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  •  NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

    Washington: In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Human Research Programme (HRP) used ground-based analogues, laboratories, and the International Space Station (ISS), to evaluate human performance and countermeasures required for the exploration of Mars, expected to be in the 2030s.

  • Boeing, SpaceX human spaceflight postponed to 2019: NASA

    Washington: NASA has confirmed a delay in the first piloted flights of Boeing and SpaceX, part of NASA’s Commercial Crew programme to send humans to the International Space Station (ISS) on private US spacecraft.

  • After 288 days in space, Peggy set to return to Earth

    Washington : Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to depart the International Space Station (ISS) and return to Earth after completing a 288-day long mission, the US space agency said.

  • Blood, urine, saliva samples back on Earth from ISS

    Washington: Signaling an exciting next step for the scientists, more than 1,000 tubes of blood, urine and saliva have come back on the Earth from the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-8 Dragon capsule.

  • Astronaut talks about living in isolation with cancer patient

    London: A five-year-old girl suffering from cancer received health tips from ‘out of the world’ when British astronaut Tim Peake told her tales of isolation on a special video call from the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX cargo arrives at ISS with expandable space habitat

    Washington: Carrying nearly 3,175 kg of cargo including an expandable habitat known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), crucial for future deep space exploration, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday.

  • Obama welcomes NASA’s Scott Kelly back to Earth

    Washington: US President Barack Obama spoke on phone with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on Wednesday, welcoming him back to Earth from his yearlong mission on the International Space Station (ISS), the White House said.

  • Astronaut gets wrong number from outer space

    London : Britain’s first astronaut on a space mission, Major Tim Peake, accidentally called the wrong number when trying to call home from space. Major Peake quickly took to Twitter to insist that the incident was not a prank call “just a wrong number!” “I’d like to apologise to the lady I just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ – not a prank call… just a wrong number,” he tweeted

  • NASA to grow flowers in space for first time

    Washington : Flowers could be blooming on the International Space Station (ISS) after the New Year, thanks to NASA’s first flowering crop experiment on the orbiting laboratory.

  • Space walk, ISS, Russian astronauts

    Russian astronauts set for spacewalk on ISS

    Washington: NASA will broadcast the live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday.  Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will wear their spacesuits and exit the station’s Pirs airlock at 19.44 p.m. (IST).

  • Russian sets record for most time in space

    Moscow : Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who is the current commander of the International Space Station, has set a new record for most time spent in space, with a total of 803 days, Russian space agency said.

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    ISS resupply mission ‘fails’, craft hurtling to Earth

    Washington: An unmanned Russian spacecraft loaded with cargo for the International Space Sation has gone out of control and is probably going to crash into the earth’s atmosphere soon, said media reports and NASA on Wednesday. The spacecraft is carrying 6,000 pounds or 2721.5 kg of food, fuel and materials for scientific experiments for the crew at the International Space Station (ISS). But the failed attempt will not put the six ISS crew members at risk.

  • Soyuz Spacecraft Brings Three ISS Crew Members Home

    Moscow : The landing module of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft, carrying a Russian cosmonaut and two of his International Space Station (ISS) crewmates, touched down in Kazakhstan. A rescue service aircraft detected the signal from the landing module’s transmitter. Search and rescue groups then helped the international crew exit the capsule, the statement from the Mission Control Centre said.The landing capsule also brought back to earth “the space generation” of Drosophila flies,

  • Rats to test micro-gravity

    Washington: : NASA is planning to send rats to the International Space Station (ISS) for a longer duration of up to three months to better understand the long-term effects of micro-gravity on living organisms. While rodents have flown on space shuttle flights in the past, those missions have only lasted a week or two. The new mission, however, could range between 30 and 90 days, depending