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Who is Artemis? The lunar goddess who serves as inspiration for NASA's moon mission
World

Who is Artemis? The lunar goddess who serves as inspiration for NASA's moon mission

NASA has a long history of naming its missions after mythological figures. Starting in the 1950s, many rockets and launch systems were named after Greek sky deities, like Atlas and Saturn, whose Greek name is Cronos

As Kalpana Chawla documentary releases, father Banarasi Lal Chawla recollects her perseverance, passion for education
Life

As Kalpana Chawla documentary releases, father Banarasi Lal Chawla recollects her perseverance, passion for education

Before becoming the first woman of Indian origin to go to space, Kalpana Chawla was the sole woman in her Bachelor's in Aeronautical Engineering class at the Punjab Engineering College. Her father Banarasi Lal Chawla spoke with Firstpost in the run-up to the 8 March, International Women's Day premiere of a documentary based on Kalpana's life.

Women-only crew of six astronauts set off on a pioneering analog 'Mars' mission in Hawaii
science

Women-only crew of six astronauts set off on a pioneering analog 'Mars' mission in Hawaii

The Sensoria I mission will last from 4 to 18 January, when the crew will resurface from the Mars habitat.

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir head out for the first ever all-female spacewalk
science

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir head out for the first ever all-female spacewalk

Friday’s spacewalk is in line with the U.S. space agency’s aim to ramp up inclusivity in space.

NASA might not be able to keep to the 2024 timeline for Artemis moon mission
science

NASA might not be able to keep to the 2024 timeline for Artemis moon mission

An official told Congress that it’s good for NASA to have an aggressive goal, but many things need to come together for it to happen.