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US makes history with first all-female spacewalk

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, a historic milestone as NASA prepares to send the first woman to the Moon. The mission was originally planned for earlier this year but had to be aborted due to […]

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In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted. “Christina, you may egress the airlock,” spacecraft communicator Stephanie Wilson told the pair shortly after […]

ISRO has not given up efforts to regain link with lander

Bengaluru, Oct 1: The ISRO has not given up efforts to spring Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram lying on the lunar surface back to life after a hard-landing more than three weeks ago, senior officials indicated on Tuesday. The Indian Space Research Organisation said on September 7 ground stations lost communication […]

India’s moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet

BENGALURU – India has located the spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon but has not been able to establish communication with it yet, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Tuesday. The lander was making a “soft” or controlled landing near the South Pole […]

Everything going according to plan, ISRO chief on proposed soft landing of ‘Vikram’ module

Bengaluru, Sep 6: Hours before Chandrayaan-2’s ‘Vikram’ module’s proposed soft landing on the Lunar surface, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said on Friday things are progressing as per plan for the much-awaited event. “We are eagerly waiting for the event. Everything is going according to the plan,” Sivan told PTI […]

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia’s first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit successfully docked at the International Space Station on Tuesday, following a failed attempt over the weekend, Moscow’s space agency said. The lifesize robot called Fedor copies human movements and can help astronauts carry out tasks […]

Russia sends ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by […]

ISRO to inject Chandrayaan2 into lunar orbit Tuesday

Bengaluru, Aug 19: In a significant milestone for India’s Moon mission, ISRO will fire Chandrayaan2’s liquid engine on Tuesday to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit. “It’s tomorrow morning (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It’s challenging,” Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan told PTI […]

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