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The video has left people in awe.(ESA)

Astronaut’s ‘night timelapse’ over China and Korea video wows people. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 03:55 PM IST
“Magnificent,” wrote an Instagram user while reacting to the video.
The image taken from space by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shows an aurora.(Instagram/@thom_astro)
The image taken from space by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shows an aurora.(Instagram/@thom_astro)

Astronaut’s incredible pictures of aurora under full moon go viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2021 09:39 AM IST
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared the images on Instagram.
Sirisha is brave and strong when making decisions, Dr Ragaiah, Bandla's paternal grandfather told news agency ANI.(Sirisha Bandla/Twitter)
Sirisha is brave and strong when making decisions, Dr Ragaiah, Bandla's paternal grandfather told news agency ANI.(Sirisha Bandla/Twitter)

Who is Sirisha Bandla: Know all about Indian-origin woman to fly to space

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 10:55 AM IST
  • The Telugu woman from Andhra's Guntur district who was brought up in Houston will become the second India-born woman to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla.
The upcoming trip will be Virgin Galactic’s fourth flight to space with crew members(AP)
The upcoming trip will be Virgin Galactic’s fourth flight to space with crew members(AP)

Sirisha was very fascinated with the sky: Astronaut Sirisha Bandla’s grandfather

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 07:41 PM IST
  • Sirisha Bandla, born in Andhra Pradesh and raised in Texas, will be one of the six space travellers aboard 'VSS Unity', scheduled to take off on July 11 from New Mexico
The picture shared by astronaut Shane Kimbrough of London taken from the ISS.(Twitter@astro_kimbrough)
The picture shared by astronaut Shane Kimbrough of London taken from the ISS.(Twitter@astro_kimbrough)

Astronaut posts pics of iconic places in London taken from space

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2021 03:26 PM IST
The pictures show several iconic places in London like the Wimbledon, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
The image shows the toy penguin Guin Guin inside the International Space Station(ISS).(Twitter/@Astro_Megan)
The image shows the toy penguin Guin Guin inside the International Space Station(ISS).(Twitter/@Astro_Megan)

Flippers up! Astronaut shares fun moment with toy penguin in ISS. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 05:04 PM IST
The recording starts with astronaut Megan McArthur’s toy penguin Guin Guin attached to a clear ball.
The astronaut took to Twitter to share the selfie.(Twitter/@Thom_astro)
The astronaut took to Twitter to share the selfie.(Twitter/@Thom_astro)

Astronaut gets photobombed while taking selfie during spacewalk, pic goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 11:20 AM IST
France astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared the image on Twitter.
Shenzhou 12 space mission: China will send three astronauts -- Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo -- as its first crew to a new space station today. (AP Photo)
Shenzhou 12 space mission: China will send three astronauts -- Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo -- as its first crew to a new space station today. (AP Photo)

China launches Shenzhou-12 shuttle carrying first crew to new space station

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:13 AM IST
China's space mission Shenzhou-12 is the third of 11 missions needed to build Tiangong, the country's new space station. The astronauts are being sent for a three-month stay aboard the core module, to see how the men handle their relatively long time in orbit.
The astronaut's collage of Suez Canal prompted people to share appreciative comments.(Twitter)
The astronaut's collage of Suez Canal prompted people to share appreciative comments.(Twitter)

Astronaut posts collage of Suez Canal created using 100 images, people love it

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet took to Twitter to share the collage of Suez Canal which he created using one hundred images.
India’s first manned mission to space -- Gaganyaan -- is scheduled sometime before or on the eve of the 75th anniversary of India's independence. (Representational Image)
India’s first manned mission to space -- Gaganyaan -- is scheduled sometime before or on the eve of the 75th anniversary of India's independence. (Representational Image)

Gaganyaan: Astronauts set to finish training in Russia this month, says minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 09:37 PM IST
India's first human space flight, 'Gaganyaan', will be preceded by an unmanned flight by 2021, followed by another flight carrying "Vyom Mitra".
In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins works outside the International Space Station’s European lab on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Hopkins and Victor Glover went spacewalking Wednesday to install a high-speed data link outside the International Space Station’s European lab and connect cables for an experiment platform awaiting activation for almost a year. (NASA via AP)(AP)
In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins works outside the International Space Station’s European lab on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Hopkins and Victor Glover went spacewalking Wednesday to install a high-speed data link outside the International Space Station’s European lab and connect cables for an experiment platform awaiting activation for almost a year. (NASA via AP)(AP)

Spacewalking astronauts venture out to improve European lab

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:05 PM IST
SpaceX delivered the platform named Bartolomeo to the space station last spring.
Raja Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel is among the three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission.(Twitter/@Astro_Raja)
Raja Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel is among the three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission.(Twitter/@Astro_Raja)

Indian-American among 3 astronauts selected for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:50 AM IST
This will be the first spaceflight for Raja Chari, who became a NASA astronaut in 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, but considers Cedar Falls, Iowa, his hometown.
The astronauts on the Artemis Team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience. Most of the astronauts in the group are in their 30s or 40s.(AP)
The astronauts on the Artemis Team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience. Most of the astronauts in the group are in their 30s or 40s.(AP)

Indian-American among 18 astronauts selected for NASA’s manned Moon mission

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:24 AM IST
NASA on Wednesday named the 18 astronauts -- half of them women -- who will train for its Artemis moon-landing programme.
The image shows, now retired, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg.(Reddit/@nickolsonjack)
The image shows, now retired, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg.(Reddit/@nickolsonjack)

