India's first human space flight likely to have woman on board
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:13 AM
India's first human space flight, scheduled to be launched sometime in the second half of 2021, will, most likely, have at least one woman astronaut on board. Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Sivan told The Indian Express that women candidates would be actively considered, although he would not like to pre-judge the selection process which was still to start.
NASA selects 9 US companies to make lunar robotic payloads
Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:45 PM
US-based space agency NASA announced nine-commercial American-companies in partnership to develop lunar robotic landers in the coming decade. NASA would buy space on commercial robotic landers to deliver payloads to the lunar-surface, missions that could start as early as next year, Xinhua news agency reported. Those companies are eligible for competing for NASAs contracts valued at $2.6 billion, according to the US-based space agency.
TRAPPIST-1 system likely hosts Earth-like ocean world
Friday, November 23, 2018, 8:07 PM
At least one of the seven rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could be an Earth-like ocean world, say scientists who created updated climate models for the exoplanets. Researchers from University of Washington in the US said that due to an extremely hot, bright early stellar phase, all seven of the star's worlds may have evolved like Venus.