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A report by financial services company Jeffries detailed SpaceX logged $2 billion in launch revenue(REUTERS)

SpaceX launch: All you need to know about NASA’s plan to involve private players in space exploration

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Republican party backed Jim Bridenstine,took office as the space agency’s administrator in 2018. He told the Washington Post in an interview that NASA will end up saving money by “leveraging private industry capacity, innovation, and competitiveness”
The Crew 1 launch is scheduled to take off from the Kennedy Space Centre with Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Soichi Noguchi on-board a Falcon 9 rocket(NASA on Twitter)
The Crew 1 launch is scheduled to take off from the Kennedy Space Centre with Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Soichi Noguchi on-board a Falcon 9 rocket(NASA on Twitter)

SpaceX’s first commercial crew flight to take off on Sunday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 01:41 PM IST
This trip will be SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft’s first voyage after NASA certified it for regular flights to the ISS as part of its Commercial Crew Program, following a successful initial test flight on May 31 with two astronauts
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule in this still image taken from video May 31, 2020.(Reuters photo)
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule in this still image taken from video May 31, 2020.(Reuters photo)

US astronauts prepare for SpaceX-NASA return home from ISS

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The first US astronauts to reach the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade prepared Saturday for their return home, which is tentatively on schedule for the weekend despite the arrival of Hurricane Isaias off Florida.
Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner shared this photo of Comet NEOWISE which he captured from International Space Station.(Photo Credit : Ivan Vagner / Twitter)
Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner shared this photo of Comet NEOWISE which he captured from International Space Station.(Photo Credit : Ivan Vagner / Twitter)

‘Last night fireworks’: Astronauts capture photos of comet NEOWISE from space

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 04:28 PM IST
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken took pictures of Neowise as it came into the view of earth and tweeted them from ISS,describing them as “last night’s fireworks”.
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 astronaut Christina Koch tries on the Sokol launch and entry suit she was to wear on her returns to Earth.(NASA)
NASA astronaut Christina Koch tries on the Sokol launch and entry suit she was to wear on her returns to Earth.(NASA)

Newsmaker: The significance of Christina Koch’s space journey

Hindustan Times | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 07:30 PM IST
The American astronaut is back on Earth after 328 days, having set a record for the longest single space flight by a woman
Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky.(Unsplash)
Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky.(Unsplash)

An out of this world experience: Space hotels race to offer tourists a room in the sky

Tbilisi, Thomson Reuters Foundation | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Some day soon you might be able to board a rocket and get a room with a view - of the whole planet - from a hotel in space.
The US has hired Boeing and SpaceX under multi-billion dollar contracts.(REUTERS Photo)
The US has hired Boeing and SpaceX under multi-billion dollar contracts.(REUTERS Photo)

NASA overpaid Boeing by hundreds of millions of dollars: Report

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 07:01 AM IST
What’s more, NASA failed to consider in their analysis that they could overcome any perceived gap by purchasing more seats either directly from Russia or from Boeing.
The Lego billionaires have stayed loyal to ISS despite a build-up in short interest against the company, currently at around 7.5% of its share capital.(Reuters)
The Lego billionaires have stayed loyal to ISS despite a build-up in short interest against the company, currently at around 7.5% of its share capital.(Reuters)

How the Lego billionaires lost $150 million in a single day

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 04:27 PM IST
The estimated dent to the Lego family fortune is based on regulatory filings showing it holds roughly 15% of ISS.
The researchers examined cement solidification to understand how the chemistry and microscopic structures involved in the process changed under microgravity.(Getty Images)
The researchers examined cement solidification to understand how the chemistry and microscopic structures involved in the process changed under microgravity.(Getty Images)

Astronauts mix cement in space to support future human colonies on Moon, Mars

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:01 PM IST
In the experiment which NASA called Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification (MICS) project, researchers mixed tricalcium silicate (C3S) -- popular ingredient of cement -- and water outside of Earth’s gravity for the first time.
Anne McClain being helped out of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft just minutes after she and the other astronauts landed in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.(AFP)
Anne McClain being helped out of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft just minutes after she and the other astronauts landed in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.(AFP)

NASA astronauts, space station crew mates return to Earth after 204 days

Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 01:17 PM IST
NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Canadian Space Agency record-holder David Saint-Jacques emerged from the space craft to applause from support crews.
Photo for representation (PTI)
Photo for representation (PTI)

More scientific missions needed, but budget a key consideration, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:03 AM IST
India’s space station will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission — the human spaceflight programme — and will help in carrying out microgravity and biological experiments. It is likely to weigh 20 tonnes, much less than ISS’s 419 tonnes.
UPSC admit card for ESE, IES, ISS released at upsc.gov.in(HT File)
UPSC admit card for ESE, IES, ISS released at upsc.gov.in(HT File)