Ever wonder how astronauts wash hair in space? This video has the answer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 08:40 AM IST
“More makeup/hair care tutorials in space!” read one comment under the post.
In this image taken from NASA video, commander Chris Cassidy, right, and NASA astronaut Bob Behnken perform their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station.(AP)
In this image taken from NASA video, commander Chris Cassidy, right, and NASA astronaut Bob Behnken perform their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station.(AP)

Astronauts perform spacewalk to swap station batteries

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press | Posted by Jasra Afreen
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Astronauts performed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station..
Dr Kathy Sullivan (left) and Victor Vescovo after their dive to Challenger Deep. s(Photo Credit: Enrique Alvarez / EYOS Expeditions website)
Dr Kathy Sullivan (left) and Victor Vescovo after their dive to Challenger Deep. s(Photo Credit: Enrique Alvarez / EYOS Expeditions website)

First American woman to walk in space now 1st woman to reach earth’s lowest point

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 12:31 PM IST
Astronauts holding placards of Some Good News(SGN) from ISS.(Twitter/@NASA)
Astronauts holding placards of Some Good News(SGN) from ISS.(Twitter/@NASA)

Earth Day 2020: Blue Planet ‘still beautiful,’ say astronauts in space. It’s the positivity you need for the day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 01:39 PM IST
On Earth Day 2020, three astronauts gave the people a positive yet heart-touching message from the International Space Station.
NASA.(REUTERS file)
NASA.(REUTERS file)

Over 12,000 apply for NASA’s next class of astronauts

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The application for the newest class of astronauts opened March 2 and closed March 31, NASA said on Wednesday, adding that applications were received from every US state, the District of Columbia, and four US territories.
Astronaut craves salsa and surf after spending over 319 days in space. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Astronaut craves salsa and surf after spending over 319 days in space. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after spending over 319 days in space

Cape Canaveral, Fla. | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 09:27 AM IST
NASA astronaut Christina Koch has been living on the International Space Station since March and returns to Earth on Feb. 6, landing in Kazakhstan with two colleagues aboard a Russian capsule.
The menu for the astronauts who will travel on Gaganyaan has been developoed by Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory.(ANI / Twitter)
The menu for the astronauts who will travel on Gaganyaan has been developoed by Mysuru-based Defence Food Research Laboratory.(ANI / Twitter)

Pulav, idlis, halwa: Desi menu for astronauts on India’s first manned spaceflight Gaganyaan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 12:40 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has said it has shortlisted four astronauts for Gaganyaan, which is expected to cost Rs 10,000 crore, and that they will be trained in India and Russia from the third week of January
The astronaut in outer space.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The astronaut in outer space.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pakistan to send its first astronaut to space in 2022: Official

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology, said the selection process of the astronaut for the space mission would start from February 2020.
(Unsplash)
(Unsplash)

Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip. Here’s why

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 05:39 PM IST
A recent study showed that red wine component resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to the wasting effects of simulated Mars gravity.
The Indian Space Research Organisation has signed a contract with a Russian company for selection support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts for the country’s proposed maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
The Indian Space Research Organisation has signed a contract with a Russian company for selection support, medical examination and space training of Indian astronauts for the country’s proposed maiden manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

ISRO teams up with Russian company to train Indian astronauts for Gaganyaan

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:24 AM IST
The contract was signed by Glavkosmos’ first Deputy Director General Natalia Lokteva and Director of Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) of ISRO S Unnikrishnan Nair on June 27.
Ryan Gosling plays an astronaut in his upcoming film First Man.
Ryan Gosling plays an astronaut in his upcoming film First Man.

Ryan Gosling’s daughters think he’s an astronaut and works on the moon

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 10:54 AM IST
Ryan Gosling daughters saw him in a spacesuit on the sets of First Man and now think that he is an astronaut.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who serves as the UAE’s vice president and prime minister, made the announcement on Monday on Twitter. The missions are scheduled for next year.(Reuters/File Photo)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who serves as the UAE’s vice president and prime minister, made the announcement on Monday on Twitter. The missions are scheduled for next year.(Reuters/File Photo)

UAE announces names of two astronauts for International Space Station

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 04:32 PM IST
The UAE has a fledgling space program with big ambitions. It hopes to launch its first locally made satellite, KhalifaSat, in October from Japan. It also wants to launch a probe to Mars in 2020. The UAE says it wants to colonise Mars by 2117, with a fully functioning city of 6,00,000.
Sunita Williams (pictured) previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the earth in 2012.(HT/File Photo)
Sunita Williams (pictured) previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the earth in 2012.(HT/File Photo)

Sunita Williams among nine astronauts named by NASA for new human space programme

Houston (United States) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019.
In this November 28, 2016 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson floats through the Unity module aboard the International Space Station.(AP)
In this November 28, 2016 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson floats through the Unity module aboard the International Space Station.(AP)

Peggy Whitson, NASA’s record-breaking spacewoman, retires as astronaut

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station, holding the position twice, and the oldest woman ever to fly in space.
Broccoli coated with good bacteria may help astronauts grow their own vegetables.(Shutterstock)
Broccoli coated with good bacteria may help astronauts grow their own vegetables.(Shutterstock)

Bacteria-coated broccoli sent to space for astronauts to grow their own

Press Trust of India, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Six broccoli seeds were aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft that launched this week from Wallops Island, Virginia, as part of a space station cargo resupply mission. Three of the seeds are travelling to space as is, while the other three were coated with two different species of bacteria, developed at the University of Washington, that can live inside crop plants and improve their growth.
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