The Times Of India Science
Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire offers space seats
It's the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue Moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world. Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX.
PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission: Isro places Brazilian satellite in orbit
The Indian Space Research Organisation placed Amazonia-1, an optical earth observation satellite from Brazil, into a sun synchronous polar orbit on Sunday. PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites lifted off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 10.24am.
Covid mutation that may weaken effectiveness of vaccines found
A new form of coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly in New York City and it carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines. As per the research by two teams, the new variant --B.1.526 -- first appeared in samples collected in New York in November. However, by the middle of February, it appeared in about one in four viral sequences in the database shared by the scientists.
SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch
A SpaceX Starship prototype rocket exploded on landing after an otherwise successful high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket.