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NASA Faces Trump Budget Cuts; No Europa Mission, No Asteroid Redirect Program Now

NASA is developing next generation supersonic jet which is quieter and efficient. (NASA Image)

US President Donald Trump, whose antics against climate change is already known, has axed NASA’s budget for study of weather changes, effectively altering the space agency’s Earth science program. The 2018 Budget requested $19.1 billion for the US space agency, a 0.8% decrease from the 2017 budget. It means the climate-studying mission PACE meant for study of ocean color to ...

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ISRO postpones Demo Re-Usable Launch Vehicle Lift-off

Originally scheduled to be launched today, the prestigious Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) being developed by Thumba-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) was delayed to April 2016 due to technical snags, said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). RLV(TD) is miniscule prototype of India’s space shuttle that can return to earth after lofting off satellites in their orbit. More than ...

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NASA reveals its most powerful rocket launcher ever from Orion

Armed with an asteroid hunter, lunar flashlight and DNA kit, NASA will launch the unmanned Orion spacecraft using the Space Launch System (SLS) – its largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built – in 2018. The US space agency plans to use the SLS’s massive lift capability to carry nearly a dozen nano-satellites to conduct science experiments beyond low-Earth orbit ...

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Successful Launch: Test Flight of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Boosts Mars Mission

The US space agency marked a major milestone on its mission to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space on Friday, travelling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. Following a perfect launch and more than four hours in Earth’s orbit, NASA’s Orion spacecraft made a splashdown in the ...

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NASA Joins InnoCentive, Seeks Ideas from Public to Reduce Radiation Exposure

The American space agency, NASA, is looking to the public for innovative ways to help mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions, a critical issue scientists and engineers must solve before astronauts travel to Mars. According to a statement, one of the major human health issues faced by future space travellers venturing beyond low-Earth orbit is the hazardous effects of ...

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NASA to Unveil Today Orion Spacecraft Ahead of First Test Flight on Dec. 4

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is all set to be revealed to the world on Monday in the space agency’s first step towards sending humans to deep space, ahead of its planned first test flight on December 4. Technicians have put the finishing touches to Orion’s crew module, marking the conclusion of NASA’s efforts to build and prepare the vehicle for its ...

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