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  1. 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

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral Spacecraft designed to take man to Mars rolled out A Nasa spacecraft designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars has been rolled out of its processing hangar 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 ...

  2. Spacecraft re-entry module makes triumphant return to Beijing

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The re-entry module of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft returned to Beijing yesterday afternoon, two days after it touched down in Inner Mongolia and just in time for a hatch-opening ceremony on National Day today. The capsule arrived by train at Beijing Changping Railway Station at about 3.30pm and was delivered to its maker, the China Academy of Space Technology, for checks. ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ... US$6.8b spacecraft programme The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as Nasa awarded up to US$6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based ... preferred in the past to own and operate spacecraft, will now rely on commercial vehicles that it will essentially rent. "Turning over low-earth orbit transportation to private industry ...

  4. News - China

    China spacecraft Shenzhou successfully docks in orbit

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday carried out a successful docking, state media said, two days after the launch of the country’s longest manned space mission. The Shenzhou-10 spacecraft linked up with the Tiangong-1 module at 0518 GMT in an “automated docking”, state news agency Xinhua said. Three astronauts, including China’s second woman ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Alleged WikiLeaks informant has day in court A year and a half after his arrest, Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of turning hundreds of thousands of classified US documents over to WikiLeaks in November 2009 and May 2010, gets his first day in court. Manning (pictured), who turns 24 tomorrow, ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Maven probe will circle the red planet studying its upper atmosphere Spacecraft enters orbit around Mars A Nasa spacecraft has begun orbiting Mars ... with Mars orbit insertion and Maven nailed it tonight," said project manager David Mitchell yesterday. The data from the spacecraft aims to help scientists understand what happened to the water ...

  7. News - China - SPACE

    Shenzhou X spacecraft gets set to blast off on two-week trip

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Chinese astronauts will blast off in the Shenzhou X spacecraft this month for a two-week mission to make final preparations for the construction of a space laboratory next year. China Central Television reported yesterday that the spacecraft, mounted on top of a Long March 2F rocket, had been wheeled to a launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia, ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... Reuters in New Delhi India's deep space mission enters crucial stage as spacecraft prepares to enter the orbit of the red planet with crucial adjustments remaining to be made India’s first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft into orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country’s hopes to join the world leaders ...

  9. Astronauts ready for liftoff after final test run

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the entire mission was up and running except for the rocket engines. Once final co-ordination of different systems was completed, the rocket, spacecraft, launch pad and even many software programmes ... test was a full dress rehearsal so astronauts boarded the spacecraft in full gear. More than 10,000 mission staff- including ground personnel in Jiuquan, engineers and scientists at flight ...




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