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Neil deGrasse Tyson replies question on any difference in having sex in space

Neil deGrasse Tyson replies question on any difference in having sex in space

In a video posted this week, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answered a fan’s question about sex in space. To it, Tyson had a bit humorous reply along with science mixed in it. He said space travellers interested in sexual activity should not forget to get some leather straps along.

NASA Upgrades Orion Thermal Protection System for Future manned Missions to Deep Space

NASA Upgrades Orion Thermal Protection System for Future manned Missions to Deep Space

NASA is shielding its Orion spacecraft that is aimed to carry humans to deep-space through the 'harshest set of conditions yet'. The deep-space spacecraft is being shielded with a new silver heat shield to protect it from electric charges during the almost 40, 000 kph return velocities from the vicinity of the Moon. The space agency reported that its latest mission is to enhance the overall system of the spacecraft in advance to make it capable of bearing harsh conditions.

NASA Officially Orders SpaceX to Carry Astronauts Aboard ISS

NASA Officially Orders SpaceX to Carry Astronauts Aboard ISS

Elon Musk's SpaceX won NASA's deal to carry astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). In 2014, SpaceX and Boeing Co. won contracts from NASA to build rockets to carry manned missions aboard the ISS as early as 2017. On Friday, NASA officially announced that SpaceX will carry manned missions to the ISS. The announcement also allows the Hawthorne Company to continue its work on a rocket that would be certified to fly humans aboard the ISS.

Majority of Amazonian Tree Species on Threat of Deforestation

Majority of Amazonian Tree Species on Threat of Deforestation

According to a new study, researchers said that deforestation is affecting more than 50% of the tree species in Amazon. They studied the status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species including the Brazil nut and the plants that produce cacao and acai palm and compared the maps of projected deforestation with data collected in the forest. About 36% to 57% of the Amazon's tree species should be declared as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List.

Both Pluto and Charon Rotate Every 6.4 Earth Days

Both Pluto and Charon Rotate Every 6.4 Earth Days

According to a new report by NASA, both Pluto and Charon rotate every 6.4 Earth days. NASA has released a series of 10 close-ups of the frosty, faraway world, Pluto, which were taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera between July 7 and July 13.

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