Los Angeles: The first US private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has returned to Earth. The private astronaut mission returned to Earth on Monday. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft splashed down off the coast of Jacksonville, in the southeastern US state of Florida, at 1:06 p.m. Monday, SpaceX confirmed. The crew undocked from […]
By Pramod K Nayar Counter-balancing the fictional/fantastic account of Star Trek, the first major spacetravel saga on TV, were images from the moon, from spacecraft leaving the solar system and the ‘Blue Marble’ photograph. Now there is also a genre of travel writing from outer space — the astrojournal. Footprints beyond Earth The critic Mary […]
Los Angeles: The first US private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is set to undock from the ISS on Saturday and return to Earth on Sunday, according to NASA. The mission, codenamed Ax-1, was launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 8, Xinhua news […]
Hyderabad: It has always been interesting to see how our home state or city looks from space. Adding some more excitement to that, NASA recently released a picture of how the city lights of Hyderabad looked from the International Space Station. The city lights are bordered by Nehru Outer Ring Road – pictured as the […]
Moscow: Russia’s space agency chief has warned the US that the slew of sanctions imposed on Moscow can “destroy our cooperation” on the International Space Station (ISS) and asked Washington if it wants to threaten India and China with the “possibility of a 500-tonne structure falling” on them. Russia and the US are the major […]
Hyderabad: The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest human-made object to fly in outer space and can be seen when they fly above our cities, if the conditions are right. Fortunately, Hyderabad will be able to catch the glimpse of the ISS several times this month. Between February 8 and 19, the station will […]
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) posted a series of videos on Twitter over the weekend, showing some of the ISS astronauts performing their favourite games sans gravity.