Friday, 29 May 2020

Tag Archives: NASA

NASA in $3 billion megadeal with Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON: NASA on Monday earmarked almost $3 billion to Lockheed Martin to build three Orion capsules, to allow US astronauts to return to the moon by 2024. The megadeal calls for a first phase including three capsules for $2.7 billion, for Artemis missions III to V — to take astronauts ...

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NASA investigating first crime committed in space

NEW YORK: Space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife’s private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut’s ...

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NASA renames street for ‘hidden’ black women mathematicians

WASHINGTON: NASA has renamed the street outside its Washington headquarters to honor three black female mathematicians whose pioneering work on the agency’s early space program was chronicled in the film “Hidden Figures”. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provided pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through ...

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NASA terms India space weapon test ‘terrible’, ‘unacceptable’

WASHINGTON: The head of NASA on Monday branded India’s destruction of one of its satellites a “terrible thing” that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...

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NASA criticizes India’s ASAT missile test

WASHINGTON: The Head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine says India’s negative activities are not compatible with future of human spaceflight. Addressing employees of National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, Bridenstine said India shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test to prove it was among the world’s advanced space ...

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First person on Mars likely to be a woman: NASA

NASA: The first person on Mars is ‘likely to be a woman’, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. “It’s likely to be a woman, the first next person on the Moon. It’s also true that the first person on Mars is likely to be a woman,” CNN cited Bridenstine as ...

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Russian spacecraft brings ISS astronauts safely back

MOSCOW-Xinhua: Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has successfully landed in Kazakhstan, bringing back the three astronauts who have completed their missions on the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian mission control centre said. “The landing section with Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor and astronaut of the European Space ...

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NASA is ready to launch its first mission to the Sun

LONDON: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has cleared the final procedures ahead of its launch on August 11. “NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad, where it will be integrated ...

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International scientist Dr Sarwar Naqvi laid to rest

NEW YORK: International scientist and companion of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man landed on moon, Dr Syed Sarwar Naqvi, was laid to rest at village Lakhman Chontra, situated on bank of river Ravi, in Kabirwala. Dr Sarwar got his early education from Lawrence’s School Karachi. In 1961, he ...

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Earth’s magnetic field could flip upside down

LONDON-This sounds like the plot for a disaster movie: an invisible magnetic force-field that defends life on Earth against killer rays from space goes awry. Blasts of radiation destroy our satellite communications and bring the world’s electricity supplies crashing down. Chaos reigns. Human cancer cases multiply as unshielded radiation from ...

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