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NASA blamed for shutting down video to coverup UFO sighting

NASA blamed for shutting down video to coverup UFO sighting

A new UFO sighting has been claimed by UFO hunters. A live streaming video from the International Space Station (ISS) on July 9 has captured an unexplained object coming from space and moving towards earth. But then all of sudden the video feed was cut and its being said that NASA has cut the video feed.

After the video was being cut, the message started to appear on the screen that a temporary technical glitch has taken place. This is not the first time when people have watched NASA’s space station live feed and claimed of seeing strange objects nearby.

ISS getting an important piece of cargo next week

ISS getting an important piece of cargo next week

Next week, the International Space Station (ISS) is getting an essential part of cargo: a new International Docking Adapter, or IDA, enabling future crewed spacecraft to dock with the station automatically.

The installation of the huge metallic ring, measuring 63 inches in diameter, will ultimately be done on the Harmony module. This is the second ever IDA going into space, though the first one never in really made it to orbit as it got vanished when the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying it to the station disintegrated at the time of launch in June last year.

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RemoveDebris schedules space junk removal demonstrator’s launch for early 2017

RemoveDebris schedules space junk removal demonstrator’s launch for early 2017

The Surrey Space Centre led RemoveDebris will send a debris removal demonstrator in early next year. Space debris could cause harm to satellites sent from earth with a purpose. The mission will test potential of low-cost technologies to remove space junk.

Antares rocket’s return-to-flight likely to be delayed by more than a month until August

Antares rocket’s return-to-flight likely to be delayed by more than a month until August

Officials said the first launch of redesigned Antares rocket of Orbital ATK since an engine failure decided the destiny of a mission in 2014 will probably get delayed by over 30 days till August for the completion of analysis of data obtained during a first stage hotfire test.

The hold-down firing of the two new RD-181 engines of Antares rocket, which was held on May 31, was a main preparatory step for the cargo booster’s return-to-flight, which then Orbital ATK said would take place in July with a Cygnus supply ship going towards the International Space Station.

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NASA announces $500,000 worth prize competition to develop human vascularized organ tissue

NASA announces $500,000 worth prize competition to develop human vascularized organ tissue

NASA is collaborating with a non-profit organization, Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance, for a new prize competition worth $500,000. Main aim of the Vascular Tissue Challenge is to bring advancements in the field of bioengineering.

The prize would be divided in the first three winning teams that would create thick, metabolically-functional human vascularized organ tissue in a lab environment. The competition’s result would have the potential to bring significant advancements in the field of healthcare on earth.

New Record Set: Over 18,300 apply to become NASA astronaut

New Record Set: Over 18,300 apply to become NASA astronaut

Creating a new record, more than 18,300 people have applied for 14 or even less seats to become a NASA astronaut. This year’s record has broken the 1978 record when 8,000 applications were received.

NASA’s Administrator Charles Bolden said that it is not at all surprising for him to see so many Americans from different backgrounds to be interested in contributing to the upcoming Mars journey.

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Newton's apple seeds sent to ISS

Newton's apple seeds sent to ISS

The seeds of the apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton are going to be used by British astronaut Tim Peake in experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). The pips have originated from a tree in the orchard of Woolsthorpe Manor, birthplace of Newton, in Lincolnshire.

The seeds belong to the astronaut's mission known as Principia after Newton's book was published in 1687. The apple pips make part of a broader project to observe the impact of space travel on their growth.

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