Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicAstronaut

Topic: astronaut

Can Richard Branson be called an astronaut now? Maybe not, but his pilots certainly qualify

The term ‘astronaut’ is actually a job designation at NASA. But it would lose its charm if anyone can simply buy their way into being one.

NASA still unable to find out why the International Space Station is leaking air

The leak was detected in September 2019. NASA has instructed the crew to perform additional inspections on several windows, seals and valves with specialised detectors.

NASA is recruiting astronauts. And there are two basic requirements to apply

NASA is planning to land the next man and first woman on the moon by 2024.

Junk in space is a huge threat to everything from Internet to GPS & weather forecasts

More than 20,000 satellites, rocket pieces and collision fragments are orbiting earth & present a clear and present danger to satellite operations.

Remembering a Haryana girl who made Hindi Medium Type cool by becoming a heroic astronaut

Kalpana Chawla died in a space tragedy 15 years ago. But she brought home to me the Hindi Medium Type, or HMT, advantage.

On Camera

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

India-Pakistan army-to-army talks are long time coming, Gen Naravane and first NSP show

The fact is that Pakistan's army is its most important player. The Army is the only institution that it will sit with and listen to.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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