- SpaceX with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying nearly 6,000 pound of research equipment, cargo and supplies has successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Thursday.NASA's InSight lander 'hears' Martian wind
NASA's InSight lander, which touched down on Mars on November 26, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian wind on the Red Planet, the NASA said.InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (5 to 7 metres a second) on December 1, from northwest to southeast, NASA said on Friday. Citing NASA, Xinhua news agency reported the winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit. "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat," said Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "But one of the things our mission is dedicated to is measuring motion on Mars, and naturally that includes motion caused by sound waves." According to NASA, two very sensitive sensors on the spacecraft detected these wind vibrations: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on the lander's deck, awaiting deployment by InSight's robotic arm. The two instruments recorded the wind noise in different ways. The air pressure sensor, which will collect meteorological data, recorded these air vibrations directly. The seismometer recorded lander vibrations caused by the wind moving over the spacecraft's solar panels, which are each 7 feet (2.2 metres) in diameter and stick out from the sides of the lander like a giant pair of ears. This is the only phase of the mission during which the seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), will be capable of detecting vibrations generated directly by the lander, said NASA. In a few weeks, it will be placed on the Martian surface by InSight's robotic arm, then covered by a domed shield to protect it from wind and temperature changes. It will detect the lander's movement through the Martian surface, said NASA. SEIS is recording vibrational data that scientists later will be able to use to cancel out noise from the lander when SEIS is on the surface, allowing them to detect better actual marsquakes. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet.Aliens might have visited Earth, but we missed: NASA
Scientists keep on observing if there is traces which could indicate extraterrestrial life in the universe. Recently, an expert from NASA says that aliens may have already visited Earth but we humans missed to notice their arrival.NASA Probe predicts, asteroid may hit Earth in 150 years
NASA's Osiris-Rex reached the desired destination and revealed many things. The probe flew on December 3 to within a dozen miles of skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years.NASA to launch sounding rocket to check Earth's leaky atmosphere
NASA scientists recently came to know that the Earth's atmosphere is leaking into space. To confirm the finding, the space agency is all set to launch a sounding rocket to get a closer look at how the phenomenon is taking place.NASA Probe to reach Asteroid Bennu on Dec 3.
NASA spacecraft engineered to explore asteroid Bennu is on course to arrive its destination on December 3, the US space agency reports. The spacecraft has been designed to bring small sample from asteroid to Earth.NASA selects these private companies for upcoming moon mission.
NASA has finally selected nine companies that will compete for billions of dollars in contracts to take small payloads for the agency to the surface of the moon.NASA's InSight lands on Mars, sends first pictures
Cheers and applause were seen at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as its unmanned lander – InSight – successfully landed on the surface of Red Planet. Based on the first pictures sent by the spacecraft, it looks to be in good shape so far.NASA Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet, set to detect 'marsquakes'
After six month journey through space, NASA spacecraft, Mars InSight nears the Red Planet. It is the space agency's first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a world closer to Mars.ISS celebrates 20 years in space: Interesting facts you should know
The International Space Station (ISS) successfully completes 20 years now since its launch on Russian rocket. For long time the ISS has collected memorable moments in the history of human's journey to space. The space station was launched as a single cargo module but now it has become one of its kinds orbiting the Earth.Top Stories