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World’s first talking robot to go into space

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Tokyo: A talking robot that will accompany a Japanese astronaut in spa­ce this summer says the cosmic tour will be one gi­ant leap for androids everywhere. In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the

Isro astronauts to savour idlis, rasgullas in space

When Indian Space Research Organisation sends its men into space for the first time in 2016, they will not miss home food in the cosmos. Mysore-based Defence Food Research Laboratory has created and p

Russia brings astronauts safely back to Earth

Three astronauts today landed safely in the Kazakh steppe aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule after a stay of over five months aboard the International Space Station, Russian mission control said.

Soyuz lands safely in Kazakhstan, rattles nerves


Three astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station on Friday aboard a Soviet-era capsule whose mission follows an unprecedented spate of Russian space accidents.

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Send elderly astronauts to Mars - one way!


London: Colonisation of Mars would be faster and cheaper if astronauts behaved like the first settlers to come to North America - not expecting to go home, according to two scientists.

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Third spacewalk needed to fix station cooling system: Nasa

Astronauts need to conduct an extra, third spacewalk outside the International Space Station after their efforts to repair a failed cooling system on the orbiter fell short, Nasa said. "I really think

Suits for manned Mars mission 'being tested in Alps'

Planetary scientists are testing out suits for the first manned missions to Mars — by boldly going to the snow-capped Alps. This is because the scientists believe that conditions under Austria's Kaune

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.