Indian American Sunita Williams has said that space almost feels like home and it is amazing place to be in it. She was interacting with the students at the National Science Centre in the capital. Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest spacewalk by a woman astronaut, is right now in Delhi.
Amid the much speculation about the trace of life on Mars, the latest study and analysis has given hints that there may be harbored life there. According to NASA report, Mars could have harboured life as the analysis of rock sample collected by the robot probe Curiosity suggests.
India achieved partial success while test firing its first indigenous cruise missile 'Nirbhay' as it's lift-off was successful but the flight was terminated halfway. However, the scientists at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has tested this missile at Sea test range Chandipur, Odisha said that they have not been able to achieve complete range capability, but the mission objectives have been met.
In a major breakthrough for India as first time it has launched it?s first exclusive defence satellite GSAT-7 successfully in the space. GSAT-7 was successfully launched by European Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana today.
At midnight today, India will launch its first ever navigation satellite IRNSS-1A (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1A) in the Indian space. The satellite is intended to provide terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation services and help in disaster management. The system is similar to the global satellite positioning (GPS) of the US and other countries.
NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) created history after using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps). LLCD is NASA's first system for two-way communication using a laser instead of radio waves. It also has demonstrated an error-free data upload rate of 20 Mbps transmitted from the primary ground station in New Mexico to the spacecraft currently orbiting the…
Indian origin astronomer Sunita Williams, who holds the record for the longest single space flight by a woman - 195 days, has demonstrated how astronauts use toilets in the zero-gravity International Space Station in a newly released video. The former station commander has been explaining about the 12.5-million- pound hi-tech facilities as part of a fascinating video tour she compiled before returning to earth last November, the Mirror reported.
The laser-shooting ChemCam instrument aboard the Curiosity rover currently searching the surface of Mars for signs of habitability has shown what appears to be a common feature on the surface of some very different Martian rocks during Curiosity's first 90 days on the Red Planet. But exactly what that common feature is remains an intriguing mystery. The ChemCam instrument uses an extremely powerful laser to vaporize a pinpoint of rock surface.
Foreign women tourists and children should be provided adequate security, Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi said, expressing distress at the reported attempt to assault a British woman in Agra, the tourism ministry said. Chiranjeevi said he had also spoken to the union home minister and expressed concern, requesting that a system be put in place to ensure the safety and security of all tourists, especially women and children.
Thanks to ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, scientists have identified a star and a black hole that orbit each other at the dizzying rate of once every 2.4 hours, smashing the previous record by nearly an hour. The black hole in this compact pairing, known as MAXI J1659-152, is at least three times more massive than the Sun, while its red dwarf companion star has a mass only 20 percent that of the Sun. The pair is separated by roughly a million kilometres.