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ISS Computer, Antenna Replaced in Emergency Spacewalk, Functioning Normal

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the emergency repairs to the orbiting spacecraft and replace a failed computer on the outer side involving the unique spacewalk feat on Tuesday. Station’s Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Jack Fischer installed a pair of wireless communications antennas onto the outside of the Destiny lab, during ...

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Cygnus Soars Spaceward to Touch-base with ISS, Orbital ATK Scores Point

After a burst of smoke and column of flame, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Sunday lifted off the cargo-laden Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft onto an orbital path for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on December 9 to deliver grocery such as scientific experiments and supplies to its six-person crew of astronauts. The lift-off took ...

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PSLV C28 Mission Accomplished, All 5 Satellites Lofted with Precision

ISRO successfully launched the PSLV C-28 on time at 9:58 PM and it lofted off all the five satellites in their respective orbits as scheduled within 19 minutes, letting ISRO chief A.S. Krishna Kumar announce that it was “an achievement” for the Indian space agency. The lift-off process has began with the First Stage Ignition followed by Strap-on 1.2 Ignition ...

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Google Self-Driving Car Gets Green Signal, What Next?

  Google has announced that its prestigious and ambitious self-driving vehicle prototypes have been given green signal by the authorities in the US and that it would hit the roads of neighborhood in Mountain View, California soon. When Google started designing the world’s first fully self-driving vehicle, its goal was a vehicle that could shoulder the entire burden of driving ...

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4 Men Saved in Nepal Quake Caught Beneath Debris, Thanks to NASA Device FINDER

Four men trapped under as much as 10 feet of bricks, mud and other debris have been rescued in Nepal thanks to a new search-and-rescue technology developed in partnership by NASA in partnership with other agencies. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have ...

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ISRO Successfully Tests Cryogenic Engine for Next Generation Heavyload Launch Vehicle GSLV Mark III

Indian space agency ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine of 4-tonne capacity on Tuesday at Mahendragiri Propulsion Complex in Tamil Nadu, making it viable to send heavy load  satellites weighing up to 4 tonnes now. Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Twitter message: “The engine tested today will enable us to put satellites ...

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AIDS Vaccine Found? Drug eCD4-lg Proves Successful in Monkeys

Scientists have successfully conducted trials on monkeys a drug that can block AIDS virus strain Hiv1 and HIV2. The promising results obtained by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida, Harvard Medical School and about dozen more institutes, shows that the new drug candidate tested on rhesus macaques, or monkeys which can carry simian HIV virus that is similar ...

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BrahMos Testfired from INS Kolkata, Navy’s Newst Ship

India successfully test fired this morning the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from INS Kolkata, navy’s most powerful and newest warship, in Arabian sea, and the launch was flawless and met all pre-designated parameters, an official said. After the launch, BrahMos Aerospace spokesperson Praveen Pathak told IANS, that it was “first of this class, with two more in the pipeline.” The Indian ...

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Indian scientists clone near-extinct wild buffalo

By N.B. Nair Scientists at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI)  based in Karnal have successfully cloned a critically endangered wild buffalo found in Chhattisgarh. Only one female Asiatic wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) survives in Chhattisgarh’s Udanti-Sitanadi tiger reserve and forest officials have confined it in semi-captivity. NDRI scientists conducted a biopsy on its ear tissue and took it ...

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