Monday, 16 May, 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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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties and Paris wants to work more closely with New Delhi to make India ‘more autonomous’ it producing its military equipment.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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