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Gaganyaan: Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

The training of Gaganyaan’s four prospective astronauts in Russia has been put on hold as the facility where the exercise is being undertaken has been temporarily shut in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, sources said on Monday. The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India’s first …

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Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

Training of Astronauts in Russia Said to Be on Hold Due to Lockdown

The training of Gaganyaan’s four prospective astronauts in Russia has been put on hold as the facility where the exercise is being undertaken has been temporarily shut in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, sources said on Monday. The four test pilots of the Indian Air Force, chosen for India’s first …

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Future Astronauts Could Use Their Own Urine to Build Bases on Moon’s Surface: Study

Future Astronauts Could Use Their Own Urine to Build Bases on Moon’s Surface: Study

Scientists have discovered that the urea present in the human urine could one day be used as a building material to make structures on the Moon. As per new study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, urea could be used in making concrete for lunar structures. This comes at …

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ISS Astronauts Grow Earth-Like Fresh Lettuce in Space

ISS Astronauts Grow Earth-Like Fresh Lettuce in Space

The astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have managed to successfully cultivate salad crop — red romaine lettuce — that is free of disease-causing microbes and safe to eat, and is at least as nutritious as Earth-grown plants. This feat was achieved despite being grown under lower gravity and …

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Space-grown lettuce is safe to eat, says study. Delicious, say astronauts

Red romaine lettuce was one of the first plants grown on the space station.

“Awesome! Tastes good! I like that! It’s fresh!” they said, between bites of the “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce. It was the first time astronauts were able to enjoy the fruits of their labor after growing produce from seeds and harvesting it. Ice cream was possible in space before fresh vegetables …

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NASA Seeks Next Generation of Astronauts for Mars and Moon Missions

NASA Seeks Next Generation of Astronauts for Mars and Moon Missions

Wanted: The next generation of astronauts to walk on the Moon and journey to Mars. You’ll need a relevant Master’s degree, be prepared to live and work 250 miles (400 kilometres) above Earth on the International Space Station, and be a US citizen. NASA announced Tuesday it was seeking to …

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