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President Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Katherine Johnson (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obit: Katherine Johnson, who inspired Hidden Figures, opened many doors for women of colour

Katherine Johnson, the pioneering mathematician whose life was portrayed in the 2016 hit film Hidden Figures, has died. She was 101.

Published on 25th February 2020
Boeing Starliner at Cape Canaveral (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)

NASA plans hasty return to Earth as off-kilter mission clock throws Boeing's Starliner capsule into wrong orbit

Boeing's new Starliner capsule ended up in the wrong orbit after lifting off on its first test flight Friday, a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year.

Published on 21st December 2019
Irving Burgie (Source: Internet)

Irving Burgie, songwriter of calypso hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), dies at 95

Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularise Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), has died at the age of 95.

Published on 2nd December 2019
Banarasi Lal Chawla (Photo: IANS)

'All I did was not to clip her wings,' says Kalpana Chawla's father at documentary screening

Proud father Banarasi Lal Chawla says his daughter was an angel who came to inspire many before she flew away to find her space among the stars.

Published on 29th October 2019
Low blood pressure? (Photo: IANS)

Low blood pressure? NASA study recommends daily one-hour exercise, proper hydration

Suffering from low blood pressure? Do an hour or more of daily exercise and stay hydrated to improve the condition and control fainting or dizziness episodes, finds a NASA-funded study on astronauts.

Published on 20th July 2019
With Discovery at the National Air & Space Museum. Pic courtesy: NASA and Don Thomas

Former NASA astronaut Don Thomas, en route to Chennai, tells Indulge about his space missions 

Ever wondered what it would be like to venture out into space? We speak to former NASA astronaut Don Thomas prior to his India visit about spending 44 days in the final frontier

Published on 19th July 2019
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold at a preview of the core stage for NASA's Space Launch System (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

To the moon and beyond: Intense work underway at NASA to launch mega-rocket of the future

Crews are working around the clock at a NASA rocket factory, intent on meeting a new fall 2020 deadline to test launch a mega-rocket designed to propel astronauts to the moon and beyond.

Published on 30th June 2019

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