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NASA is offering online astronaut training while you’re stuck in lockdown

NASA and the ISS National Lab are offering online astronaut training to people who are stuck in lockdown. They’ve developed a range of adventurous programs and activities for all the children stuck in home lockdown, including a training program to become a home astronaut, build a hovercraft, launch rockets, and many more. “Astronauts see the […]

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China: Coronavirus shutdown decreases air pollution

Satellite images released by NASA and the European Space Agency reveal that air pollution over China has gone down since the coronavirus outbreak. Production in many factories has been halted and transportation has been restricted to prevent spreading the virus. In mainland China, tens of thousands of cases have been confirmed with more than 2,900 […]

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NASA is hiring new astronauts to walk on the Moon

NASA announced Tuesday it was seeking to boost its astronaut corps, which currently stands at 48 active personnel, as part of plans to dramatically expand its crewed space missions in the coming years. “We’re celebrating our 20th year of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in low-Earth orbit this year, and we’re on […]

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Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look of sun’s poles

Europe and Nasa’s Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun’s elusive poles. The $1.5 billion spacecraft will join Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe, launched 1 1/2 years ago, in coming perilously close to the sun in order to unveil its secrets. While Solar Orbiter […]

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NASA woman astronaut returns to Earth after record-breaking spaceflight

NASA’s Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station. Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space, along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander […]

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Astronauts bake the first cookies in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth. The space station’s Italian commander Luca Parmitano acted as baker aided by NASA astronaut Christina Koch for the chocolate-chip cookie experiment. Cookies take around 15-20 minutes to bake on Earth but the astronauts discovered […]

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17-year-old discovered new planet on third day of internship at NASA

A summer internship of a high-school boy from New York turned out to be a remarkable discovery, making world headlines. Wolf Cukier of Scarsdale was doing his internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he discovered a new planet that revolves around two stars. It was his third day as an […]

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Over 950 earthquakes hit Puerto Rico in 2020

The Caribbean island of  Puerto Rico experienced over 950 earthquakes in less than two weeks of the new year, 2020. Many were too weak to be felt, but more than 500 were of magnitude 2 on the Richter scale. The island sits in the middle of the Caribbean tectonic plate and the North American plate, and […]

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Boeing fails to dock Starliner at International Space Station

The uncrewed Boeing Starliner spacecraft launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Friday from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a flight test to the International Space Station (ISS). The Starliner did not reach the planned orbit and will not dock to the space station. […]

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NASA pinpoints crash site of Vikram Lander on the lunar surface

NASA has pinpointed the location of the crashed Vikram Lander from the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The agency posted pictures of the crash site that were taken from an orbiting satellite. The before/after images clearly show the point of impact as well as the scattering of debris. https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1201597561720725506 NASA credits the finding of the Vikram Lander to […]

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Sparky golden dress going viral on social media

Rita J King, a futurist and co-director of Science House, a strategic consultancy in Manhattan who was seen wearing a sparky golden dress to deliver a talk at NASA is going viral on social media. The picture dates back to 2011, where Rita wore the golden dress while giving a speech at a [email protected] event […]

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Man marries PhD student by posing as astronaut of NASA, ISRO scientist

A Delhi man posed as an ISRO [Indian Space Research Organisation] scientists to dupe a PhD student and marry her. The man met the woman and her family, showed them fake IDs, said he has even worked with the DRDO and is set to join Nasa where he will become an astronaut. This trick worked, […]