Chardrayaan-1 is the first Indian Mission to the Moon devoted to high-resolution remote sensing of the lunar surface features in visible, near infrared, X-ray and low energy gamma ray regions. This will be accomplished using several payloads already selected for the mission. In addition a total of about 10 kg payload weight and 10 W power are earmarked for proposals, which are now solicited. The mission is proposed to be a lunar polar orbiter at an altitude of about 100 km and is planned to be launched by october 2008 using indigenous spacecraft and launch vehicle of ISRO. The mission is expected to have an operational life of about 2 years.
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Longest period without sleep

Depending on how sleep is defined, there are several people who can claim the record for having gone the longest without sleep:

1. Thai Ngoc, born 1942, claimed in 2006 to have been awake for 33 years or 11,700 nights, according to Vietnamese news organization Thanh Nien. It was said that Ngoc acquired the ability to go without sleep after a bout of fever in 1973, but other reports indicate he stopped sleeping in 1976 with no known trigger. At the time of the Thanh Nien report, Ngoc suffered from no apparent ill effect (other than a minor decline in liver function), was mentally sound and could carry 100 kg of pig feed down a 4 km road,but another report indicates that he was healthy before the sleepless episode but that now he was not feeling well because of the lack of sleep.
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History To Modern – Olympic Games – SGames

Synchronised Swimming||Marathon Swimming||Swimming||Shooting

1.Origin of Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised swimming grew as a sport from ornamental swimming and theatrical water ballets of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. In the mid 1920s Canada was the centre of synchronised swimming. The sport spread to the United States in the early 1930s. This sport received popular attention when it was featured in the Esther Williams films of the era. Synchronised swimming has been referred to as water ballet due to its theatrical beginnings and dance-like routines.
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Hypersonic Aircraft – X43

1.The X-43 is an unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft design with multiple planned scale variations meant to test different aspects of hypersonic flight. It is part of NASA’s Hyper-X program.

2.The initial version, the X-43A, was designed to operate at speeds greater than Mach 7, about 5,400 mph (8,050 km/h) at altitudes of 100,000 feet (30,000 m) or more.

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Beijing VS Athens – See The Difference

1.Beijing: The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated in Beijing, People’s Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008

Athens: The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004.
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Intresting F1 CARS

01. F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

02. Formula 1 cars have over a kilometre of cable, linked to about 100 sensors and actuators which monitor and control many parts of the car. Continue reading