WATCH | Dragon fires in space as it heads home

SpaceX successfully splashed down its Dragon spacecraft off the coast of Florida with cargo and supplies from the International Space Station late last weekend. The aerospace company has released a video showing the complex maneuver the spacecraft has to go through after detaching from the flying laboratory before…

A meteorite fall in Assam holds clues to Earth’s formation

The Earth’s surface is composed of three layers — the crust, mantle and core. While we know about crust (the outermost layer) formation and composition, very little is known about the mantle and the core, which are located below the crust. Researchers have now analysed a meteorite that could hold clues…

Bid of $28 million wins a rocket trip to space with Bezos

A seat on a spaceship ride with billionaire Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live auction on Saturday, concluding the month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on the Blue Origin’s maiden voyage next month. seat on a spaceship ride with billionaire Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live…

Perseverance hits the road: Rover begins search for ancient microbial life on Mars

Over the next several months, Perseverance will be exploring a four sq km patch of the crater floor, from where it will collect soil samples. The Perseverance rover trundling the surface of Mars began its most critical mission phase — looking for ancient microbial life. This phase of the mission began on June 1, the…

NASA Headquarters to be named as Mary W Jackson

Mary Jackson was NASA’s first African american female engineer who elevated america’s space program and led to a success of NASA’s program. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Jackson, a…