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NASA Cargo Spacecraft Explodes Minutes After Launch

In a shocking incident, an unmanned commercial rocket carrying crucial scientific cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded moments after lift-off Tuesday evening. Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island Facility in Virginia, just six seconds after lift-off. “While NASA is disappointed that Orbital Sciences’ third contracted re-supply mission to the International ...

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NASA Arm Develops ‘Flying Firefighters’ with Drones to Control Forest Wild Fires

NASA is developing its own Drones to detect wildfires and also to extinguish them before they turn into major tragedies eroding forests, said researchersw at NASA’s Langley Research Centre in Virginia, terming them “flying firefighters”. Built at a cost of $5,000-$10,000, these unmanned drones would cost as little as $50 per flight and it is limited to 20 to 25 ...

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