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Mark Zuckerberg to hold Facebook ‘Live Q&A’ on June 14

NEW DELHI: After chatting with International Space Station (ISS) astronauts recently via Facebook Live , Mark Zuckerberg will now be holding a ‘Live Q&A session’ on June 14 at 11:30am Pacific Time. (or June 15 at 12:00am Indian Standard Time). In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said, “When I travel around the world, I like to hold Town Hall Q&As with ... Read More »

A virtual journey to space station

GURGAON: The now-retired International Space Station (ISS) commander Chris Hadfield may have become an overnight internet sensation with his zero-gravity rendering of the David Bowie classic ‘Space Oddity,’ performed more than 400 kilometres above the earth’s surface. But the real unearthly delight lay in Hadfield’s superb series of space photographs, captured over a period of the five months he spent ... Read More »

Star Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield retiring

Ottawa, Jun 11:  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield announced yesterday his retirement after a five-month mission to space that captivated the world with his Twitter microblog. “It has been an incredible adventure,” Hadfield, 53, said of his 35 years of service as a Cold War fighter pilot and astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency. Describing his recent mission to the International ... Read More »

ESA launches record cargo for International Space Station

Kourou (Guyana), June 6: A record 6.6 tonnes of cargo were hurtling towards the International Space Station after being blasted into orbit by a European rocket from French Guiana. The space freighter with food, water, oxygen, science experiments and special treats for the ISS astronauts was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou as planned at ... Read More »

Soyuz space capsule lands safely

A Soyuz space capsule with a crew of three returned from a five-month mission to the International Space Station and landed safely Tuesday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, American Thomas Marshburn, and Russian Roman Romanenko landed as planned southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 8-31 a.m. local time Tuesday (10-31 p.m. EDT Monday night). Live ... Read More »

Astronauts replace pump to tackle ISS ammonia leak

Moscow: Expedition 35 crew members have removed and replaced a pump on a cooling system of the International Space Station (ISS) that may be leaking ammonia, NASA said. The astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn — have removed “a 260-pound pump controller box that may be the source of an ammonia leak on the International Space Station and replaced it ... Read More »

How ISRO can join hands with private enterprise

With demand for launches doubling, the space agency wants industry to step up. What will it take for the two sides to pull this off? A rocket blasting into space doesn’t make news today, such routine are satellite launches and so mature is technology. But, in May, a rocket launch by Californian company SpaceX made news. In fact, it made ... Read More »

Three-man Soyuz crew blasts off for space station

Two rookie cosmonauts and a NASA shuttle veteran rocketed into orbit aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft today and set off for the International Space Station. Joining them were 32 medaka fish, bound for a zero-gravity research aquarium aboard the lab complex. Under a clear afternoon sky, the workhorse Russian rocket roared to life at 4:51 p.m. local time (3:51 ... Read More »