NASA, SpaceX all set for return of astronauts from International Space Station to Earth on August 2 | World News

Washington DC: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX teams are all set to bring NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) on August 2. “Conditions remain “Go” at several of the needed target locations for splashdown and recovery off the Florida coast on Sunday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft,” said NASA on Saturday (August 1, 2020). They added, “Teams continue to closely monitor Hurricane Isaias and evaluate impacts to the landing sites in the Gulf of Mexico…

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NASA’s Big Move to Search for Life on Mars – And to Bring Rocks Home

Representational image of Mars and its Moon / News18. NASA launched its most sophisticated and ambitious spacecraft to Mars: the aptly named Perseverance rover. This will be the third launch to Mars this month. Associated Press Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 7:27 AM IST NASA just took the next giant leap in the search for signs of life beyond Earth. On July 30, NASA launched its most sophisticated and ambitious spacecraft to Mars: the aptly named Perseverance rover. This will be the third launch to Mars this month,…

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NASA’s Perseverance rover launch today – India timing, live streaming and more | Space News

New Delhi: American space agency NASA is all set to send a life-hunter to Mars on Thursday (July 30) that will search for signs of life past or present on the Red Planet. NASA’s Perseverance rover Liftoff is expected at 7:50 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. In India, the liftoff can be watched live at 5:20 pm. You can catch the online live stream of NASA’s Perseverance rover Liftoff  here. According to NASA, Perseverance will land on Mars in February 2021 and the rover will use…

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NASA’s Perseverance rover launch today – Here is how to watch live streaming | Space News

New Delhi: American space agency NASA is all set to send a life-hunter to Mars on July 30. NASA’s Perseverance rover will search for signs of life past or present on the Red Planet. NASA’s Perseverance rover Liftoff is expected at 7:50 a.m. EDT (5:20 pm IST) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. You can catch the online live stream of NASA’s Perseverance rover Liftoff  here. According to NASA, Perseverance will land on Mars in February 2021 and the rover will use several high-end instruments including 23 cameras to…

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SC Junks PIL Seeking Transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Case to CBI

Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14 A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that the police should be allowed to do its job and there is no reason why the investigations should be given to the CBI at this stage. CNN-News18 Last Updated: July 30, 2020, 4:16 PM IST The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to transfer the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s case to the CBI. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said that the police should…

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NASA’s Roman Space Telescope ground system clears major review | Technology News

Washington: NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope`s ground system, which will make data from the spacecraft available to scientists and the public, has just successfully completed its preliminary design review. The plan for science operations has met all of the design, schedule, and budget requirements, and will now proceed to the next phase: building the newly designed data system, NASA said on Friday. “This is an exciting milestone for the mission,” said Ken Carpenter, the Roman ground system project scientist at NASA`s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “We are…

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The US Wants to Build Nuclear Power Plants on the Moon and Mars

The U.S. wants to build nuclear power plants that will work on the moon and Mars, and on Friday put out a request for ideas from the private sector on how to do that. The U.S. Department of Energy put out the formal request to build what it calls a fission surface power system that could allow humans to live for long periods in harsh space environments. The Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear research facility in eastern Idaho, the Energy Department and NASA will evaluate the ideas for developing the…

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Volcanoes on Venus Prove That The Planet is Not a Dormant World After All

Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought. The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused by an upwelling of hot rock from deep within the planet’s interior, and provided compelling evidence of widespread recent tectonic and magma activity on Venus’s surface, researchers said on Monday. Many scientists long had thought Venus, lacking the plate tectonics that gradually reshape Earth’s…

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First Crewed Round-trip Voyage to Mars Could be Possible in the Next Two Years, Says NASA

Stressing that human exploration of Mars is on the horizon, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that the agency’s plan to conduct its first round-trip voyage to Mars could take about two years during which the crew could spend about a month on the Martian surface. The US space agency wants to send humans to Mars as early as the 2030s. NASA will use advanced propulsion systems to enable a faster journey to the Red Planet while limiting radiation exposure for its astronauts and other mission risks, Bridenstine said on…

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Gigantic 800m Rock to Fly By in November

An artist’s illustration of a giant asteroid approaching Earth. The six asteroids mentioned in the list are almost 200m in diameter, and are classified as potentially hazardous ones as per data from NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Objects Studies (CNEOS) project. News18.com Last Updated: July 20, 2020, 12:46 PM IST Asteroid approaches near Earth are no longer a rare occurrence to observe, thanks to NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) initiative. Operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology, CNEOS now…

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Gigantic 800m Rock to Fly By in November

An artist’s illustration of a giant asteroid approaching Earth. The six asteroids mentioned in the list are almost 200m in diameter, and are classified as potentially hazardous ones as per data from NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Objects Studies (CNEOS) project. News18.com Last Updated: July 20, 2020, 7:09 PM IST Asteroid approaches near Earth are no longer a rare occurrence to observe, thanks to NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) initiative. Operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology, CNEOS now…

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Asteroid 2011 ES4 to shuttle past Earth soon at a much closer distance than moon | Space News

New Delhi: NASA has said that asteroid 2011 ES4 will shuttle past the Earth in September at a much closer distance than the moon. 2011 ES4, listed on the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS)’s ‘Close Approaches’ database, will fly past the Earth on September 1 at 10:49 A.M. EDT. The asteroid will fly 0.00048 astronomical units away or about 44,618 miles at a speed of 18,253 miles per hour. Measuring 22 meters to 49 meters in diameter, NASA considered the asteroid as ‘Potentially Hazardous’, although there is no threat…

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