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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.

Women pioneers to be focus as World Space Week kicks off today

The week from 4-11 October was designated annual World Space Week by United Nations in 1999. It involves events and outreach activities globally on subjects related to 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.

Richard Branson completes flight to edge of space & Jeff Bezos ‘can’t wait to join the club’

Later this month, Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt a suborbital trip on his company Blue Origin’s vehicle New Shepard.

Richard Branson takes off for space in test flight for ‘final frontier’ tourism

The Virgin Galactic crew, including an Indian-American, soared into clear skies over New Mexico a little after 8.30 am local time following a weather delay.

This unusual star cluster with two tails is set to dissolve as 100% black holes, in 1 bn yrs

The Palomar 5 star cluster is ejecting its stars and filling up with black holes. A billion years from now, it will dissolve fully as only black holes.

Jeff Bezos will fly to space next month on Blue Origin’s first passenger flight

Bezos-owned Blue Origin, one of several high-profile space-tourism companies, will carry out a suborbital space trip on 20 July, reaching an altitude of about 100km.

Tumbling Chinese rocket could re-enter Earth atmosphere soon but landing area not known

China drew NASA criticism last year when debris from another Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere, with pieces of debris as long as 39 ft landing in Cote d’Ivoire.

SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to ISS in reused rocket for NASA’s space mission

The astronauts should reach the International Space Station Saturday after a 23-hour ride in Dragon capsule. It's SpaceX's third crew flight launch in under a year.

Here are 5 ways in which space technology can help protect Earth

Meteorological satellites have long been used to forecast extreme weather events. Now, Space 2.0 and frontier technologies are being used to combat climate change.

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Morrison is rethinking cancelling Djokovic’s visa. It makes Australia Open look hicksville

Turning Serbia’s national hero into Australia’s national villain has been hard for the govt's 'operation sovereign borders' chapter.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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