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NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA and its ISS partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and an extended stay for NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

Hubble marks 29th anniversary with remarkable view of Southern Crab

On April 24 1990, Hubble was launched on the space shuttle Discovery. It has since revolutionised how astronomers and the general public see the universe.

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NASA's planet-hunting probe, TESS spots Earth-sized planet

NASA's latest planet-hunting probe, Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star 53 light-years away.

Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from Moon: NASA

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in the US found dozens of these events in data collected by NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.

PIO-led team's CubeSat to be launched by NASA

Students designed the satellite over the course of four years, and received the launch grant through NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative competition.

Twin Study by NASA shows the resilience of human body in space

The newly published research by NASA reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to and recovered from the extreme space environment.

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Mission Shakti test debris pose no threat to global space assets: DRDO chief

The ASAT missile launch last month drew criticism from NASA as it condemned the mission over ignoring safety concerns in the space, especially threat to the International Space Station (ISS).

India’s ASAT test created debris, raised risk for International Space Station: NASA

NASA sees risk to ISS after India's Mission Shakti: The ISS is at constant risk of collision from space debris, and once in a while needs to navigate away in order to avoid collisions.

Space debris from Indian satellite: NASA’s worry, and why risk is low

According to the European Space Agency, there are about 34,000 objects of size 10 cm or above in space, another 90,000 of objects of sizes between 1 and 10 cm, and a further 128 million of sizes between 1 mm and 10 mm.

ASAT debris will burn out in 6 months, says ISRO scientist countering NASA

“It has happened at about 300 kilometres in space where the wind pressure is low, but it is enough to burn them (the debris) down in another six months,” Tapan Misra said, in response to a question about the risk to the ISS raised by a student at the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU).

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Stunning photos of Super Snow Moon from around the world

This full moon was referred to as Snow Moon because the full moons which occur in February are called as Snow Moon by the Native Americans which finds a place in the Farmer's Almanac as well

In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date

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NASA launches upgraded Soyuz aircraft with three crew members

The NASA crew is due to arrive on Friday at the International Space Station, which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, to begin a four-month mission.

US astronaut Scott Kelly safely lands back in Earth: A look at his spaceflight

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko land safely back in Earth after 340 days in space

NASA confirms Mars has water: Here is a closer look at some pictures

NASA has confirmed evidence of water on Mars in an important discovery. Check out some stunning pictures of the red planet which have hinted at evidence of war on Mars earlier

NASA releases new mind-blowing pictures of Pluto, Charon and Hydra

The US is now the only nation to visit every planet in the solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup when New Horizons left Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 19, 2006

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NASA New Horizons will fly past Pluto today: All you need to know

At 5:19 pm IST on July 14 NASA's New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data.

When SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded mid-air

The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous cargo runs for NASA under a 15-flight contract worth more than $2 billion.

Check out these stunning pictures from Space as NASA celebrates 50 years of first Spacewalk

On June 3, 1965 in NASA's Gemini IV mission, two astronauts Ed White and Jim McDivitt attempted the first spacewalk. NASA released several images to celebrate its 50 years journey in the Space.

Stunning pictures of Mercury released by NASA's Messenger spacecraft

Messenger rocketed away from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in August 2004. It flew twice past Venus and three times past Mercury, before entering orbit around Mercury in March 2011.

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