NASA: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States responsible for America’s Civilian Space Programme, Aeronautics and Space Research. It was founded 1958 by replacing National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

NASA launches Sentinel satellite to track Earth’s sea level rise

Published: November 22, 2020

On November 21, 2020, NASA launched the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to monitor oceans. The satellite was launched in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite launch was a part of the Mission Jason Continuity of Service. The mission was launched to measure the height of the ocean. Measuring the height of the ocean is ..

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SpaceX Crew-1 Mission: Four Astronauts launched into space

Published: November 16, 2020

On November 16, 2020, SpaceX launched four astronauts into the space under Mission Crew 1. The Crew Dragon capsule becomes the first spacecraft to be certified by NASA after 40 years. Being the first in a series, there will be regular flights by the SpaceX to the International Space Station. Highlights The SpaceX Falcon 9 ..

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Leonid Meteor Showers to reach their peak in India

Published: November 16, 2020

The Leonid Meteor Showers are to reach their peak in India between November 17, 2020 and November 18, 2020. For the year 2020, these showers are active between November 6 and November 30. What are Leonid Showers? The Leonids emerge from the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The comet takes 33 years to complete one revolution around the ..

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What is SpaceX-NASA’s upcoming CREW1 mission?

Published: November 13, 2020

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 14, 2020. The spacecraft will carry a crew of four people to the International Space Station (ISS) for a 6-month-long mission. Just before the mission, NASA has also provided its first spacecraft certification by certifying SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule ..

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NASA: Earth Surface Mass has deviated

Published: November 10, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that the Earth Mass has deviated in August 2020 as compared to that of 2004-09. According to NASA, the sea level increase may be due to the change in earth mass. Findings of NASA The change in earth mass is mainly caused due to land movement relative ..

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