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Nasa and ESA astronauts out for a spacewalk to install new solar arrays to power International Space Station.(Twitter / @Nasa)

Nasa, ESA astronauts start spacewalk to install new solar arrays at ISS

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 08:38 PM IST
  • The US space agency live-streamed the spacewalk as the astronauts from Nasa and ESA worked to replace the solar arrays of the International Space Station.
This September 11, 2020, image courtesy of Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi, shows healthy offspring and the next generation of mice derived from space preserved spermatozoa. (AFP PHOTO / Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi)
This September 11, 2020, image courtesy of Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi, shows healthy offspring and the next generation of mice derived from space preserved spermatozoa. (AFP PHOTO / Teruhiko Wakayama, University of Yamanashi)

Mouse sperm survives in space for nearly six years, births healthy pups

PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 10:06 AM IST
That mouse sperm managed to survive in space for almost six years without degrading has rekindled mankind's hopes for long-term space travel, for which researchers needed to come up with ways to ensure mammalian reproduction endures harsh cosmic radiations over long light-years.
Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Italy, and not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. (File Photo / AP)
Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Italy, and not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. (File Photo / AP)

News updates from HT: Supreme Court to close proceedings against Italian Marines

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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An orbital sunrise is pictured above the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia from the International Space Station.(Instagram/@iss)
An orbital sunrise is pictured above the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia from the International Space Station.(Instagram/@iss)

Orbital sunrise to Sun’s glint beaming off English Channel: ISS posts pics

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:36 PM IST
International Space Station (ISS) took to Instagram to share the mesmerising images taken from space.
Avian ecologist and Georgetown University Ph.D. student Emily Williams, right, and a volunteer watch bird netting with binoculars from distance for American robins.(AP)
Avian ecologist and Georgetown University Ph.D. student Emily Williams, right, and a volunteer watch bird netting with binoculars from distance for American robins.(AP)

Scientists trace bird migration with GPS trackers

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:57 PM IST
A new antenna on the International Space Station are allowing scientists to remotely monitor songbird movements in much greater detail than ever before.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon 2 spacecraft lifts off on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for a re-supply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, June 3, 2021. (AP)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon 2 spacecraft lifts off on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for a re-supply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, June 3, 2021. (AP)

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carries fresh lemons, avocados. See docking video here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 06:40 PM IST
  • The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft carried the 7300-pound crew supplies, including fresh lemons, onions, avocados and cherry tomatoes for the station's seven astronauts and new solar arrays to boost the orbital lab's power system.
The image shows the Italian city Turin taken from the International Space Station,(Twitter/@astro_kimbrough)
The image shows the Italian city Turin taken from the International Space Station,(Twitter/@astro_kimbrough)

Astronauts share images of Himalayas and Italy taken from space. Seen them yet?

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 08:30 AM IST
Two astronauts, currently aboard the International Space Station, took to Twitter to share the images.
Experts from Nasa and the CSA found that the damage was limited to a small section of the "arm boom and thermal blanket.(Nasa/CSA)
Experts from Nasa and the CSA found that the damage was limited to a small section of the "arm boom and thermal blanket.(Nasa/CSA)

Orbital debris hits International Space Station, punches hole in robotic arm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:39 PM IST
  • Nasa and the Canadian Space Agency first noticed the damage to a robotic arm of the International Space Station during a routine inspection on May 12.
Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi took to Twitter to share the picture.(Twitter/@Astro_Soichi)
Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi took to Twitter to share the picture.(Twitter/@Astro_Soichi)

Astronaut posts pic of this World Heritage Site taken on his last day aboard ISS

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Since being posted, the picture of the World Heritage Site taken from the International Space Station has left people in awe.
ISS shared the video on Instagram.(Instagram/@iss)
ISS shared the video on Instagram.(Instagram/@iss)

Video of ‘high-definition views’ of Earth as seen from ISS goes viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 04:26 PM IST
“Sit back and enjoy the view!" reads the opening line of the caption shared by ISS along with the video.
US space tourist Richard Garriott speaks during a news conference at Star City outside Moscow, October 27, 2008. (REUTERS)
US space tourist Richard Garriott speaks during a news conference at Star City outside Moscow, October 27, 2008. (REUTERS)

