Saturday, 26 November, 2022

Topic: Astronauts

Europe names world’s first ‘parastronaut’ to work in space

European Space Agency picked former British Paralympic sprinter, John McFall, to be part of a study to assess conditions needed for people with disabilities to be part of future missions.

SpaceX sends four civilians into space on first private flight

The flight marks SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s first entry in the competition for space tourism dollars.

Four ways astronauts can teach you to fix your work-from-home posture

Common poor desk posture is actually similar to the posture astronauts adopt during spaceflight in zero-gravity. Keeping the spine in shape is key.

A historic all-women spacewalk outside International Space Station, finally

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

NASA unveils new spacesuits for astronauts for 2024 Moon mission

The new spacesuits are built on the existing design of the suits worn by astronauts at International Space Station and offer better resistance to lunar dust.

Building thick houses & eating tomatoes: The unexpected realities of living on the moon

The question is whether we as a society have the stomach for lunar settlement, as well as lunar lettuce, or not.

Croissant-shaped Earthlings to greet the next astronaut who sets foot on moon 

Tardigrades, water-dwelling micro-animals, are present everywhere life has been on Earth — from the deepest seas to the tallest mountains.

In zero gravity, this is how poorly your brain will function

Gravity remains at the top of the science agenda and how reduced gravity affects the astronauts’ health – especially their brains.

On Camera


A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.