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Some facts about Government on social media

After the Union government had adopted social media platforms for governance, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has topped on Twitter in terms of followers compared to all the union ministries. While Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has the maximum number of Facebook likes. Social media has emerged as a major communication medium for government to ..

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NASA for first time emails hardware digital file for 3D printing on ISS

For the first time in history, NASA has emailed hardware digital file for 3D printing to International Space Station (ISS). Using this digital file, a ratcheting socket wrench (hardware) was manufactured using ISS’s onboard 3D printer. This 3D printer was installed in ISS in September 2014 by collaboration between NASA and company Made In Space. ..

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Japan launches asteroid probe Hayabusa-2

Japan has launched H-IIA rocket carrying a space probe- Hayabusa2 destined for a distant asteroid 1999JU3. The H-IIA rocket blasted off from Tanegashima Space Center in the south of Japan. This launch comes just weeks after a Rosetta mission of European Space Agency made historic landing of Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Key facts of ..

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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft returns safely

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has concluded its mission to the ISS (International Space Station) and returned to Earth. The spacecraft was launched in September in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. This was Dragon’s fifth visit to the ISS. Cargo Dragon carried cargo of almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station during a ..

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