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A Ukulele session by musician Gladson Peter conducted in Mumbai.(UKExperience)

Hum and strum: The nimble ukulele is a trendy favourite

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 06:27 PM IST
The little instrument has gone from becoming an exotic import to a viral trends all because it’s small, light, inexpensive and so easy to play, that most Uke-players are self-taught.
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell(Getty Images)
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell(Getty Images)

‘A work in progress’: NASA unveils its first electric airplane

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Adapted from a Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under development since 2015 and remains at least a year away from its first test flight in the skies over Edward Air Force Base.
For All Mankind review: Joel Kinnaman plays a disenchanted astronaut in Apple TV+ show.
For All Mankind review: Joel Kinnaman plays a disenchanted astronaut in Apple TV+ show.

For All Mankind review: One small step for streaming, one giant leap for Apple TV+

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 06:04 PM IST
For All Mankind review: The ensemble Apple TV+ drama about Russia beating the US in landing a man on the moon is a dark horse in the streaming service’s slate of content, subversive and solidly made.
July 20, 1969 Photo when astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). - On July 21, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first man to step onto the Moon, his teammate Edwin Aldrin joining him around 20 minutes later.(AFP File Photo)
July 20, 1969 Photo when astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). - On July 21, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first man to step onto the Moon, his teammate Edwin Aldrin joining him around 20 minutes later.(AFP File Photo)

Houston celebrates exact moment Neil Armstrong set foot on Moon 50 years ago

Houston | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Thousands celebrated the “Moonversary” with fireworks and music as a giant screen showed footage of the era-defining moment.
Jayanta Kar is a scientist at the NASA Langley Centre, Langley, Virginia.(HT Photo)
Jayanta Kar is a scientist at the NASA Langley Centre, Langley, Virginia.(HT Photo)

‘Apollo 11 inspires me even now, every working day’

By Jayanta Kar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:10 AM IST
Apollo 11 and its space odyssey moulded a generation of scientists.
USA, July 17 (ANI): U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 Mission Commander, standing next to the Lunar Module "Eagle" on the moon July 20, 1969. (REUTERS PHOTO)(Reuters)
USA, July 17 (ANI): U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 Mission Commander, standing next to the Lunar Module "Eagle" on the moon July 20, 1969. (REUTERS PHOTO)(Reuters)

‘My heart raced at the landscape’s description’: Richard Isaacman

Hindustan Times, Washington D.C. | By Richard Isaacman
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Richard Isaacman remembers being thrilled listening to the voice of Neil Armstrong on television after he landed on the moon.
Google on Friday marked the 50th anniversary of man setting foot on moon with a doodle.
Google on Friday marked the 50th anniversary of man setting foot on moon with a doodle.

Google celebrates ‘giant leap for mankind’ with Doodle video

New Delhi | By Indo Asain News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 10:31 AM IST
Google Doodle Marks 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 space mission: The Doodle video is in the voice of Command Module Pilot (CMP) Michael Collins who remained aboard the command module in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon.
The July 22 launch will be just two days after the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk its surface on July 20, 1969.(HT Photo)
The July 22 launch will be just two days after the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk its surface on July 20, 1969.(HT Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 launch rescheduled to July 22

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:31 PM IST
The new launch timing, however, will leave no margin for error due to a shorter window period, according to a senior official from the space agency who asked not to be named.
History records that the number of people who worked on the Apollo program was 400,000. But two figures tower above the rest for their contributions.(REUTERS)
History records that the number of people who worked on the Apollo program was 400,000. But two figures tower above the rest for their contributions.(REUTERS)

To the moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:36 AM IST
It was July 20, 1969, and as the world followed the spacecraft’s progress, it briefly lost radio contact with mission control in Houston.
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.(PTI)
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.(PTI)

Chandrayaan 2 launch 2019: India’s first lunar landing mission set for blast off

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 08:01 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: Days before the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on Moon on July 20, 1969, India will launch Chandrayaan-2, the nation’s first lunar landing mission.
The law states that no government can own extra-terrestrial property or use celestial bodies for anything other than peaceful purposes, and that space materials are man’s shared heritage.(Shutterstoock Image)
The law states that no government can own extra-terrestrial property or use celestial bodies for anything other than peaceful purposes, and that space materials are man’s shared heritage.(Shutterstoock Image)

Staking a claim to the moon

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 08:45 PM IST
Who owns the moon, and why are so many lunatics trying to sell you a piece of it?
It’s been 50 years since the first men landed on the moon. But is it a trip that the common man will be able to make ever?(Shutterstock Image)
It’s been 50 years since the first men landed on the moon. But is it a trip that the common man will be able to make ever?(Shutterstock Image)

Mission moon: The journey of a lifetime

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 06:58 PM IST
It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin stepped out of Apollo 11 on to the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. Will we – ordinary men and women – ever be able to travel to this luminous silver orb in the sky? Is this in the realm of scientific possibility?

