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  1. Now Nasa looks to the future

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... and repeatedly relives the same day. Little did the wags on the ground at Nasa realise that their choice of music was about to take on added relevance. Hours later, they were experiencing deja vu ... flight, as it had hoped, Nasa is again mired in a public relations disaster. The incident on Tuesday raises new doubts over the viability of the ageing shuttle fleet, concerns over the timetable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510393/now-nasa-looks-future
  2. Nasa to launch space shuttle despite unmet safety goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Jacqui Goddard in Miami Nasa's space shuttle programme is finally back on track after being grounded for more than two years. Discovery, one of three shuttles remaining from the original five-strong fleet, is scheduled for launch on July 13- the first manned US spaceflight since the Columbia disaster in February 2003. Nasa managers admit that despite 21/2 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506752/nasa-launch-space-shuttle-despite-unmet-safety-goals
  3. Nasa scientist hopes flight will lay his demons to rest

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Jacqui Goddard in Cape Canaveral For almost 21/2 years, Nasa's Jon Clark has struggled in the face of overwhelming grief just to put one foot in front of the other, turn up for work ... that Nasa has completely mended its ways since the Columbia accident investigation board, an independent panel appointed by the US Senate, identified a culture of 'flawed decision-making, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508067/nasa-scientist-hopes-flight-will-lay-his-demons-rest
  4. ESC sequences

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... DANYLL WILLS Nasa robots Nasa wants to make robots more friendly and 'human'. Good luck to them is all I can say. This site shows what they are up to. One project is called 'Acquisition of autonomous behaviours by robotic assistants'. Makes one feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it? http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/robonaut.html Walk the walk From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500821/esc-sequences
  5. ESC Sequences

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... Danyll Wills Nasa robots Nasa wants to make robots more friendly and 'human'. Good luck to them is all I can say. This site shows what they are up to. One project is called 'Acquisition of autonomous behaviours by robotic assistants'. Makes one feel all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it? http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/robonaut.html Walk the walk From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500874/esc-sequences
  6. Shuttle woes will not dim mankind's space quest

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is wrong with the management and safety culture at Nasa, which has now rightly grounded the shuttle programme. The United States has already lost two previous shuttles and their crews in explosions- the Columbia in 2003 and Challenger nearly 20 years ago. Nasa administrator Wayne Hale conceded this week that the Columbia accident 'made us realise we had been playing Russian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511012/shuttle-woes-will-not-dim-mankinds-space-quest
  7. China can play significant role in the space effort

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The moon is a long way short of Mars, the ultimate goal of a space exploration programme announced by US President George W. Bush in January last year. But the US space agency Nasa ... shuttles, Nasa has opted for a return to a space capsule launched by a rocket, the method that first took Americans to the moon nearly 40 years ago. The new crew exploration vehicles (CEVs) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517237/china-can-play-significant-role-space-effort
  8. Looking into deep space

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... By Kate Whitehead Much of what we know about the universe is thanks to pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope which was launched by Nasa in 1990 Plans to build a telescope that could be launched into deep space began in the late 1970s, soon after the first space mission. Twelve years and US$2 billion later, Nasa launched the Hubble Space Telescope. It was to dramatically alter our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506815/looking-deep-space
  9. ESC sequences

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... frequently asked by visitors to Nasa headquarters: how do they go into space? www1.edspace.nasa.gov/livespace/gottago.html. Found something funny on the Web? Send it to Escape Sequences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508665/esc-sequences
  10. Memories are made of this

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Memory foam, the space-age material developed for Nasa in the 1970s, has risen to new heights in modern furniture made by upscale French company Ligne Roset (16 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, tel: 2891 0913). Although the product ultimately proved unsuitable for Nasa's purposes, the foam was used in the medical world because of its ability to spread pressure over surface ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510369/memories-are-made

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