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  1. Forget logic and enjoy the thrills

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... at Nasa soon learn about Scott and recruit him for a top-secret space mission (Scott's replacing a chimpanzee) that includes a test flight to the moon before the official first-ever lunar landing. But things don't go as planned. Did Nasa officials neglect to mention some dangerous aspect of the mission? One Small Step is so fast-paced and persuasive that Kerr makes you forget ...

  2. For sale: used space shuttles, price sky-high

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... Richard Luscombe in Miami It could be the ultimate Christmas present for anyone who can afford the stellar price tag. Nasa has announced plans to sell off its space-shuttle fleet for US$42 ... hazardous materials, preparing it for travel and flying it to an airport of the buyer's choosing. But as an agency of the US government, Nasa insists it will not sell its most prized assets ...

  3. Milestone looks in Moore's grasp tonight

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... meeting. Wilson has not yet ridden a winner during her time here, but has had a number of placings and teams up again with a lightweight hope in Nasa Pearl ($68) for the featured Ireland Cup (1,800m) tonight. Wilson was aboard Nasa Pearl two starts ago in a similar Class Three race when a handy fourth to dead-heaters Mastery and Viva Fighter with Prime Target third. Mastery ($180) ...

  4. Astronomy major blastoff

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit The University of Hong Kong will offer the city's first major in astronomy from September. During the three-year course, an eight-month internship would allow students to work with leading researchers at Nasa in the United States, dean of the science faculty Kwok Sun said. 'We have connections with many Nasa researchers and there will be opportunities ...

  5. Life, the universe, everything and HKU

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Astronomical Union will gather at the University of Hong Kong for a week-long conference to discuss the latest astronomical observations and findings from Nasa's spacecraft Stardust after its ... common in universe.' IAU president Catherine Cesarsky will open the conference, which will feature Professor Kwok and Nasa experts as speakers. ...

  6. Incredible but enjoyable tale of space exploration

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... been going on. But things don't work out as Scott and his dad expect them to. Scientists at Nasa learn about Scott and recruit him for a top-secret space mission that includes a test ... better to replace it than a genius boy pilot? After intensive training at Nasa, Scott blasts off into space with his two chimp companions. But things don't go as planned. Is there something ...

  7. Urban heat traps could be at their worst

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... into its urban settings and even revamping parts of the city, like Tokyo did a few years ago, Professor Oke said. Nasa scientist Dale Quattrochi, who also took part in the workshop, suggested ... The universities' temperature figures were drawn from data collected through field trips and analysis of Observatory data from 2000 to last year, and two Nasa satellite images taken in January and August ...

  8. 140 astronomy fans fly to Xinjiang for eclipse

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

    ... be 1,000 years away.' Nasa's website reported that a total eclipse would be visible in 2935. ...

  9. Named for the god of war

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Mars can be seen without a telescope. It is brighter than Venus. It has two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Scientists think the moons might have been asteroids. In the news Nasa's Phoenix ... of its main goals is to find out whether the ice ever melted. Nasa decided to make the mission longer. It will go on till the end of the year, if Phoenix can survive. now do this Can you ...

  10. China takes small step in conquest of final frontier

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breakthrough. The former Soviet Union and the United States achieved the capability decades ago. Today, Nasa astronauts have perfected complex repair and engineering works by taking spacewalks. ... much to contribute if it is allowed to co-operate fully with other technologically developed countries. Nasa chief Michael Griffin has said China and the US could co-operate in flying ...




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