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The Crew Dragon at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission, calls it ‘historic’

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts into orbit Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, marking the dawn of a new age in commercial space travel.
A SpaceX rocket

First human flight is just one step for SpaceX

SpaceX must now prove that its inexpensive human-capable flights have a commercial market and make a case for its longer-term exploration program.
A SpaceX rocket

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.

SpaceX’s historic NASA flight reset for Saturday on bad weather

The mission, the first of such in a commercially developed spacecraft, is the final major test of SpaceX’s human flight system before it can be certified to fly crews into space.
Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch with astronauts today will make space business really serious

The SpaceX launch Wednesday with a crew will heighten commercial interest in space and strengthen market forces already at work.
Night Sky

One day soon, satellites will outnumber the stars we see from Earth

SpaceX has plans to launch 30,000 satellites, in addition to the 12,000 already approved. This has raised concerns of satellites interfering with the viewing distant galactic objects.
A SpaceX rocket

‘Muscular mice’ take off for space, and over 50 polar bears ‘invade’ Russian village for food

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
A SpaceX satellite. Credit: Bloomberg

It’s time to bring in regulation for outer space

Growth of commercial space companies and the desire of more and more governments to exploit space is dramatically increasing collision risks.

No single ‘gay gene’ & even clean tattoo needles can trigger allergic reactions

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.
The International Space Station seen over New Zealand

NASA opens up the space station to tourists for $50 million a trip

Looking for a space getaway? A night at the NASA side of the International Space Station costs $35,000 for all amenities, including air.

On Camera

India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

The HCQ study mess: How 3 Indian researchers put reputation of Lancet, NEJM at stake

In episode 489 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the controversial studies that were retracted after scientists around the world raised questions on its data accuracy.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.