aug 10  In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place

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NASA probe set for date with near-Earth asteroid

NASA probe set for date with near-Earth asteroid

🕔10:27, 26.Jul 2016

Washington, July 26  US space agency NASA will launch a spacecraft in September to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to the Earth to scan for signs of life.NASA’s OSIRIS-REx

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India to launch satellite jointly developed with US in 2021

India to launch satellite jointly developed with US in 2021

🕔10:38, 22.Jul 2016

New Delhi, July 22  The Indian space agency and US NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), slated to

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NASA’s most powerful rocket set for Mars journey

NASA’s most powerful rocket set for Mars journey

🕔10:57, 29.Jun 2016

Washington, June 29  Inching closer to send world’s most powerful rocket to Mars, US space agency NASA on Tuesday successfully fire-tested a booster for the Space Launch System (SLS) at Orbital ATK’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah. This was the

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NASA set to test-fire booster for world’s most powerful rocket

NASA set to test-fire booster for world’s most powerful rocket

🕔10:00, 28.Jun 2016

Washington, June 28  US space agency NASA is set to test-fire a booster for the world’s most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) which will power astronauts on the journey to Mars and on other deeper space missionsThe booster will

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NASA to build electric-powered airplane ‘Maxwell’

NASA to build electric-powered airplane ‘Maxwell’

🕔11:52, 18.Jun 2016

Washington, June 18  In a move to achieve more efficient, quieter and environmentally friendly aircraft compared to a conventional one, the US space agency has unveiled plans for an electric-powered airplane designated as X-57. With 14 electric motors turning propellers

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Solar storms brought life on Earth: NASA

Solar storms brought life on Earth: NASA

🕔12:03, 24.May 2016

Washington, May 24  Solar storms four billion years ago may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and seed life despite the Sun’s faintness, new research has revealed.Some four billion years ago, the sun shone with only about

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NASA, Microsoft team up to bring you closer to Mars

NASA, Microsoft team up to bring you closer to Mars

🕔12:48, 31.Mar 2016

Washington, March 31  The US space agency and tech giant Microsoft have teamed up to create “Destination: Mars”, a guided tour of Mars using the same Hololens headset technology that helps scientists plan the Curiosity rover’s activities on Red Planet.It

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US record-setting astronaut Scott Kelly to retire: NASA

US record-setting astronaut Scott Kelly to retire: NASA

🕔09:49, 12.Mar 2016

Washington, March 12  US astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently completed a year-long mission on the International Space Station, will retire from NASA effective April 1, the US space agency said on Friday.NASA said Kelly will continue to participate in the

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