NASA

  • SpaceX Targets Feb. 18 for 1st Launch from Historic NASA Pad

    SpaceX Targets Feb. 18 for 1st Launch from Historic NASA Pad

    SpaceX is preparing to launch its 10th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA, which is now set for Feb. 18. The mission will bring crucial supplies for the space station crew and materials to support more than a dozen experiments on the orbiting lab, including a...
  • NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 50th Anniversary

    NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 50th Anniversary

    NASA will honor members of the NASA family, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery during the agency’s annual Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, Jan. 31. On the Day of Remembrance, NASA...
  • US must collaborate more on space research : NASA

    US and INDIA should collaborate more on space research programmes, a prominent scientist from the US space agency NASA stressed here as he felicitated two young Indian astronomers who created history by discovering asteroids in 2010 that are now recognised by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in the US....
  • MIT Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials

    A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-like configuration with a density of just 5 percent, can have a strength 10 times that of steel....
  • How to Win NASA’s $30,000 ‘Space Poop’ Challenge

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is now turning into crowd sourcing to solve the “dirty” problem being faced by astronauts stationed in space. Dubbed as the “Space Poop” challenge, NASA is willing to pay a handsome amount of cash to anyone who can propose a hands-free way...
  • Get ready for the biggest ‘supermoon’ in the sky tonight

    The most spectacular supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky, appearing 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual. The event on Monday November 14 – described as “undeniably beautiful” by American space agency Nasa – is the result of the moon coming closer to...
  • NASA paper leaks claiming that the physics violating EM Drive works

    The publicly hidden results of NASA’s tests on the dubbed-impossible’ EM Drive has been leaked, and it reveals that the said controversial propulsion system really does work, and is able to generate an impressive thrust in vacuum, even after multiple error measurements have been made before they got it...
  • Shenzhen tech firm Kuang-Chi launches turtle to space

    A Shenzhen-based technology company will launch a huge balloon on Sunday carrying a 2.5-metre-wide cabin carrying a live turtle to test the possibility of taking humans to “near-space” heights, or about twice the altitude flown by commercial airlines. If all goes to plan, Kuang-Chi Group hopes to launch its...
  • NASA satellites break Guinness World Record

    WASHINGTON: NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) has set the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal, at 70,000 kilometres above the surface of the Earth. Operating in a highly elliptical orbit around Earth, the four MMS spacecraft incorporate Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements into their...