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Chances for Coronavirus to get to ISS zero, says NASA

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Washington/UNI:  Chances for the novel coronavirus to get into the International Space Station (ISS) are next to zero due to the enhanced security measures undertaken by the space agencies, NASA nurse Raksana Batsmanova said.
NASA closes 2 facilities after employee tests positive for coronavirus
Washington/Sputnik/UNI: NASA has decided to close the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana after one of the employee was found to be infected with COVID-19, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday.
Plant growth on the International Space Station has global impacts on Earth: NASA
Washington/IBNS: Understanding the effects of gravity on plant life is essential in preparing for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. The ability to produce high-energy, low-mass food sources during spaceflight will enable the maintenance of crew health during long-duration missions while having a reduced impact on resources necessary for long-distance travel.
Astronomers detect biggest explosion ever seen in the universe
Washington/Xinhua/UNI: Astronomers detected the biggest explosion ever seen in the universe, coming from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light years away.
ISRO launches 'Young Scientist Programme' for school students
Hyderabad/UNI: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a special programme for School students called “Young Scientist Programme” “Yuva Vigyani Karyakram” from the year 2019.
ISRO plans to send Vyommitra, a lady robot in unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft
Bengaluru/UNI: Indian Space Research Organisation will send ‘Vyommitra’, a lady robot in the unmanned Gaganyaan spacecraft in the run-up to the first Human Space Mission by India in December 2021.
India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-30
New Delhi/IBNS: In yet another achievement in India's space journey, the country's latest communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana on Friday.
Earth will be at the nearest point to Sun on Sunday
Hyderabad/UNI: Planet Earth will be at closest point to Sun in its annual elliptical orbit around Sun at 0.9832436 AU i.e., 14,70,91,149 km from Sun at 1307 hours on Sunday.
Four astronauts for Gaganyaan identified: ISRO chief
Bangalore/IBNS: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday announced that four Indian astronauts will be trained in Russia from the third week of January for the manned mission 'Gaganyaan'.
Medicon International: Doctors focus on strengthening 'trust' with patients
Kolkata: Top doctors, who are attending the Medicon International, 2019, in Kolkata on Friday opined that there is an immediate need to strengthen the relationship with patients and build trust.
Medicon International conference starts in Kolkata
Kolkata/IBNS: The two-day Medicon International conference started in Kolkata from Friday with the promise of promoting  high impact learning in the field of general broad-based medicine in India and the recent advances made in the sector by eminent medical professionals both from India and United Kingdom in their fields of expertise. 
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