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 to highlight comet NEOWISE with public broadcast, media teleconference on July 15 | Science & Environment News

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday (July  14, 2020) said that the NASA experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during a broadcast of NASA Science Live and will follow up a media teleconference on July 15.  The NASA Science Live episode will air live at 3 PM EDT on Wednesday (12:30 AM IST on Thursday) on NASA Television and their official website. The live episode can also be watched on NASA’s official accounts on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, LinkedIn, Twitch, and USTREAM.…

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NEOWISE comet nears earth, here’s how to watch it in India | Science & Environment News

New Delhi: A new comet named NEOWISE discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is being witnessed by several skywatchers. According to NASA, “Right now, the comet is relatively easy to observe with binoculars or a small telescope, provided you have a clear view toward the horizon.” They stated that as of July 7, the comet was easily seen through binoculars, with some observers able to see it with unaided eyes. NASA said that this week viewing opportunities switch from northeast before dawn to northwest just after sunset. …

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope displays two stars going haywire; see pics | Science & Environment News

Washington DC: The recent glimpses shared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope shows how two planetary nebulae NGC 6032 and NGC 7027 are going haywire. The new Hubble images reveal vivid details of how these two nebulas are splitting themselves apart on extremely short timescales which is also letting astronomers to see changes over the past 20 years.  “As nuclear fusion engines, most stars live placid lives for hundreds of millions to billions of years. But near the end of their lives they can turn…

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Two asteroids to hurtle past Earth on June 5 and 6 | Science News

New Delhi: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is tracking few huge asteroids on its ‘Asteroid Watch’ that may fly by Earth on June 4, June 5 and June 6, 2020. The ‘object’ named ‘2020 KN5’ which is said to have an estimated diameter between 24m-54m is set to fly by Earth on June 4. The closest approach of this object would be around 61.9 lakh km from Earth. The object ‘2020 KA6’ would fly by Earth on June 5 and at a distance of 44.7 lakh km from…

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Indian Space Research Organisation congratulates NASA, SpaceX for historic launch | Science & Environment News

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday (June 1, 2020) congratulated the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX for their historic first launch of manned mission after 2011. ISRO took to its official Twitter account to congratulate NASA and SpaceX. Congratulations to #NASA and #SpaceX for historic first launch of manned mission after 2011. Great job ! — ISRO (@isro) June 1, 2020 Yesterday (May 31), two NASA astronauts crossed over into the International Space Station (ISS) after their Crew Dragon capsule docked with the orbital…

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SpaceX Crew Dragon with two NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station within 19 hours | World News

Cape Canaveral: Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX`s Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International Space Station on Sunday (May 31, 2020), marking the first US space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011.  Docking confirmed! @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug officially docked to the @Space_Station at 10:16am ET: pic.twitter.com/hCM4UvbwjR — NASA (@NASA) May 31, 2020 The launch on Sunday (May 31, 12:52 AM) by SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, represented another milestone for…

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SpaceX, NASA to make second launch attempt of two astronauts from Florida | World News

Cape Canaveral: Elon Musk`s private rocket company SpaceX is set for a repeat attempt at launching two Americans into orbit on Sunday (May 31) at around 12:52 AM IST from Florida for a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years. The mission`s first launch try on Wednesday was called off with less than 17 minutes remaining on the countdown clock due to stormy weather around the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The forecast for Saturday was likewise precarious. Mission managers…

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SpaceX, NASA to try second launch attempt of two astronauts from Florida | World News

Cape Canaveral: Elon Musk`s private rocket company SpaceX is set for a repeat attempt at launching two Americans into orbit on Sunday (May 31) at around 12:52 AM IST from Florida for a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years. The mission`s first launch try on Wednesday was called off with less than 17 minutes remaining on the countdown clock due to stormy weather around the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The forecast for Saturday was likewise precarious. Mission managers…

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