Space and sea explorer dives to deepest point on Earth

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Space and sea explorer Richard Garriott is the first person in the world to have explored the North Pole, the South Pole, flown to the International Space Station and descended to the deepest point on Earth - the Mariana Trench.
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.(AP)
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.(AP)

How astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent their weekend

AP | , Cape Canaveral, Florida, Us
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 08:05 PM IST
  • Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins during a spacewalk on Saturday also replaced an antenna for helmet cameras, rerouted ethernet cables while rearranging the space station plumbing
Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said NASA was not responsible for creating obstacles that thwarted interaction with Moscow, but that this was not the case for other US government bodies.(Reuters File Photo)
Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said NASA was not responsible for creating obstacles that thwarted interaction with Moscow, but that this was not the case for other US government bodies.(Reuters File Photo)

Russia denies visa to US official for NASA post, calls it 'a reciprocal step'

Reuters | , Moscow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Russia and the United States have cooperated closely in space exploration for decades, jointly flying the International Space Station, despite deteriorating relations in other areas.
NASA in a blogpost said that the Russian Progress 77 spacecraft is carrying these items to aid Expedition 64 crew members.(Twitter/ISS)
NASA in a blogpost said that the Russian Progress 77 spacecraft is carrying these items to aid Expedition 64 crew members.(Twitter/ISS)

Russian Progress cargo spacecraft successfully reaches ISS

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • The spacecraft was carrying a little more than one ton of nitrogen, water and propellant.
Lindgren and Hines along with international crew members will join an expedition crew aboard the space station for a long stay.(Nasa)
Lindgren and Hines along with international crew members will join an expedition crew aboard the space station for a long stay.(Nasa)

Meet Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, selected for Nasa's SpaceX Crew-4 mission

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Additional crew members for the project will be assigned as mission specialists in the future by Nasa's international partners.
The image shows astronauts aboard International Space Station.(Twitter/@Space_Station)
The image shows astronauts aboard International Space Station.(Twitter/@Space_Station)

Astronauts aboard ISS recreate Times Square ball drop tradition with a twist. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 07:33 PM IST
“The Exp 64 crew sends New Year’s greetings to everyone on Earth and creates its own Times Square tradition,” reads a portion of the caption shared alongside the video on Twitter.
The image shows a screeshot from the GIF shared.(Twitter/@ISS_Research)
The image shows a screeshot from the GIF shared.(Twitter/@ISS_Research)

Have you seen the post on ‘engineered heart tissue beating aboard ISS’?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:27 AM IST
“Our heart beats for science,” reads a portion of the tweet.
Dragon cargo capsule docks at the International Space Station alongside a Dragon crew capsule.(AP)
Dragon cargo capsule docks at the International Space Station alongside a Dragon crew capsule.(AP)

Here’s how you can spot space station with 2 SpaceX Dragon capsules fly overhead

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:41 PM IST
According to NASA, the International Space Station (ISS) is the third brightest object in the sky following the Sun and the Moon.
With NASA’s commercial crew program officially under way, SpaceX expects to always have at least one Dragon capsule at the space station.(AFP | Representational image)
With NASA’s commercial crew program officially under way, SpaceX expects to always have at least one Dragon capsule at the space station.(AFP | Representational image)

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:08 AM IST
The Dragon — packed with Christmas treats and presents — should reach the space station on Monday, joining the Dragon that delivered four astronauts last month.
The clip has gathered more than 1.7 million views.(Twitter@AstroVicGlover)
The clip has gathered more than 1.7 million views.(Twitter@AstroVicGlover)

Astronaut shares his first video of Earth taken from space. Watch viral video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Victor Glover is presently on SpaceX Crew Dragon and a resident of the International Space Station.
SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the US and the space station, after years of delay.(Reuters)
SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the US and the space station, after years of delay.(Reuters)

