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  1. Infographics - NASA

    Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft   ...

  2. Nasa chief backs China-US teamwork

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China and the United States could work together in space science and exploration, Nasa chief Charlie Bolden says, according to Space.com. Collaboration in space could help ... I. It is seen as a milestone in the country's quest to build a space station by 2020. Co-operation between Nasa and the Chinese space programme is currently minimal. A provision ...

  3. Ex-Nasa official to help China's space programme

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com UNMAPPED FIELD root_ARCHIVEENTRY_METADATA_cci_tag_label = 'science' A former top Nasa official and scientist will help China implement ... than technical know-how. He was referring to his '4-D management system', which has been used by 700 Nasa teams since 2003 after he developed this from his experiences with the Hubble ...

  4. Journey's end

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... decades, five Nasa space crafts- Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery and Endeavour- have comprised the fleet of shuttles, designed as the world's first reusable space vehicles. These images are from Nasa, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and Associated Press ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... countries and cities will perform in the biennial event. Nasa's rover set for Martian adventure Nasa plans to launch its Mars rover Curiosity on what will be the most ambitious ... crucial scientific information and an unprecedented level of knowledge of the planet's terrain. First among the mission's many objectives is, in Nasa's words, 'to assess ...

  6. A satellite falls but why no complaints?

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A six-tonne US satellite is plummeting to earth, and the Nasa scientists who are monitoring it have no idea where the potentially dangerous debris will land. It could hit as far north ... or in every continent except Antarctica. The trajectory, however, will spare the US capital. One Nasa scientist said predicting where a falling satellite might land is like predicting the weather ...

  7. Fly Me to the Moon

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Richard Macauley

    ... Richard Macauley Mon, 7pm, University of Hong Kong There's a scene in the blockbuster movie Apollo 13 in which a Nasa employee drops a bunch of parts on a table in front of some ... missions. Some may be more interested in hearing Logsdon's explanation of how the technology he worked on at Nasa has now wound up in the lives of many earth dwellers in the form of the iPhone ...

  8. The galaxy far far away

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... by Nasa. It is a combination of information from the Herschel Space Observatory taken in infrared- the orange bits- and the XMM-Newton telescope taken in X-rays (seen in blue). ...

  9. Out of the ashes of failure

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com Dr Charles Pellerin knows all about failures and disasters on a colossal scale. As a former top Nasa scientist and official, the physicist still ... Pellerin revamped the Nasa management that helped restore the reputation of the world's greatest space agency. Today, as a consultant and academic, he is spreading the message that technology ...

  10. Tracking spirit of space co-operation

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and not far from stations operated by the ESA and Nasa. Space has become a busy place since the US manned moon missions from 1969 to 1972. China, the European Union, Japan and India have all sent ... satellites and a Nasa spacecraft firing a missile into the moon. A space race is on, even if not comparable with the cold-war rivalry between America and the Soviet Union. Space has also been ...




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