Friday, 3 February, 2023
TopicSpace travel

Topic: Space travel

Jeff Bezos travels to edge of space in Blue Origin’s first passenger flight

Amazon's Jeff Bezos space flight was with 3 others, including an 82-year-old, the oldest person to travel to space, and an 18-year-old, the youngest to travel to space.

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.

Branson made it to space, and Bezos will follow suit. But honestly, no one really cares

The space race appears to be more about ego than scientific advancement. Look at how Branson 'preponed' his trip before Bezos.

To reach Mars, the human body may need some updates

Human bodies are adapted to life on Earth, and aren’t likely to hold up well during journeys required to settle on the moon & Mars.

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.

Elon Musk’s top concern now is SpaceX getting to Mars before he dies

Speaking at a satellite conference, Musk said if Space X doesn't improve its pace of progress, he's 'definitely going to be dead' before the project reaches Mars.

In zero gravity, this is how poorly your brain will function

Gravity remains at the top of the science agenda and how reduced gravity affects the astronauts’ health – especially their brains.

Modi says ISRO eyeing human spaceflight in three years. The claim may not be far off

The space agency recently tested a crew bailout system, and a prototype was just developed for the Indian ‘vyomanaut’.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.