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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

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

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles US military's X-37B lands in California after classified 22-month mission Robot space plane ends mystery orbit A top-secret US robot space plane landed back ... for coming together to execute this third safe and successful landing," Colonel Keith Balts, commander of the US military's 30th Space Wing, said after the touchdown. Analysts say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619502/unmanned-us-space-plane-lands-after-22-month-orbit
  2. 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

    ... the mission, though the project has won support from Gerard 't Hooft, the Dutch 1999 Nobel Physics prize winner.   Robot returns The US military’s mysterious robot space plane is expected to land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617122/study-suggests-humans-mars-may-start-die-after-just-68-days
  3. News - Asia - SPACE

    You did it, MOM: India jubilant as probe enters Mars orbit

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... mission in 2003. Rival China has also expanded its space exploration programme with a space station in orbit and the landing of a lunar rover on the moon earlier this year, although it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599668/you-did-it-mom-india-jubilant-probe-enters-mars-orbit
  4. News - World - SPACE

    45 years later, astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on the moon landing

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Joel Achenbach 45 yearsafter the first moon landing, Buzz Aldrin, at 84, is still pushing the outer limits, writes The Washington Post's Joel Achenbach One small step that changed ... anniversary of the moment the world heard those amazing words from Aldrin's Apollo 11 crewmate, the late Neil Armstrong- "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."- that marked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556726/45-years-later-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-reflects-moon-landing
  5. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... and integration milestones on the deadlines set by Nasa. Unlike the other entrants, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser would land like an aeroplane on any military runway big enough for a narrow-body jet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590324/spacex-and-boeing-wait-funding-decision-nasa-space-taxis
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa launches ‘flying saucer’ to test new technology for landing on Mars

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Possible future Mars lander lifted nearly into space by balloon and its own rocket engine Nasa flying saucer passes test despite bumpy landing A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. The Low Density ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542873/nasa-launches-flying-saucer-test-new-technology-landing-mars
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... for a rover that landed on the red planet in 2004 with a 90-day mission and an odometer geared for a roughly 0.96km drive, said John Callas, the mission's project manager at Nasa's Jet ... with Opportunity's 10-plus years. Opportunity's extra distance has allowed its handlers to make remarkable discoveries, because the robotic explorer has been able to venture far outside its landing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565032/mars-rover-opportunity-sets-space-driving-distance-record
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Space probe Rosetta catches comet after 10-year chase through solar system

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... formed. In November, a robot scientific lab called Philae will be sent down to the surface to make the first-ever landing on a comet. Rosetta’s rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567707/space-probe-rosetta-makes-rendezvous-comet-after-6-billion-km-dash
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Comet chasing space probe will reach target Wednesday after 6 billion km dash

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Chase over 6 billion km to end on Wednesday when European Space Agency probe Rosetta is set to land laboratory on a galactic wanderer Intercept of comet ... out towards the orbit of Jupiter. Before November's landing, though, Rosetta's operators have a mountain of work to do. The first few weeks will be a get-to-know-you exercise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565469/comet-chaser-nears-prey-after-crossing-billions-miles
  10. News - China - SPACE

    China's Jade Rabbit moon rover was crippled by a rock, experts reveal

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... according to a senior mainland scientist involved in the investigation into the breakdown. Zhang Yuhua, deputy chief designer of Yutu or "Jade Rabbit", said the area where the rover landed ... as Yutu, landed on the moon on December 14- the first "soft landing" on the lunar surface since 1976. It first broke down on January 25. Hopes were briefly raised when the lunar rover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556916/lunar-rover-likely-became-crippled-after-hitting-rock-expert-panel-says

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