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  1. Nasa

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... They were trying to get ahead of each other. The US realised it had to go into space, too. In 1958, Nasa was born. Nasa stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The birth of Nasa was the start of the 'space race'. Nasa's first act was to put the first American satellite into orbit in 1958. It had a staff of about 80 people. The new agency began researching ...

  2. Students net Nasa prizes

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Two Hong Kong secondary school students shone in the 2009 Nasa Space Settlement Contest, winning first place awards in the international competition. This year, the annual ... to the United States and accepted their awards on June 5 at the School of Creativity (Kowloon Bay), which co-ordinated the Hong Kong submissions to Nasa. 'I have always been interested in science ...

  3. From racist oppression to Nasa's heights

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Corps major general is preparing to be anointed as the new administrator of Nasa, becoming the first black and only second ex-astronaut to lead the US space programme. Overseeing a workforce ... of America's space programme', US President Barack Obama stated in announcing his nomination. Yet 'vibrancy' is something many Nasa-watchers say the agency has lost in recent years ...

  4. Global co-operation the key to space exploration

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of relics on the moonscape of the landings by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and four subsequent Apollo missions up to 1972. Taken recently by a Nasa moon reconnaissance mission, they are the only ... mission to the International Space Station will be the last. The US will be relying on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for the next. Nasa's unmanned scientific missions still go all around ...

  5. Proud tribute to 'mankind's finest hour'

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... last month, the spot known as Tranquillity Base can be seen once again- apparently just as the astronauts left it. Beamed back to earth in time to hand Nasa a glittering public relations coup ... and visit again.' But the question of when, how and if Nasa can get astronauts back to the moon is surrounded by uncertainty and controversy. Whereas president John F. Kennedy captivated ...

  6. Scientist proposes shared delta satellite to monitor air quality

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... information systems has suggested. The idea was floated by Professor Janet Nichol, a geoinformatics expert at Polytechnic University who has used data from two Nasa satellites to gauge ... complements data recorded at five ground-level monitoring stations. According to one of the Nasa maps based on data recorded on January 28, 2007, most fine particles, also known as PM2.5, were ...

  7. O'Sullivan tips Jockey Challenge king Leung to go all the way

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Outsiders prevailed throughout most of the card, and Leung was aboard as O'Sullivan's Nasa Pearl arrived at 14-1 in the third race and Luminous at double-figure odds in race five which, ... the line.' While Luminous has shown himself to be something of a winner, nine-year-old Nasa Pearl has long looked a horse in need of some driving at the finish, with the gelding's three wins ...

  8. Magnificent Desolation

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... in Nasa's side, berating the US space agency for putting robotic exploration and low-orbit space flights, like those of the Space Shuttle, ahead of manned flights. Magnificent Desolation takes some ... used for publicity purposes for Nasa yet found it difficult to find a job outside the agency. He became clinically depressed and turned to drink. Most of the book documents his battle ...

  9. Up, up and away

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The United States space agency, Nasa, has described the idea of building a space lift as 'audacious and outrageous'. Such infrastructure reminds one of the fairytale ... envisages a load-bearing cable, or 'beanstalk', stretching from Earth to a geostationary orbit. In March 2005, Nasa and US-based non-profit organisation the Spaceward Foundation, which ...

  10. Reaching great heights

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... landing, during which Nasa astronaut Buzz Aldrin wore his Omega Speedmaster as he joined Neil Armstrong on the historic moon walk. The Speedmaster came to be known as the Moonwatch, in that it was the only wristwatch approved by Nasa for manned space flights, and the process of finding a watch suited to the extreme temperatures of space was a lengthy and exhaustive one. Temperatures ...




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