First woman will walk the moon by 2024

Only 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon so far – all of them males and all of them American. One of the two is expected to change, thanks... Read more »
Artist's concept of the InSight Lander (Image: NASA)

Marsquake: NASA’s InSight lander detects seismic activity on Mars

NASA’s InSight lander, which landed on Mars in November last year seems to have detected ‘seismic activity’, suggesting the probable existence of  ‘marsquakes’ on the red planet. The faint rumble, which is... Read more »
An image of Cygnus NG11, the rocket which will be shuttling Nepal's first satellite into space.

NepaliSat-1 on its way to space

Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1, has successfully lifted up today at 2:00 am (Nepali time) from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia, USA. CYGNUS NG11, a Northrop Grumman Antates rocket on its 11th operational... Read more »
An image of Cygnus NG11, the rocket which will be shuttling Nepal's first satellite into space.

‘NepaliSat-1’ – Nepal’s first satellite to be launched from the US tomorrow

Tomorrow, at 20:46:00 UTC (02:31 NST), Nepal’s first satellite will be launched into space. The satellite, NepaliSat-1, weighing 1.3 kilograms is expected to reduce Nepal’s dependency on foreign satellites and was made possible... Read more »

1st Female Spacewalk won’t happen due to a spacesuit size issue

Aimed at marking Women’s History Month 2019, NASA had announced an ‘all female spacewalk’ – however, due to an issue of spacesuit sizing that will not be happening. NASA, on 25 March,... Read more »

Women’s History Month: First all-female spacewalk

Abiding by Women’s History Month, two women astronauts from NASA are set to conduct the first ever all-female spacewalk, according to NASA. Two women astronauts, 39 year-old Anne McClain and 40 year-old... Read more »
A view of Earth's atmosphere from space. Credits: NASA

The ozone layer is recovering

Do you remember reading about CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) and  other harmful chemicals burning a hole in our ozone layer? Well, good news. Due to a globally united collective action, the 1987 Montreal Protocol,... Read more »

‘Hippo-shaped’ asteroid to fly close to Earth

An asteroid’s close approach to Earth this Christmas has revealed it to be similar in shape to a “hippopotamus wading in a river”, according to NASA. The object, called 2003 SD220, is... Read more »

NASA’s spacecraft successfully lands on Mars and sends back a picture of itself

The spacecraft took the snap of the Red planet using a camera fixed on its robotic arm. The rocky surface of Mars can be clearly seen with the Insight rover in the... Read more »
NASA tweeted this image of the sapling.

There is new life growing aboard the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor planted two new crops in a special garden aboard the International Space Station on Thursday, Oct. 25. If all goes well, the ‘Red Russian’ kale and ‘Dragoon’ lettuce, will be ready to... Read more »