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  • obama welcomes nasa s scott kelly back to earth

    Obama welcomes NASA's Scott Kelly back to Earth

    World | March 03, 2016 7:21 IST

    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.Obama thanked

  • nasa fires up engine to take astronauts to mars

    NASA fires up engine to take astronauts to Mars

    World | August 14, 2015 17:50 IST

    Washington:  As part of its ambitious Space Launch System (SLS), the US space agency has successfully tested an engine that will help propel astronauts on future deep-space missions, including Mars.The 535-second test of RS-25 rocket

  • space salad astronauts grow vegetables in space

    Space salad: Astronauts grow vegetables in space

    World | August 11, 2015 8:46 IST

    Washington (AP):   These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station. On Monday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.After clicking their

  • chinese astronauts give lecture to kids from orbiting space

    Chinese astronauts give lecture to kids from orbiting space station

    World | June 20, 2013 12:52 IST

    Beijing, Jun 20: Chinese astronauts struck floating martial arts poses, twirled gyroscopes and manipulated wobbling globes of water during a lecture Thursday from China's orbiting space station that's part of efforts to popularize the space

  • astronauts face radiation threat on long mars trip

    Astronauts face radiation threat on long Mars trip

    World | May 31, 2013 11:19 IST

    Los Angeles, May 31: Astronauts traveling to and from Mars would be bombarded with as much cosmic radiation as they'd get from a full-body CT scan about once a week for a year, researchers reported

  • astronauts spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

    Astronauts spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

    World | May 12, 2013 14:04 IST

    Washington, May 12: Two US astronauts conducted an emergency spacewalk Saturday to inspect and replace a device believed to be the source of an ammonia leak in the orbiting laboratory's power system, US space agency

  • three astronauts return to earth from space station

    Three astronauts return to Earth from space station

    World | March 16, 2013 20:14 IST

    Moscow, Mar 16: A Soyuz space capsule carrying an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed Saturday morning on the steppes of Kazakhstan, safely returning the three men to Earth after a 144-day mission to

  • nasa deliberately kept kalpana chawla other astronauts in

    Nasa deliberately kept Kalpana Chawla, other astronauts in dark about impending death

    World | February 02, 2013 12:29 IST

    London, Feb 2: A NASA employee has revealed how Mission Control decided 10 years ago not to reveal to Kalpana Chawla and six other astronauts that they were doomed to die on re-entry of the

  • astronauts go spacewalking to hang station shields

    Astronauts go spacewalking to hang station shields

    World | August 21, 2012 12:51 IST

    Cape Canaveral, Florida, Aug 21 : Spacewalking astronauts improved the safety of their orbiting home Monday by installing shields to protect against zooming pieces of junk.Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko hung the panels on the

  • chinese astronauts successfully complete first manual

    Chinese astronauts successfully complete first manual docking

    World | June 24, 2012 19:15 IST

    Beijing, Jun 24: China today successfully achieved its first-ever manual docking, a great leap forward in setting up of a space lab by 2020, even as it offered to send foreign astronauts, possibly a Pakistani,

  • shuttle astronauts busy with space station stockpiling

    Shuttle Astronauts Busy With Space Station Stockpiling

    World | July 11, 2011 19:08 IST

    Cape Canaveral, Florida, Jul 11: The astronauts on NASA's final space shuttle flight got cracking Monday on all their supply delivery work, successfully hoisting a giant trunk out of Atlantis and attaching it to the

  • hundred years starship nasa to leave astronauts on mars

    Hundred Years Starship: Nasa To Leave Astronauts On Mars Forever

    World | October 28, 2010 12:01 IST

    The US space agency Nasa is planning an audacious mission to send a manned spacecraft on a one-way trip to permanently settle  human beings on other planets, reports Daily Mail, London. The ambitious idea is known

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