UPSC Admit card for Engineering Services (main), IES, ISS, combined geo- scientist exam released at upsc.gov.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 09:46 AM IST
UPSC has released admit card for Engineering services main exam, Indian Economic Service exam, Indian Statistical Service Examination and Combined Geo- Scientist and Geologist exam 2019. Exam will be held on June 30.
India is concerned about the “threats” it faces in space, the Pentagon has said, defending the country for acquiring anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test capabilities.(Reuters)
India is concerned about the “threats” it faces in space, the Pentagon has said, defending the country for acquiring anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test capabilities.(Reuters)

‘India concerned over threats from space’: Pentagon defends ASAT test

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:39 AM IST
On March 27, India achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power.
ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space: NASA(AP)
ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space: NASA(AP)

ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space: NASA

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 07:34 PM IST
People with Parkinson’s disease experience increased function of LLRK2, and genetic studies link mutations in the LRRK2 gene to an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, NASA said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 27 announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 27 announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite(PTI)

‘Will disappear in 45 days’: DRDO official on NASA concern over A-SAT debris

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 07:10 PM IST
The Indian satellite was destroyed at a low altitude of 300 kilometres, well below the ISS and most satellites in orbit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.(PTI)

‘Terrible thing, India’s ASAT satellite test created 400 pieces of debris’: NASA

Washington | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:28 PM IST
As a result of the Indian test, the risk of collision with the ISS has increased by 44 percent over 10 days, Bridenstine said.
Astronaut Anne McClain working on March 22, 2019, on the International Space Station's Port-4 truss structure.(AFP File Photo)
Astronaut Anne McClain working on March 22, 2019, on the International Space Station's Port-4 truss structure.(AFP File Photo)

NASA scraps all-women space walk for lack of well-fitting suits

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Until now, male-only or mixed male-female teams had conducted spacewalk since the space station was assembled in 1998 -- 214 spacewalks until now.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifts off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center as viewed in Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.(Reuters)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifts off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center as viewed in Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.(Reuters)

SpaceX notches next step in race with Boeing to crewed flights

San Francisco | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 02:50 PM IST
Sometime this summer, both Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Boeing Co. are scheduled to launch crews toward the ISS, ending a long drought in which the U.S. has had to hitch rides in Russia’s Soyuz capsules.
Crowds hanging out of a crowded harbour line train at Kurla ( harbour side ) on Wednesday afternoon, after a pantograph broke at Kurla causing delay in train schedules on the harbour line in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Crowds hanging out of a crowded harbour line train at Kurla ( harbour side ) on Wednesday afternoon, after a pantograph broke at Kurla causing delay in train schedules on the harbour line in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

Arrive at least 20 min ahead of departure: Just like airports, railways plans to seal stations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Railways is planning to seal stations just like airports and passengers would have to arrive 15-20 minutes before scheduled departure of trains to complete the process of security checks.
A partial model of Chinese space station is seen on display at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong province.(AFP)
A partial model of Chinese space station is seen on display at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong province.(AFP)

China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered

Zhuhai | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 07:37 PM IST
The 17-metre core module was a star attraction at the biennial Airshow China in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, the country’s main aerospace industry exhibition.
In this June 24, 2018 photo released by NASA, the Russian Soyuz MS-09 crew craft and the Northrop Grumman (formerly Orbital ATK) Cygnus space freighter are attached to the International Space Station.(AP File Photo)
In this June 24, 2018 photo released by NASA, the Russian Soyuz MS-09 crew craft and the Northrop Grumman (formerly Orbital ATK) Cygnus space freighter are attached to the International Space Station.(AP File Photo)

Hole detected in space station, Russia says it could be sabotage

Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 04:38 PM IST
In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 obtained from NASA, technicians assist as the SpaceX payload fairing containing the NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moved to a transporter, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 obtained from NASA, technicians assist as the SpaceX payload fairing containing the NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moved to a transporter, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.(AFP)

NASA considering raising funds through product endorsements, rocket naming rights

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 03:46 PM IST
NASA is considering receiving reimbursements when commercial space companies sell spots on spacecraft heading for the ISS, and leveraging those funds for access or services on future private-sector space stations.
LED lights at the platform of Tatanagar railway station in Jamshedpur, India.(HT File Photo)
LED lights at the platform of Tatanagar railway station in Jamshedpur, India.(HT File Photo)

More railway station to get CCTVs using Nirbhaya Fund

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 07:06 AM IST
RPF, responsible for railway security, has identified 202 so-called sensitive stations for installation of an integrated security system; 983 more stations will be brought under CCTV coverage by using money drawn from the Nirbhaya Fund
The GRP have also proposed to increase the signboards(HT File/Representational Image)
The GRP have also proposed to increase the signboards(HT File/Representational Image)

Remove stalls on Mumbai’s railway stations, create space for commuters, say GRP officials

Hindustan Times | By Megha Sood, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 10:12 AM IST
GRP has also made elaborate suggestions to improve basic amenities for dispersion and crowd control.
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