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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   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1287743/nasas-dawn-spacecraft
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Scientists say ancient lake on Mars could have been hospitable for life

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:36pm by NYT

    ... Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity landed last year and has been exploring since. The water body lasted for hundreds or thousands of years, and possibly much longer. Whether any life appeared on Mars ... as by sulphuric acid. Nasa chose the 160 kilometre-wide Gale Crater as Curiosity's landing site because readings from orbit identified the presence of clay minerals, which form in waters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1377602/scientists-say-ancient-lake-mars-could-have-been-hospitable-life
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Mars soil gives Nasa scientists some major surprises

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles In addition to expected materials, the planet's sands hold chemicals known as perchlorates Mars soil gives scientists some major surprises Analysis of Martian soil by Nasa's Mars Curiosity rover has exposed a surprising amount of water, as well as a chemical that would make a search for life more complicated, according to scientists. A scoop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319329/mars-soil-gives-nasa-scientists-some-major-surprises
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa’s asteroid hunter goes back on duty

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Explosion in skies of Russia this year gives sense of urgency to the search for near-earth objects Asteroid hunter goes back on duty Nasa will reactivate ... Astronauts would then visit the relocated asteroid during a test flight of Nasa's deep-space Orion capsule, scheduled for launch around 2021. Orion and a heavy-lift rocket called the Space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1298680/nasa-reactivate-orbiting-telescope-search-dangerous-asteroids
  5. Lifestyle - Books - SPACE TRAVEL

    Book Review: 'Mission to Mars' by Buzz Aldrin and Leonard David

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... years as an evangelist for manned deep-space exploration. This has often put him at odds with Nasa. Since the moon landings, the US space agency has generally favoured sending robots and probes, ... venture further than the International Space Station, which is in low earth orbit. Many scientists agree with Nasa's assessment: the scientific experiments and data collection can be done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1255583/book-review-mission-mars-buzz-aldrin-and-leonard-david
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa sending 3-D printer to space station for tests

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, United States Nasa testing 3-D printer on space station The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. Nasa, the US space agency, is sending a 3-D ... Nasa envisages astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at destinations like Mars. "If we're really going to set up shop on Mars," we have to do this, said Jeff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597012/nasa-sending-3-d-printer-space-station-tests
  7. News - World - SPACE

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

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

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Contracts awarded to Boeing and newcomer SpaceX to launch astronauts into space and end dependence on Russia for space station flights Nasa launches 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594753/nasa-awards-us68b-boeing-and-spacex-space-shuttle-replacements
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591117/nasa-spacecraft-designed-take-man-mars-rolled-out-ahead-debut-test-flight
  9. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... choice, SpaceX is the exciting choice and Sierra Nevada the interesting choice," said Loren Thompson, an analyst with Lexington Institute, a research group. Nasa is charting a new direction ... tourism while the space agency focuses on distant trips to Mars or asteroids. Boeing's proposed CST-100 capsule received US$480 million under Nasa funding awarded in 2012, compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590324/spacex-and-boeing-wait-funding-decision-nasa-space-taxis
  10. News - World - AEROSPACE

    SpaceX ship bringing '3-D printer, rats and flies' jets off to International Space Station

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:24pm by AP, AFP

    ... on Saturday due to rain. “And Dragon is flying free, on its way to the International Space Station,” Nasa commentator George Diller said. It should reach the space station’s six-man crew on Tuesday, ... of the launch, and meets Nasa’s strict safety standards. The space agency envisions astronauts one day cranking out spare parts as needed. For now, the printer will be used as a technology demonstrator, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597446/spacex-ship-bringing-3-d-printer-rats-and-flies-jets-international-space

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