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  • NASA to turn ISS into perfect Earth-observing platform September 9, 2014

    Washington: In a move to monitor our planet better, NASA is adding a number of Earth-observing instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the orbital laboratory's unique vantage point in space. The launch of a NASA ocean winds sensor to the ISS in September inaugurates...
  • Watch: Honey Singh grooving to his new song 'Isse Kehte Hain Hip Hop' June 21, 2014

    Honey Singh has released his new song 'Isse Kehte Hain Hip Hop' on YouTube. The rapper as usual shows off his swag in the music video and dances to beat in a black outfit and gold accessories. The song also features Lil Golu, who is making his music debut with...
  • NASA sends hi-tech 'sandals' into space May 30, 2014

    London: NASA has sent a pair of high-tech 'space sandals' to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts' bones and muscles. The ForceShoe will be worn by astronauts to further our knowledge of the forces at play when operating at zero gravity....
  • NASA feels pinch of US government shutdown October 14, 2013

    The nearly two-week-long US government shutdown has had a marked effect on NASA as most of its employees were laid off and many programmes and experiments halted, a former NASA official said. George Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center located in Houston, told Xinhua that 97 percent of the...
  • NASA sending world's first 3D printer into space August 14, 2013

    Washington: NASA is set to launch world's first zero-G-ready 3D printer into space next year, during its resupply mission to the International Space Station, so that parts can be built on-demand in space. Space manufacturing company Made in Space's customised 3D printer will be the first device to manufacture parts...
  • Swati Chitnis to add more drama to 'Sasural Simar Ka' July 30, 2013

    Mumbai: After focussing on the love of two sisters, TV show 'Sasural Simar Ka' shifts focus to new characters Falak Naaz and Swati Chitnis, and the latter says a lot is going to happen after she enters the show. While Falak will be seen in the negative role, Swati will be...
  • Watch: Canadian astronaut's music video aboard International Space Station May 14, 2013

    A music video shot aboard the International Space Station by a Canadian astronaut gets over 1.5 million hits on YouTube. ...
  • Sunita Williams returns after 4 months in space November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Record-setting Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with two other cosmonauts returned to Earth on Monday after four months in orbit. The Soyuz capsule, carrying the astronauts, touched down on the steppes of central Kazakhstan at 7.50 am IST. It was a perfect landing for Williams and two astronauts,...
  • Sunita Williams greets Indians from space on Diwali November 14, 2012

    New York: Indians around the world got a special Diwali message from outer space as the Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams sent out warm wishes on the occasion from the International Space Station. Floating upside down in the space station as she appeared on the screen before the Indian tricolour for...
  • US: Sunita Williams voted by absentee ballot November 7, 2012

    Houston: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, currently in space floating around in zero-gravity, voted for US presidential polls by absentee ballot. Sunita, along with flight engineer Kevin Ford, exercised her franchise in July while stationed in Russia even before heading up to the station aboard Soyuz ships launched from the Baikonur...
  • Sunita Williams takes command of ISS September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian-origin American astronaut Sunita Williams formally took charge of the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. This makes her only the second woman to command the ISS in its nearly 12 years of permanent occupancy. Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka formally handed over to Sunita Williams at a traditional...
  • Sunita Williams: Russian spacecraft docks at ISS July 17, 2012

    Houston: Record-setting Indian-American cosmonaut Sunita Williams along with two other astronauts on Tuesday docked their Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station for a four-month stay. 46-year-old NASA astronaut Williams, Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency flight engineer Akihiko Hoshide arrived at the ISS after two days...
  • Sunita Williams set for her second space visit July 14, 2012

