SpaceX takes off its flight into space

Headed to the International Space Station, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s a private space capsule Dragon was flew on Tuesday just after 10 minutes of the Falcon9 rocket launch into the night sky for the space station’s orbit to line up with the launching pad.

However all eyes are on the Dragon that will first perform test maneuvers and then link up to the International Space Station, which circles the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour.

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Three-man Soyuz crew lefts for space station

Russia’s first manned spaceship Soyuz carrying two Russians and one American blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) today.

NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba, Russians Gennady Padalka and Gennady Padalka, started their space journey by launching the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to source.

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New Delhi set to host ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31

earth hour 2012 300x263 New Delhi set to host ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31The national capital of India, New Delhi is all set to observe ‘Earth Hour’ on March 31 this year. Further, the city opened the run-up to the event with an ‘Earth Hour 2012 Cyclothon on Saturday.

It is said in reports that more than 1000 cyclists will take part in the event and cycled 8 km from WWF-India along Lodi Road. Many more respected personalities will take part in the event as volunteers who stood along the way holding placards calling ‘Earth Hour’.

On the event day, the city will join around 5000 cities allover the world to switch off lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time as a representative sign of saving the planet from climate change. The master blaster from Indian Cricket team, Sachin Tendulkar is the face of this year’s Earth Hour in India.

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Use your camera to click photos of the International Space Station

Now it can possible to take picture of international space station from your own backyard with right equipments that capture the images of it, reported by NASA photographer Lauren Harnett.

Photographing the International Space Station seems like something that could be done only from space, but NASA photographer Lauren Harnett, who took these photos, has proved that it would be easy to capture the Space Station exhaustive scene from your hometown.

Explaining her technique for photographing the station with the moon as the background, Lauren Harnett said that you could choose just about any landmark that is special to you to put in the foreground, as long as you’re careful to ensure the lighting conditions are right.

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