Astronaut: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NASA’s astronaut Christina Koch creates world record

The noted astronaut of the US- based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Christina Koch recently completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. Christina Koch landed through a parachute at Kazakhstan, from the Russian Soyuz spacecraft she was onboard. She had created a record by spending 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS) ..

Update : India’s Manned Space Mission

India has decided to collaborate with a Russian organization to train and improve the Indians shortlisted for India’s first manned space flight, the Gaganyaan. The successful launch, flight and the recovery of the Gaganyaan will make India the fourth nation in the World with the ability to successfully launch and recover a man from space. ..

France signs pact with India to collaborate on ISRO’s first human spaceflight programme “Gaganyaan”

India and France has recently signed an agreement to collaborate on ISRO’s first human spaceflight programme “Gaganyaan”. It was announcement by French space agency president Jean-Yves Le Gall at the 6th edition of the Bengaluru Space Expo. The first step under the MoU is to exchange specialists to work on (space) medicine. The ambit of ..

Sunita Williams: second woman in history to take command of ISS

Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams took over the command of International Space Station (ISS). The traditional ceremony of change-of-command, Expedition 33 Sunita Williams took over the command from Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka in the Destiny Laboratory. 

Sally Ride: First American woman astronaut passed away

Sally Ride (61), the first US woman to travel into space passed away. In June 1983, at the age of 32, she blasted off in the US space shuttle Challenger. Ride graduated from Stanford University with master’s and doctorate degrees in physics. She became an astronaut in 1978. The First woman to travel into in ..