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3 September, 2018 8:47 AM NASA's $750,000 Prize For Helping Astronauts Live on Mars

The challenge that NASA has thrown at the public is to find ways to convert carbon dioxide into compounds that would be useful on Mars American space agency NASA has announced a public challenge to take ideas from people on how its astronauts can survive on Mars. Mars has plenty of carbon dioxide (CO2). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration 54

19 July, 2018 9:47 AM Alphabet to Deploy Balloon Internet in Kenya With Telkom in 2019

Alphabet's Loon said on Thursday it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations, marking its first commercial deal in Africa. Known as Project Loon, the technology was developed by Alphabet's X, the company's innovation lab. It has since become Loon, a subsidiary 58

7 July, 2018 1:48 PM NASA Readies to Extract Data as Kepler Runs 'Very Low' on Fuel

Scientists at NASA are preparing to download the latest bit of data stored in its plant-hunting Kepler space telescope as the spacecraft is now running "very low" on fuel. The US space agency has placed the spacecraft in a no-fuel-use safe mode to save the remaining fuel so that data extraction can be completed, NASA said on Friday. On August 2, the Kepler 60

6 July, 2018 7:58 AM NASA's Parker Solar Probe Gets 'Revolutionary' Heat Shield

Ahead of its August launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe - the mission aiming to get closest to the Sun than ever by any human-made object - has got its "revolutionary" heat shield permanently attached to the spacecraft, the US space agency said. The probe's heat shield - called the Thermal Protection System, or TPS - was reinstalled on the spacecraft on June 27, NASA said in a statement 48

25 June, 2018 7:09 AM SpaceX to Launch 15th Resupply Mission to ISS on June 29

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit in about 10 minutes after launch and then would deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed 51

2 June, 2018 3:17 PM NASA’s IMAP to study cosmic rays in heliosphere

The mission will probe its boundary NASA is targeting 2024 for the launch of a new mission to learn more about the generation of cosmic rays in the heliosphere, a sort of magnetic bubble surrounding and protecting our solar system. Cosmic rays created locally and from the galaxy and beyond affect human explorers in space and can harm technological systems 48

17 April, 2018 7:21 AM Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite

TESS will help catalog at least 100 more rocky exoplanets for further study An 11th- hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a new NASA space telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system. SpaceX halted the countdown a little more than two hours before its Falcon 9 rocket had been scheduled to carry 57

7 March, 2018 10:35 AM Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

New Delhi: NASA is inviting the public to go on a trip of their lifetime! Well, you can't go physically, but your name certainly can. The American space agency has invited people around the world to submit their names to be sent on its historic Parker Solar Probe mission – a planned robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the Sun – scheduled 172

5 February, 2018 6:51 AM ISRO Chandrayaan 2 mission: Indian rover to land near the south pole of Moon, spend 14 days on surface

GSLV Mk II will launch the spacecraft weighing 3,290kg, carrying an orbiter, a rover and a lander to the moon. In one of its most challenging space missions yet, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working hard to launch a heavy-payload lifter GSLV Mk II spacecraft weighing 3,290kg with an orbiter module, a rover and a lander to the moon. The mission 51

18 January, 2018 8:42 AM Saturn's moon Titan has 'sea levels' similar to Earth, reveals Cassini

New Delhi: Even after its end, NASA's Cassini is still providing information on the planet it studied for 13 years. On Wednesday, NASA released an image of Ligeia Mare – the second largest known body of liquid present on Saturn's moon Titan – revealing a way how it is eerily similar to Earth. A recently published paper based on data from NASA’s Cassini 66