China has cancelled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighbouring Nepal, state media reported.
Hope Probe: Arab world’s 1st mission to Mars launched
Tokyo, (AP/UNB) July 20 — A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed away Monday on a seven-month journey to Mars, kicking off the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. Two previous attempts to launch the probe in the past week had to…
Two US astronauts to come home on SpaceX ship on August 2
The two US astronauts who reached the International Space Station (ISS) on board the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade will leave for Earth on August 1, NASA’s chief said Friday.
NASA’s Perseverance rover will scour Mars for signs of life
NASA’s most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance, launches from Earth on July 30, on a mission to seek out signs of ancient microbial life on what was once a river delta three-and-a-half billion years ago.
Astronauts arrive for NASA’s 1st home launch in decade
The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight.
Nepal rescuers search for 7 as avalanche hits hiking trail
Kathmandu, AP/UNB, Jan 21 – Special Nepalese army and government rescue personnel continued searching Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides missing since an avalanche swept across popular mountain trekking route.
Putin bemoans continued corruption at space base
Russian President Vladimir Putin is complaining to his cabinet that widescale corruption at Russia’s new space launch facility is continuing.
Deep-sea explorers find sunken Japanese WWII ship
Midway Atoll, OCT 19 (AP/UNB) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world’s oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the…
Space station’s 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk
Cape Canaveral, OCT 18 (AP/UNB) — Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century.That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421.
Israel discovers 5,000-year-old Canaanite city with temple
A huge 5,000-year-old Canaanite city with a ritual temple was discovered in the center of Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported on Sunday.
NASA sets 1st all-female spacewalk after suit flap in spring
The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation.
Director promises dank thrills in Thai cave boys rescue saga
Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain.
Trainee pilot lands plane safely after instructor passes out
A student pilot in Australia safely landed a light aircraft during a flying lesson, after his instructor passed out at the controls.
Don’t recall Apollo 11? Global festivities have you covered
Dhaka, Jul 2 (AP/UNB) – You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. There’s no shortage of events…
NASA’s InSight lander captures sunrise, sunset on Mars
Los Angeles, May 2 (Xinhua/UNB) – NASA’s InSight lander has captured a series of images of sunrise and sunset on Mars recently, according to a release of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on Wednesday. A camera on the…
Top 10 New Year resolutions
By Junaid Tahir A New Year’s resolution is a self commitment that a person makes to achieve personal goals, projects, or reforming of a bad habit. This commitment is the driving force to perform the corrective and preventive actions throughout…
Celebrating International Youth Day Wednesday
Danielle Nierenberg International Youth Day takes place on Wednesday, August 12th to celebrate youth and their ability to help create a better world. The theme of this year’s event is youth civic engagement to encourage young women and men to…