Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicInternational Space Station

Topic: International Space Station

Standard dress code blue, but Russian cosmonauts board space station in Ukrainian flag colours

Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos were the first to arrive at the ISS since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war last month.

NASA plans to destroy the International Space Station. But here are the risks involved

After dozens of launches since 1998 got the ISS into orbit, bringing it down into the Pacific Ocean will be a feat of its own.

Alzheimer’s to asthma, scientists have a new method to crack diseases. And it’s in space

'Microgravity' at the International Space Station creates a unique environment to enhance certain experiments that are not possible while on Earth.

Russia shooting down satellite hints at future of International Space Station. It’s grim

While a moratorium on further testing of DA-ASAT weapons may take time, there is no reason why countries cannot start exchanging data on debris in outer space.

International Space Station will become a movie set for a week. But what about poop and garbage?

At least 45 films about space travel have received Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects, but in the case of Russian film ‘Challenge’, the visual effects will be real.

‘Countless’ interstellar objects found at edge of solar system & how bacteria make electricity

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

Boeing postpones Starliner flight to ISS twice in 24 hours after another glitch

Boeing postponed its launch of the Starliner just 2.5 hours short of launch. The unscrewed capsule was to demonstrate docking with the ISS.

Gene-editing experiment conducted in space for first time, paves way for crucial research

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

Scientists find largest cache of mystery fast radio bursts from space

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

SpaceX’s cargo capsule is carrying tardigrades, glowing baby squid to the space station

The Dragon capsule is carrying over 3000 kg of cargo including biological experiments and astronaut supplies as a part of the mission, and is expected to dock with the station Saturday.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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