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NASA announces new missions to Venus

Source: NASA/JPL WASHINGTON – NASA announced two new missions to Venus on Wednesday that will launch at the end of the decade and are aimed at learning how Earth s nearest planetary neighbor became a hellscape while our own thrived. “These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an ...

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NASA celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage month

NASA Washington: With a belief to unite a workforce inclusive of employees from diverse background, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) has already given a number of prolific scientists to the world; and the month of May has been dedicated to celebrating the contributions of those amazing employees by ...

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NASA’s mini helicopter Ingenuity touches down on Mars

The US space agency last week announced the decision to push back the date of the first attempt to fly the helicopter on Mars from April 8 to April 11.Flying in a controlled manner on Mars is far more difficult than flying on Earth.(Picture courtesy: NASA/JPL) Ingenuity flew to Mars ...

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NASA’s Mars helicopter will be the aircraft on another planet

LONDON: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter will travel with the Perseverance rover through 314 million miles (505 million kilometers) of interplanetary space to get to Mars. But for the team working on the first experimental flight test on another planet, engineering the final 5 inches (13 centimeters) of the journey has ...

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Nasa names first woman to head human spaceflight

WASHINGTON: The Nasa official who managed the inaugural private crewed flight into space last month has been promoted to become the first female head of human spaceflight, the agency said on Friday, as it prepares to return people to the Moon in 2024. “Kathy Lueders has been selected to lead ...

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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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