Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicInternational Space Station

Topic: International Space Station

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.

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.

Can bacteria ‘migrate’ to other planets & survive? What a Japanese space experiment found

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Dawn of commercial space travel: SpaceX successfully propels 2 NASA astronauts into orbit

With the liftoff, SpaceX became the first private company to launch people into orbit, a feat achieved previously by only three governments: the US, Russia and China.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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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