NASA Administrator Bill Nelson speaks during a NASA briefing on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC, on September 14//AFP

NASA joins the still controversial search for UFOs

NASA on Thursday officially joined the search for UFOs — but reflecting the stigma attached to the field, the US space agency kept secret for hours the identity of the person heading a…

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An H2-A rocket carrying a small lunar surface probe and other objects lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Centre on Tanegashima island, Kagoshima prefecture on September 7.//AFP

Japan launches ‘Moon Sniper’ mission

Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s “Moon Sniper” mission blasted off Thursday as the country’s space programme looks to bounce back from a string of recent mishaps, weeks after India’s historic lunar…

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People watch a live stream of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft’s landing on the moon, inside an auditorium of Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad, India, August 23, 2023. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on moon in ‘victory cry’ of new India

An Indian spacecraft landed on the rugged, unexplored south pole of the moon on Wednesday in a mission seen as crucial to lunar exploration and India‘s standing as a space power, just days after a similar Russian lander crashed….

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Using the WATSON camera on its robotic arm, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter – seen here about 3.9 meters from the rover – on April 6, 2021. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

NASA’s Mars helicopter ‘phones home’ after no contact for 63 days

Long time, no speak: NASA has re-established contact with the intrepid Ingenuity Mars Helicopter after more than two months of radio silence, the space agency said Friday. The mini rotorcraft,…

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NASA UFO panel in first public meeting says better data needed

Members of an independent NASA panel studying UFOs, or what the U.S. government now terms UAP for “unidentified anomalous phenomena,” said in their first public meeting on Wednesday that scant high-quality data…

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In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft lands in the Gulf of Mexico on 11 March 2023 off the coast of Tampa, Florida. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina are returning after 157 days in space as part of Expedition 68 aboard the International Space Station. (Photo by Handout / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

NASA SpaceX Crew-5 splashes down after 5-month mission

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 returned to Earth on Saturday after a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, livestreamed video broadcast by the US space agency showed. The SpaceX “Endurance” capsule…

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Thailand to send its first Earth exploration satellite into orbit this year

Thailand plans to launch its first industrial-grade Earth exploration satellite this year, Deputy Government Spokesman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Thursday. The main satellite, THEOS-2, is the product of joint cooperation…

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Comet C/2022E3 images captured by Thai photographer in Chiang Mai

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) displayed images of Comet C/2022E3 on Tuesday, taken by a Thai photographer from the top of Doi Inthanon mountain in Chiang Mai…

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This handout picture obtained from the NASA website on January 6, 2022 shows the Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) that was discovered by astronomers using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility this year in early March. NASA/AFP

Once in 50,000-year comet may be visible to the naked eye

A newly discovered comet could be visible to the naked eye as it shoots past Earth and the Sun in the coming weeks for the first time in 50,000 years, astronomers have said. The comet is called C/2022 E3 (ZTF)…

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World Cup winners Argentina return ahead of welcome home party

Argentina’s World Cup winners led by captain Lionel Messi returned home from Qatar in the early hours of Tuesday morning ahead of a welcome home party in the nation’s capital….

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NASAís Orion capsule makes its way towards the the USS Portland (LPD 27) after being successfully secured by NASA and US Navy teams off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, 11 December 2022. (Photo by CAROLINE BREHMAN / POOL / AFP)

NASA capsule Orion splashes down after record-setting lunar voyage

(AFP) – NASA’s Orion space capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific on Sunday, completing the Artemis 1 mission — a more than 25-day journey around the Moon with an…

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NASA’s next-generation moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion crew capsule, lifts off from launch complex 39-B on the unmanned Artemis 1 mission to the moon, seen from Sebastian, Florida, U.S. November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joe Rimkus Jr./File Photo

NASA’s Orion capsule makes its closest approach to moon

The uncrewed Orion capsule of NASA’s Artemis I mission sailed within 80 miles (130 km) of the lunar surface on Monday, achieving the closest approach to the moon for a…

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(Photo by United Arab Emirates Space Agency / AFP)

December is an ideal month to view Mars

Stargazers in Thailand and worldwide will have an ideal opportunity to view Mars, as it will approach a distance of about 81.5 million kilometres from Earth, which is the closest it…

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NASA’s next-generation moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion crew capsule, lifts off from launch complex 39-B on the unmanned Artemis 1 mission to the moon, seen from Sebastian, Florida, U.S. November 16, 2022. REUTERS/Joe Rimkus Jr.

NASA’s next-generation Artemis mission heads to moon on debut test flight

NASA‘s towering next-generation moon rocket blasted off from Florida early on Wednesday on its debut flight, a crewless voyage inaugurating the U.S. space agency’s Artemis exploration program 50 years after the final…

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The Artemis I unmanned lunar rocket sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on September 2, 2022. – NASA will make a second attempt to launch its powerful new Moon rocket on September 3, after scrubbing a test flight earlier in the week. The highly anticipated uncrewed mission will bring the US a step closer to returning astronauts to the Moon five decades after humans last walked on the lunar surface. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

NASA Moon rocket ready for second attempt at liftoff

After technical issues halted its first launch attempt, NASA will try again on Saturday to get its new 30-story rocket off the ground and send its unmanned test capsule towards…

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New launch attempt Saturday for NASA’s Moon rocket

NASA will make a second attempt to launch its powerful new Moon rocket on Saturday, after scrubbing a test flight earlier in the week, an official said Tuesday. The highly…

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Thai astronomer in first group to discover the farthest galaxy from Earth

A Thai astronomer is among a team of international astronomers who recently found a galaxy which is believed to be the oldest and farthest from Earth, about 13.5 billion light…

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(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Space junk on 9,300-kph collision course with moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tons of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several…

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Thailand’s Pad Kaprao is out of this world

If you think enjoying Pad Kaprao (basil stir-fried meat) in restaurants or on the streets may be a bit ordinary, how about sending it off into space, or almost? The…

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A bird takes flight as a SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.) Falcon 9 rocket with the NROL-87 spy satellite payload for the National Reconnaissance Office launches from the SLC-4E launch pad at Vandenberg US Space Force Base on February 2, 2022 in Lompoc, California. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP)

SpaceX rocket successfully launches US spy satellite

Washington (AFP) – A US intelligence agency said Wednesday that its newest spy satellite successfully launched into orbit atop a reusable SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket took off at 12:27…

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This image made available by NASA shows an artist’s rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. On Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)

NASA craft ‘touches’ sun for 1st time, dives into atmosphere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has officially “touched” the sun, plunging through the unexplored solar atmosphere known as the corona. Scientists announced the news Tuesday during a…

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In this image from video provided by NASA, the International Space Station is seen as astronauts in the SpaceX Dragon capsule undock on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, (NASA via AP)

US slams Russia for ‘irresponsible’ space missile test

Washington (AFP) – The United States denounced Russia on Monday for conducting a “dangerous and irresponsible” missile strike that blew up one of its own satellites, creating a debris cloud that…

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In this photo provided by NASA, from left to right, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide gesture inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The astronauts returned to Earth on Monday to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via AP)

SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day flight

Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring. Their capsule streaked through the late night sky…

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SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board. The…

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