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This asteroid is worth more than anything on earth!

We all know that hundreds of asteroids orbit planets in the universe, and Earth too has its own share of asteroids. But there’s one special rock which has got our attention. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa) Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a metal-rich asteroid ’16 Psyche’ which is orbiting the Sun, in the […]

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In depth: ISS has competed 20 years in space, and we are still amazed!

It’s been 20 years since the International Space Station was launched in space and has been orbiting the earth. This artificial satellite has helped astronomers and researchers explore new vistas of the universe, while also making us understand the future of humankind in outer space. Let’s read more astounding facts about the ISS. The ISS […]

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Astronauts reach the Space Station in 3 hours!

Keeping Mumbai’s traffic in mind, there are chances that you may reach the International Space Station earlier than reaching Pune. Literally. Two astronauts travelled to the ISS in three hours, an unprecedented feat!  NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov lifted off as scheduled on October 14 from the Baikonur […]

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SpaceX to send NASA astronauts to ISS 

The US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is sending its two astronauts to space, in a private spacerocket. The spacecraft — designed, built and owned by SpaceX — will eventually blast off headed for the International Space Station, the first time a private company has been used for NASA astronauts. It will also […]

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China plans new space station 

China is planning to make a new space station. The programme would be launched in April. A Long March 5B rocket will carry a “trial version” of China’s new spaceship, which is designed to carry crews of up to six people. Previous Chinese spaceships carried up to three taikonauts, the term used to describe Chinese […]

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A luxury hotel on ISS? 

The future of space travel is booming, and getting more luxurious for the adventure lovers.  Nasa has selected a company to build a private hotel on board the International Space Station. The new additions to the ISS will include a crew habitat that will serve as a home for future space tourists. It will also […]

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Does astronauts’ blood flow backwards in space?

The US space agency NASA has observed a bizarre effect of human space flight: Blood going backwards in astronauts’ veins and clotting. An astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) was carrying out an ultrasound on their body – guided by experts on the ground. An ultrasound is a scan to study inside the body. […]

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Astronauts perform ‘surgery’ on ISS

Remember the movie Gravity? How George Clooney and Sandra Bullock try to repair the damages done to their spacecraft? Well, that’s a film, but in real life astronauts too did a ‘surgery’ of sorts any International Space Station (ISS). Two astronauts have completed ‘surgery’ outside of the ISS, slicing small metal tubes as part of […]

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ISS astronauts may soon eat fresh cookies!

Dried, deep-freezed food is routine meal for astronauts living on the International Space Station. But if a new experiment is successful, they may soon eat fresh,y baked cookies. The Zero-G oven built by NanoRacks — a space company that helps develop experiments for the ISS — was sent to ISS on November 2, 2019. The […]

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One leap for womankind!

Two NASA astronauts made history on October 18. US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female team to conduct a spacewalk to replace a failed battery controller. It was live-streamed and witnessed by thousands of viewers on earth.  The spacewalk, which officially began once both astronauts switched to battery power in their […]

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