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SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station. "Soft capture," the moment when the spacecraft makes first contact and latching with the target vehicle, occurred at 10:16 am Eastern Time (1422 GMT). Watch now. (Text: AFP)

Historic SpaceX launch sends NASA astronauts into space

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.

History in the making: SpaceX propels two NASA astronauts into orbit

SpaceX became the first private company to launch people into orbit, a feat achieved by US, Russia & China.

How coronavirus jumped from animals to humans decoded

This jump from species-to-species was the result of the ability of the virus to bind to host cells, a study shows.

IIT Madras' dredging methodology helps Odisha's Chilika Lake to triple Irrawaddy Dolphin population

New Delhi, May 29 () A research project by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has helped Odisha's Chilika lake, Asia's largest brackish water body, in tripling the population of the Irrawaddy dolphins.

Uflex joins hands with IIT-D, INMAS to develop PPE coverall

The PPE coverall comes with four-layered protection and anti-microbial coating and has been approved by DRDO for use by the front-line health workers fighting against COVID-19, Uflex said in a statement.

Half of COVID-19 cases may experience altered sense of taste: Study

The review, published in the journal Gastroenterology, could provide diagnostic hint for clinicians who suspect their patients might have the deadly disease.

'How coronavirus enters cells decoded, may help develop new drugs'

According to the researchers, including those from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the US, understanding how the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, enters cells, and comparing it to other coronaviruses, is key to identifying treatments against COVID-19.

Social distancing norms of 6 ft insufficient, virus can travel nearly 20 ft: Study

In the yet-to-be peer reviewed study, published as a preprint in medrXiv, the scientists used a comprehensive mathematical model to explore the evaporation, heat transfer, and projectile motion of respiratory droplets under different temperature, humidity, and ventilation conditions.

Perseverance rover: From Baker Street to Mars

American space agency NASA’s latest Mars mission, the Perseverance rover is set to land on the red planet on February 18, 2021.

Novel coronavirus mutations may not make it more infectious: Study

Novel coronavirus mutations may not make it more infectious: Study

Coronaviruses, like other RNA viruses, can develop mutations in three different ways: by mistake from copying errors during viral replication, through interactions with other viruses infecting the same cell, or they can be induced by RNA modification systems which are part of host immunity, the researchers explained.

IIT, North Texas varsity develop magnesium alloy which can replace steel, aluminium in automobiles

IIT, North Texas varsity develop magnesium alloy which can replace steel, aluminium in automobiles

The researchers say the current industrial application of wrought magnesium alloys in structural components is very limited due to their poor strength, poor ductility, yield strength asymmetry and lack of high strain rate superplasticity despite their density being two-third of aluminium and one-quarter of steel.

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

The inaugural launch had appeared to be going well until moments after the rocket was dropped from beneath the left wing of the jumbo jet dubbed Cosmic Girl. The highly modified jumbo jet took off from Mojave Air and Space Por t in the desert north of Los Angeles and flew out just beyond the Channel Islands, where the drop occurred.

SpaceX goes all out: NASA astronauts to launch in style

SpaceX goes all out: NASA astronauts to launch in style

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. -- you may know it as SpaceX -- is slated to send two astronauts into space on Wednesday. This will mark the first attempt by a private company to send astronauts into orbit. Only governments - Russia, the US, and China - have done that.NASA and SpaceX on Friday gave a "go" for the Demo-2 mission and on Saturday the crewmates -- Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken -- took part in a dress rehearsal of pre-launch events.

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

Elon Musk's Mars vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station -- the first time a for-profit company will carry astronauts into the cosmos.

Four Indian cosmonauts resume training in Russia for Gaganyaan mission

Four Indian cosmonauts resume training in Russia for Gaganyaan mission

Roscosmos further said, this week, the GCTC specialists are providing theoretical classes on the basics of astrogation, the basics of manned spacecraft control and the Russian language to the Indian cosmonauts.

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