    Baikonur: NASA astronaut Sunita Williams says she is ready for her second expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). Williams, who has been assigned as the next commander of the ISS, says she is impatient to meet members from Expedition-32, who have been on board ISS since mid-May. Daughter of an...
  • Star Parivaar Awards 2012: And the winners are... March 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Star Parivaar Awards is one of the most awaited events for the television industry. Lately held Star Parivaar Awards 2012 also turned out to be celeb-studded event. The Star Parivaar Awards 2012 saw talent from the channel's shows being awarded across various categories like favourite beta, favourite beti, mazedaar...
  • Astronauts rush to safety as space junk whizz by March 25, 2012

    Washington: Six International Space Station (ISS) astronauts rushed to safety as a piece of a Russian satellite whizzed by. The astronauts orbiting 320 km above the planet were stirred from their slumber Saturday to jump into emergency escape pods. They were told by the ground control to scramble into two docked...
  • Mona Wasu wins Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao September 5, 2009

    New Delhi: After two months of performing deadly stunts and struggling to survive in Malaysia's largest tropical rain forest, TV actress Mona Wasu was voted and crowned the 'Jungle Queen' on Friday at the grand finale of Sony TV's Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao reality show. "I am very thankful to...
  • Space shuttle Endeavour set to land back to earth July 31, 2009

    The US space shuttle Endeavour is all set to land back to earth on Friday after a 16-day mission. The shuttle is scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Centre. The first landing attempt is scheduled for 10:48 am, (20:18 pm Indian standard Time). If the shuttle cannot touch down...
  • Shweta Tiwari quits Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao July 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Actress Shweta Tiwari, has called it quits from reality TV show Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao. The reason – She says she wants to be with her daughter, but that's not all. Shweta Tiwari also claimed that the living conditions in the jungle were unhygienic,...
  • Once bitten, twice shy: Celebs walk out of reality show July 22, 2009

    Mumbai: It was a reality show scheduled to last for two months. But eight of the 10 celebrities on Sony Television's Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao have reportedly already packed their bags. This came after Akashdeep Saigal, a contestant on the show, performed a task called ‘Fill your Face’ where...
  • US astronauts install porch on ISS July 19, 2009

    Washington: The crews of the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station have successfully installed a four-ton "porch" to the station's Japanese laboratory. US astronauts Dave Wolf and Timothy Kopra completed a five-hour and 32-minute spacewalk on Saturday to prepare the way for astronauts using a robotic arm inside the...
  • Get real: Gear up for new reality TV shows July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The small screen is buzzing with a number of new reality shows. From finding a groom to living in a jungle, this is as real as it can get. Shows like Sach Ka Saamna hosted by actor Rajeev Khandelwal, Rakhi Ka Swayamvar and Iss Jungle Se Mujhe...
  • Watch: Celebs ready for Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachaao July 15, 2009

    Our celebs would be saying Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachaao for the next two months as they are a part of a new reality show. CNN-IBN took a boat from the resort to the world's biggest rain forest dating back to a 130 million years - the Taman Negara in Malaysia,...
  • Atlantis could face weather turbulence June 22, 2007

    Kennedy Space Centre: Space Shuttle Atlantis is expected to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida later on Thursday. The NASA control room is keeping a close eye on chances of thunderstorms in the area. Meanwhile, the crew on Atlantis juggled construction on the international space station and...
  • Space tourist docks at space station April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Charles Simonyi, the fifth tourist to enter space docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday. The Soyuz capsule carrying Simonyi and two Russian cosmonauts docked automatically with the ISS. They loated into the space station about 90 minutes later. Simonyi appeared with the crew at the space station for...
  • Fly from India to US in 45 minutes? June 19, 2007

    New York: From New York to Mumbai in 45 minutes—an American company has developed an aircraft that it claims can do that in a years time. The Silver Dart hypersonic glider, developed by Chicago-based PlanetSpace, will be used to commercialise space travel and revolutionising air travel. Potentially, this would mean that...
  • Atlantis glides to a safe landing September 21, 2006

    Cape Canaveral (Florida): The US space shuttle Atlantis landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday after the first construction mission to the International Space Station since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Atlantis and its crew of six touched down before dawn following a 12-day mission that saw astronauts...