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SpaceX Crew 2: Key Facts

The SpaceX Crew 2 is the second crewed flight of Crew Dragon spacecraft. It is the third overall crewed orbital flight. Under Crew 2 Mission, NASA and SpaceX together transported four astronauts to the International Space Station. About Crew 2 It transported four members from international space agencies and from NASA to the International Space ..

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What is Proning?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently issued guidelines on proning for self-care for COVID-19 patients at home. Under the new guidelines, the ministry has advised the COVID-19 patients to practice proning if they are facing breathing difficulties. Background The number of COVID-19 cases in India is increasing rapidly. This has put hospitals under ..

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NASA SHIELDS Mission: To Study Interstellar Space

NASA recently launched the SHIELDS Mission from the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Mission is to study light from interstellar particles in the heliosphere. What is SHIELDS? SHIELDS is Spatial Heterodyne Interferometric Emission Line Dynamics Spectrometer. It will fly to a height of 300 kilo metres. At this height SHIELDS can see light ..

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COVIRAP Technology

The IIT Kharagpur has successfully commercialised the healthcare product COVIRAP. What is COVIRAP? COVIRAP is a diagnostic technology to detect COVID-19 virus. The technology is also capable of testing influenza, dengue, malaria. Tuberculosis and Japanese Encephalitis. Also, the technology can be used to test other vector borne diseases. The testing cost of the COVIRAP based ..

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MOXIE- Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment

The Perseverance rover of Mars 2020 Mission of NASA recently converted carbon dioxide into oxygen. This is the first time this has been achieved in another planet. This was achieved by MOXIE, an instrument placed in the front side of the rover. What is MOXIE? MOXIE is Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilisation Experiment. It is ..

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