SpaceX launches Dragon cargo, but fails to land rocket perfectly

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo, but fails to land rocket perfectly

SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfully land its booster afterwards. “We have had a great liftoff,” said SpaceX commentator John Insprucker, as the Falcon 9 rocket soared into the sunny, blue […]

NASA to hire new ‘planetary protection officer’ for protection of Earth from aliens

NASA to hire new ‘planetary protection officer’ for protection of Earth from aliens

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA is hiring a new planetary protection officer to defend Earth from aliens and it comes with a six-figure salary. The role of the new officer is to ensure that humans in space do not contaminate planets and moons. Also, protection of Earth from alien matter is top priority […]

India to continue to saturate orbits with lot of satellites

India to continue to saturate orbits with lot of satellites

India which recently launched a record number of 104 satellites in one go, would continue to do so and “saturate” the orbits, a US space expert has told lawmakers but said it is not a matter of concern. “We should not be concerned with congestion. We should be concerned with not understanding where these things […]

NASA’s Voyager 1 ‘on edge of our solar system’

Washington: NASA’s venerable deep-space explorer Voyager 1 has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles from beyond our solar system has markedly increased, data from the spacecraft has indicated. Voyager scientists looking at this rapid rise draw closer to an inevitable but historic conclusion – that humanity’s first emissary to interstellar […]