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Four astronauts return from ISS aboard SpaceX capsule

WASHINGTON: Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in the Gulf of Mexico, NASA said. Their return marked the end of the first crew rotation mission

NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work over contract challenges

WASHINGTON: US space agency NASA has told Elon Musk’s SpaceX to halt work under a contract it won to develop a lunar spacecraft, pending the outcome of challenges by rival bidders. NASA’s decision means SpaceX has to stop any work

Musk trolls Bezos after winning contract for moon lander

HOUSTON: The space race between the world’s two richest men went into hyperdrive after Tesla chief Elon Musk took a swipe at Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA contract. The two billionaires, who have been trying to launch

SpaceX Crew Dragon brings new crew to ISS

WASHINGTON: A recycled SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, the third time Elon Musk’s company has safely delivered humans to the orbital outpost. The spacecraft named Endeavour, piloting herself autonomously, locked

SpaceX rocket launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

WASHINGTON: NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station, making it the first crew ever propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight.

NASA’s rovers convert carbon dioxide into oxygen on Mars

WASHINGTON: NASA has achieved another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars by converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen, the US space agency said. The unprecedented extraction of oxygen, literally out of thin air

NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon

MIAMI: NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, in a huge victory for Elon Musk’s company. The contract, worth $2.9 billion, involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested

NASA delays Mars helicopter flight over tech check

SAN FRANCISCO: NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said. Ingenuity’s trip, which is to be the

NASA successfully tests giant Moon rocket

MIAMI: NASA successfully carried out a key static test of its troubled Space Launch System rocket, a win for the agency as it prepares to return to the Moon. The second “hot fire” test saw all four of the rocket’s

NASA to fly helicopter on Mars for first time

MIAMI: More than a century after the first powered flight on Earth, NASA intends to prove it’s possible to replicate the feat on another world. Transported aboard the Mars 2020 spacecraft that arrives at the Red Planet on Thursday, the

NASA posts image of ‘slow-motion firework’ in space

WASHINGTON: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently shared an image of a slow-motion firework in space that lasted over 150 years. According to details, the image of the star which is 7,500 light-years away was captured by NASA’s

SpaceX launches second crew of astronauts into space

CAPE CANAVERAL: Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station,  NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the

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

NASA probe touches down on asteroid Bennu in historic mission

MIAMI (AFP): After a four-year journey, NASA’s robotic spacecraft Osiris-Rex briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu’s boulder-strewn surface to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth. The so-called “Touch-And-Go” or

NASA plans for Moon return to cost $28 billion

MIAMI: NASA has revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024 and estimated the cost at $28 billion. US Congress will have to sign off on the financing for a project that has been set by

SUV-sized asteroid becomes closest to pass Earth: NASA

WASHINGTON: The Earth avoided a doomsday after an asteroid the size of an SUV passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above it making it the closest asteroid ever observed passing by our planet. The asteroid named 2020 QG would likely not

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

NASA astronauts reach space station in milestone mission

MIAMI: NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade. The arrival completed the first leg of the trip, designed to test the capabilities of

SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts into orbit

MIAMI: SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit after two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station, ushering in a new era in space travel. SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket

NASA, SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space

WASHINGTON: This week, astronauts will take off from American soil for the first time since 2011, riding aboard a SpaceX capsule in a historic test flight to the International Space Station. As per details, On May 27 at 4:33 pm

Tom Cruise to film aboard International Space Station

LOS ANGELES: Tom Cruise is partnering with NASA to shoot a movie, at least in part, aboard the International Space Station, making it the action film to be shot in space. The head of NASA confirmed that the space agency

Hubble captures disintegration of comet

HONOLULU: The Hubble Space Telescope has released images providing astronomers with the sharpest view yet of the breakup of a comet. The comet was discovered on Dec. 29, 2019, by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) robotic astronomical survey

Solar probe embarks on mission to map sun’s polar regions

WASHINGTON: A new probe built by NASA and the European Space Agency set off on a blazing hot journey to the sun to take the first close-up look at the star’s polar regions, a mission expected to yield insight into

NASA new space mission will take first peek at Sun’s poles

MIAMI: A new spacecraft is journeying to the Sun to snap the first pictures of the Sun’s north and south poles. Solar Orbiter, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA, will launch from Cape Canaveral on February 7,

NASA satellite finds India’s crashed Vikram moon lander

MIAMI: A NASA satellite orbiting the moon has found India’s Vikram lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September, the US space agency said on Monday. NASA released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed

NASA reveals its first all-electric airplane ‘Maxwell’

CALIFORNIA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed an early version of its all-electric airplane, the X-57 ‘Maxwell’. Adapted from an Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 ‘Maxwell’ has been under development since 2015 and remains

NASA’s VIPER to hunt water on Moon by 2022

WASHINGTON: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has planned to send a golf cart-sized robot named VIPER to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface. It is an effort by NASA to assess

NASA schedules all-female spacewalk for today

NEW YORK: The tour to international space conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s two women astronauts is scheduled to happen on Friday. The astronauts, Christina Koch and Anne McClain, will go on a mission that would last

NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits

MIAMI: Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those of the Apollo-era.