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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Group sealed in dome as Nasa’ tests mental stress of a mission on Mars

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa looking at pitfalls of sending people on long, close-quarters mission on a distant planet Group sealed in dome to test mental stress of life on Mars Six people have sealed themselves inside a white vinyl dome in Hawaii to embark on an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a mission to Mars. The Nasa-funded project, ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa undeterred by explosion of unmanned rocket after lift-off for space station

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:55pm by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... is powered by the AJ-26 engine built by GenCorp division Aerojet Rocketdyne. In May, an AJ-26 exploded during a ground test at Nasa's Stennis Space Centre in Mississippi. Orbital Sciences ... launch-pad test, killing the three astronauts aboard. The deaths forced Nasa to pause in its space race with the Soviet Union and make design and safety changes that were critical to its later ...

  3. News - China - SPACE

    China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... probe by moon – and back China will send a spacecraft close to the moon in the next few days to test technology for use on a more ambitious mission to the earth's nearest neighbour. ... probe is testing the technology needed for a spacecraft to re-enter through the earth's atmosphere, rather than burn up, and then land safely. The test probe will be launched from ...

  4. News - China - SPACE

    China launches experimental moon orbiter

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 12:28pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rocket blasts off from the southwestern Xichang satellite launch centre on an eight day trip to test systems for 2017 mission to land on the moon China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day programme is a test run ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa sending 3-D printer to space station for tests

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, United States Nasa testing 3-D printer on space station The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. Nasa, the US space agency, is sending a 3-D ... of tests to determine the quality of the parts", Sheehy said. Combined with efforts on the ground to make 3-D rocket parts out of metal- even entire engines- the space demonstrations ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, Reuters

    ... the X-37B, which is also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, could be a platform for spying from space, including possibly snooping on other countries' satellites. But officials have previously denied the project had anything to do with creating a "space weapon" that could knock down other satellites. The US Air Force says the X-37B can test technology for "reusable" ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Study suggests that humans on Mars may start to die after just 68 days

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... "Of course, the actual apparatus that we will take to Mars still needs to be designed and tested extensively, but the technology is already there." Many people have voiced doubts about ... denied the project had anything to do with creating a “space weapon” that could knock down other satellites. The air force says the X-37B can test technology for “reusable” spacecraft and conduct ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa spacecraft, designed to take man to Mars, rolled out ahead of debut test flight

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:12pm by Reuters

    ... at the US space agency's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to be prepared for a debut test flight in December. "This is a pretty historic moment for us," Scott Wilson, Nasa's Orion ... space shuttles that will allow astronauts to travel beyond the International Space Station. A test flight with crew aboard is set for 2021. Nasa intends to use the rocket and Orion to fly ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... from Mars's ancient history." Next, Maven will enter a six-week phase for tests. It will then begin a one-year mission of studying the gases in Mars' upper atmosphere and how ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Lizard love space test back from brink as Russia contacts lost satellite

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Russia re-establishes contact with satellite carrying geckos for research on sex habits Lizard love space test back from the brink Will geckos still get ... that the satellite would eventually fall out of orbit. The Photon-M satellite also carries experiments to test mushroom growth in low gravity and the effects of cosmic radiation on seeds and moth eggs. ...




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