What did trips to the moon look like before we actually got there?

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 05:50 PM IST
From bird-pulled contraptions to hot-air balloons, a look at the pseudoscience and wild imagination that populated lunar sci-fi until the mid-19th century.
Margaret Hamilton standing next to the listings of the software she and her MIT team produced for the Apollo project in 1969.(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Margaret Hamilton standing next to the listings of the software she and her MIT team produced for the Apollo project in 1969.(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The woman who put man on the moon

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Margaret Hamilton, a 28 year-old American programmer, led the team that developed the first software to run on the moon
In this image provided by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the US flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.(AP File Photo)
In this image provided by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the US flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.(AP File Photo)

The Moon now has hundreds of artifacts. Should they be protected?

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 01:26 PM IST
It all started on September 13, 1959 when Soviet probe Luna 2 smashed into Mare Imbrium, its 390 kilograms (859 pounds) of mass vaporizing, no doubt, on impact.
First Man movie review: Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle reunite for one of the best film’s of the year.
First Man movie review: Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle reunite for one of the best film’s of the year.

First Man movie review: Ryan Gosling takes one giant leap towards an Oscar in Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 09:02 PM IST
First Man movie review: Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle reunite after La La Land for one of the most thrilling films of the year. Expect Oscars from this Neil Armstrong biopic. Rating 4.5/5.
Like the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), First Man, starring Ryan Gosling (above) too will have a lasting impact
Like the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), First Man, starring Ryan Gosling (above) too will have a lasting impact

One giant leap: Rashid Irani reviews First Man

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 04:14 PM IST
The movie spans the eight years between 1961 and 1969 that led to the test pilot-turned-astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic journey to the moon.
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man.
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in First Man.

Ryan Gosling’s First Man gets India release date, here’s when the film will land

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 04:51 PM IST
Director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling’s new film, First Man, has been given an India release date.
First Man, the biopic of American astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to step upon the lunar landscape, is the latest reminder that Hollywood can make out-of-this-world movies(AFP)
First Man, the biopic of American astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to step upon the lunar landscape, is the latest reminder that Hollywood can make out-of-this-world movies(AFP)

The Indian film industry should now explore space

By Anirudh Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 11:49 PM IST
For Indian filmmakers, the final frontier is there for the taking. As India’s space scientists compete with the US, Russian, European and Chinese space agencies, the film industry needs to capture the zeitgeist and prepare for liftoff into this realm.
Actor Ryan Gosling arrives for the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film First Man, presented in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2018 at Venice Lido.(AFP)
Actor Ryan Gosling arrives for the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film First Man, presented in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2018 at Venice Lido.(AFP)

Ryan Gosling’s First Man accused of being unpatriotic, Neil Armstrong’s sons offer defence

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent, Venice
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 02:12 PM IST
Director Damien Chazelle and Neil Armstrong’s sons have defended First Man, the new film about the Apollo 11 mission, which has been accused of being unpatriotic.
Ryan Gosling reunites with Damien Chazelle in First Man.
Ryan Gosling reunites with Damien Chazelle in First Man.

First Man trailer shows Ryan Gosling taking one giant leap towards an Oscar

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 09:03 PM IST
First Man is a dramatic telling of the first manned mission to the moon, led by Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling). Watch the new trailer for Oscar-winner Damien Chazelle’s film.
This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the US flag on the lunar surface.(AP Photo/NASA)
This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the US flag on the lunar surface.(AP Photo/NASA)

Moon dust was a gift from Neil Armstrong: Woman sues NASA to keep it

Indo Asian News Service, Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Laura Cicco from Cincinnati has filed a lawsuit in a federal court, stating that the vial of moon dust she has was a gift from Neil Armstrong who was a friend of her father.
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s First Man.
Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s First Man.

Ryan Gosling blasts off into space in first trailer for Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Ryan Gosling reunites with his La La Land director, Damien Chazelle, in the first trailer for First Man, the upcoming Neil Armstrong biopic.
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