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Scientist El-Baz hails Egypt’s COVID-19 efforts, slams businessmen’s remarks

Thu, 16 Apr 2020 - 10:46 GMT

Farouk El-Baz, a former NASA scientist, said he considers calls to reopen economy despite expected human losses by some businessmen as “disgraceful”.

Supermoon shines in Sky of Egypt, Arab World Saturday evening

Sat, 08 Feb 2020 - 10:52 GMT

The supermoon occurs in the northern hemisphere in the winter when the Earth is close to the sun, and as a result, the sun’s gravity pushes the moon closer to the Earth, making it appear larger than usual.

Zero-hour on climate, but UN talks in another time zone

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 - 10:50 GMT

Global talks tasked with neutralising the threat of global warming get underway in Madrid Monday, but their narrow focus on rules and procedures remains out of sync with the world's climate-addled future.

Egypt will not be hit by typhoon: Meteorological official

Sat, 26 Oct 2019 - 12:16 GMT

Egypt will not be hit by hurricanes but exposed to tropical depressions, which can be as violent and in-depth as the depression we are currently experiencing.

NASA newly-discovered asteroid named after Egyptian scientist Farouk El-Baz

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 - 01:02 GMT

NASA named a newly discovered asteroid after Farouk El-Baz, the Egyptian space scientist, in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions.

Egypt, Arab states not to see total solar eclipse Tuesday

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 - 10:09 GMT

NASA says "the eclipse will only be visible directly to observers within the path of totality."

Lunar tunnel engineers excited by boring moon colonies

Fri, 10 May 2019 - 09:22 GMT

Top engineers are racing to design a tunnel boring machine capable of digging underground colonies for the first lunar inhabitants.

Amazon’s Bezos unveils lunar lander project ‘Blue Moon’

Fri, 10 May 2019 - 09:19 GMT

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and head of space company Blue Origin, announced Thursday his intent to participate in the new race to the Moon.

NASA scraps all-women spacewalk for lack of well-fitting suits

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 - 08:39 GMT

The US space agency NASA scrapped Monday a planned historic spacewalk by two women astronauts.

NASA to send humans to the moon once again - 'but this time we'll stay'

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 - 09:23 GMT

The space agency says it wants astronauts to spend more time on the lunar surface as it looks to send them within the next decade, Sky News reported.

NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like 'snowman'

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 03:07 GMT

Four billion miles from the sun floats Ultima Thule, an icy celestial body that NASA scientists announced Wednesday is aptly shaped like a giant snowman.

NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 11:11 GMT

A NASA explorer is believed to have reached the solar system's outermost region early Tuesday morning.

'We have a healthy spacecraft': NASA succeeds in historic flyby of faraway world

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 - 01:07 GMT

NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind.

NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 - 10:59 GMT

A NASA explorer is believed to have reached the solar system’s outermost region early Tuesday morning, flying close to a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth on a mission to gather clues about the creation of the solar system.

SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission

Sun, 23 Dec 2018 - 02:32 GMT

A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral

Astronauts land from ISS stint marred by air leak, rocket failure

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 - 09:35 GMT

Three astronauts landed back on Earth after a troubled stint on the ISS marred by an air leak and the failure of a rocket set to bring new crew members.

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 02:20 GMT

Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars.

NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 11:30 GMT

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield.

Viking 2 probe completes its 42nd year on Mars September 3

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - 08:13 GMT

September 3, 2018 marked the 42nd anniversary of the landing of Viking 2 probe on Mars in 1976.

NASA Warns: Asteroid bigger than Pyramids to skim Earth

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 09:43 GMT

The monstrous space rock is flying towards the planet at a breakneck speed of more than 20,000mph or nine kilometres per second.

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