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Teen astronaut aims to become first human to walk on Mars

WASHINGTON: Nineteen-year-old Alyssa Carson is an American space enthusiast who is hoping to become the first person to walk on Mars. Born in Louisiana in March 2001, Carson took a keen interest in space from the age of three after

Astronauts on SpaceX craft depart ISS for Earth

WASHINGTON: The two astronauts on board the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station have begun their journey back to Earth. NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, ending

China’s new spacecraft lands back on earth

BEIJING: China’s new prototype spacecraft successfully landed on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon. The spacecraft — which was launched on Tuesday — arrived safely at

50 years of Earth Day and coronavirus pandemic

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year by over a billion people tackling environmental issues such as climate change and pollution. This year marks 50 years of Earth Day but the response is diluted due to the coronavirus

Christina Koch to return to earth after one year of space mission

ALMATY: U.S. astronaut Christina Koch is expected to return to Earth on Thursday, having broken the space flight record for female astronauts after spending nearly a year at the International Space Station. The 41-year-old Michigan research engineer broke the previous

Pope demands ‘predators’ stop plundering the Earth

ROME: Pope Francis said it was time for “predators” to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the “scarred face of the Amazon” as a warning. The poor are “threatened by predatory models of development”, the pope said

Russian humanoid robot ‘Fedor’ will travel to space

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend ten days learning to figure out how to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. The robot named Fedor is the first-ever droid