SpaceX Crew Dragon Departs ISS for Earth With Two US Astronauts

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:05:24 +0530 - science

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida.

NASA Astronauts Riding SpaceX Capsule Poised for Weekend Return, Weather Permitting

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 19:06:16 +0530 - science

The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Drago are due to return on Sunday after a nearly four-month voyage that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.

NASA’s Mars-Bound Spaceship Carrying Perseverance Rover Faces Technical Issues

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:27:40 +0530 - science

NASA spaceship Mars 2020, carrying the Perseverance rover, is experience technical difficulties and is running on essential systems only, the agency said. Data indicate the spacecraft had entered a state known as safe mode, likely because a part of the spacecraft was a little colder than expected.

NASA's New Mars Rover 'Perseverance' Launched, Seeks Signs of Life

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 17:41:31 +0530 - science

NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on Earth's planetary neighbour.

UK Researchers Trial Robots to Ease Social Care Burden During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:30:44 +0530 - science

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, have programmed robots to perform tasks normally carried out by care workers. The experiment, called Ambient Assisted Living, will initially focus on finding solutions for priority groups, whose vulnerabilities have been compounded by social isolation measures required during the pandemic...

NASA’s Mars Rover Perseverance Poised for Launch Today

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:59:40 +0530 - science

NASA's latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is set for launch today on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life, and to fly a helicopter-drone on another world for the first time.

China Mars Probe Tianwen-1 Photographs Earth en Route to Red Planet

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:59:17 +0530 - science

China's first Mars probe, Tianwen-1, has beamed back a photo of the Earth and the Moon as it heads toward its destination. The image was taken 1.2 million km away from Earth, three days after launch.

Scientists Revive Microbes From 100 Million Years Ago

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:39:41 +0530 - science

Scientists have successfully revived microbes that had lain dormant at the bottom of the sea since the age of the dinosaurs, allowing the organisms to eat and even multiply after eons in the deep.

Virgin Galactic Offers a Peek at Passenger Rocket SpaceShipTwo’s Cabin

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:19:04 +0530 - science

Virgin Galactic revealed the cabin of its commercial spaceliner, SpaceShipTwo, in an online event. Featuring a dozen windows for viewing, the spacecraft also features mood lighting and G force-adjusting seats.

NASA Mars Rover Perseverance Is Brawniest and Brainiest One Yet, to Lift Off on July 30

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:19:07 +0530 - science

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, set for lift off this Thursday, is the space agency’s most advanced Martian probe yet. Its super-sanitised sample return tubes — for rocks that could hold evidence of past Martian life — are the cleanest items ever bound for space.

School Girls in India Discover Earth-Bound Asteroid

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:54:21 +0530 - science

Two 14-year-old girls from India have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope. They have been receiving training at the SPACE India private institute.

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Robot Assisted Surgeries Could Make Hospital Visits Safer

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 17:23:39 +0530 - science

Robotic-Assisted Surgery is a surgical procedure that involves robotic instruments to treat patients with diseases such as colorectal cancer. Robotic surgeries are deemed less "painful" with "fewer complications."