Tag: space


India’s First Civilian Astronaut Launched To Space Aboard Blue Origin’s NS-25 With Five Others

Blue Origin has launched India's first civilian astronaut and second person to fly to space after Rakesh Sharma. Gopichand Thotakura was launched to space on May 19, 2024, with five other crew members, at around 8:07 pm IST, as part of NS-25, Blue Origin's seventh human spaceflight mission, from Launch Site One in West Texas. Thotakura's fellow crew members are: Mason Angel, Sylvain Chiron, Ed Dwight, Ken Hess, and Carol Schaller. The mission lasted nearly 10 minutes. Blue Origin's human Source link

‘Robotic transport system’: Nasa announces plans to build first railway system on Moon – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nasa is preparing to send astronauts back to the moon and has announced its plan to construct first lunar railway system, known as FLOAT (Flexible Levitation on a Track). Engineers at Nasa 's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California are currently developing the FLOAT system.According to Nasa's blog post, the project is designed to create a "robotic transport system" that will support the future lunar activities of astronauts visiting the moon, the space agency stressed on the importance of this transport system for the daily functioning of a sustainable lunar base in the 2030s.A robotics expert at Nasa 's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ethan Schaler said, "We want to build the first lunar railway system, which will provide reliable, autonomous, and efficient payload transpor...

‘Lots Of Paperwork, Desi Kadak Chai’: Garcetti’s ‘Year In Review’ On Completing 1 Year As Envoy

United States Ambassador Eric Garcetti marked his one-year anniversary as the US Ambassador to India with reflections on the journey, highlighting significant achievements and milestones in a video posted on social media platform X. The Ambassador's remarks encapsulated a year marked by diplomacy, deepening ties, and cultural immersion. In his 'Year in Review' video, Ambassador Garcetti expressed gratitude for the opportunity to represent his country in India, a role he described as an honor and privilege. He reminisced about the whirlwind of activities, from delving into diverse cultures to forging stronger bonds between the two nations.  Reflecting on the year's accomplishments, Ambassador Garcetti emphasised the significant progress made in bilateral ...