SpaceX capsule with 4 astronauts reaches space station

Associated Press | By Associated Press | Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:59 AM IST
The capsule docked in the International Space Station with the three Americans and one Japanese astronaut aboard who will remain at the orbiting lab until their replacements arrive on another Dragon in April.
Sunday’s launch follows by just a few months SpaceX’s two-pilot test flight. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the US and the space station, after years of delay.(Reuters)
Sunday’s launch follows by just a few months SpaceX’s two-pilot test flight. It kicks off what NASA hopes will be a long series of crew rotations between the US and the space station, after years of delay.(Reuters)

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space, kicking off regular crew flights from the US

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:50 AM IST
The Dragon capsule on top — named Resilience by its crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably Covid-19 — was due to reach the space station late Monday and remain there until spring.
The image shows astronaut Jessica Meir.(Twitter/@NASA)
The image shows astronaut Jessica Meir.(Twitter/@NASA)

NASA shares pic of astronaut playing saxophone in space. ‘So cool’ say netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Astronaut Jessica Meir can be seen floating in zero gravity while playing the instrument.
“Pumpkin Space Latte anyone?” NASA asked in their caption.(Instagram/@nasa)
“Pumpkin Space Latte anyone?” NASA asked in their caption.(Instagram/@nasa)

NASA’s ‘Pumpkin Space Latte’ pic taken from space shows this place. Can you name it?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:20 AM IST
“Space spice and all things nice,” wrote an Instagram user.
The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft carrying the crew formed of Kathleen Rubins of NASA, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 14, 2020, in this still image taken from video. Russian space agency Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft carrying the crew formed of Kathleen Rubins of NASA, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 14, 2020, in this still image taken from video. Russian space agency Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

One American, two Russians blast off to International Space Station

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 02:20 PM IST
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday and successfully reached orbit, live footage broadcast by Russia’s space agency Roscosmos showed.
Northrop Grumman launched its capsule to the International Space Station from the Virginia coast, providing a nighttime treat for observers from the Carolinas to New England.(Twitter/@NASA)
Northrop Grumman launched its capsule to the International Space Station from the Virginia coast, providing a nighttime treat for observers from the Carolinas to New England.(Twitter/@NASA)

Capsule carrying radish seeds, cheese and more launched to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Among the delicacies requested by the astronauts: proscuitto, Genoa salami, smoked Gouda and provolone, brie, cherry tomatoes, oranges, pecans and chocolate-covered cranberries in plenty of time for Thanksgiving.
International Space Station.(AP)
International Space Station.(AP)

NASA scrubs SS Kalpana Chawla Cygnus launch to ISS

Wallops Island | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:07 PM IST
The commercial cargo spacecraft, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus, was set to blast off on Thursday night carrying the name of deceased NASA astronaut Kalpana “K.C.” Chawla, the first Indian-born woman to enter space, for her key contributions to human spaceflight.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, NASA said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late Monday to hurriedly seal hatches between compartments and search for the ongoing leak, which appeared to be getting worse.(NASA via AP)
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, NASA said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late Monday to hurriedly seal hatches between compartments and search for the ongoing leak, which appeared to be getting worse.(NASA via AP)

Space station air leak forces middle-of-night crew wakeup

Cape Canaveral | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 02:53 AM IST
NASA officials stress that the leak remains small and poses no danger. The astronauts will now use leak detectors to try to pinpoint the leak in Russia’s main living and working compartment, called Zvezda, Russian for Star.
China’s lander on the far side of the moon is providing the first full measurements of radiation exposure from the lunar surface.(Unsplash)
China’s lander on the far side of the moon is providing the first full measurements of radiation exposure from the lunar surface.(Unsplash)

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

Cape Canaveral [US] | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Future moon explorers will be bombarded with two to three times more radiation than astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a health hazard that will require thick-walled shelters for protection.
Astronaut Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch.(Twitter/@Kate Rubins)
Astronaut Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch.(Twitter/@Kate Rubins)

Voting from space: Astronaut plans to cast her ballot from International Space Station

ATLANTA | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 10:53 AM IST
“If we can do it from space, then I believe folks can do it from the ground, too.” Kate Rubins said.
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