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  1. News - World - SPACE

    European Space Agency makes history as probe lands on comet

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... The head of the ESA underlined Europe's pride in having achieved a unique first ahead of its US counterpart Nasa. "We are the first to have done that, and that will stay forever," ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Rising sea levels threaten to swamp Nasa space centres, say scientists

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Rising sea levels threaten to swamp space centres Rising sea levels are threatening most of Nasa's launch pads and multibillion-dollar complexes ... and logistics when launching rockets and testing spacecraft. Many Nasa centres had already faced costly damage from encroaching water, coastal erosion and potent hurricanes, said a report issued ...

  3. News - China - AEROSPACE

    Top Chinese space scientist hopes to send rover ‘better than Jade Rabbit’ to Mars

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:14pm by AFP

    ... project's chief scientist had revealed the country's ambitions to send space probes to Mars by 2020. WATCH: When China put a rover on the moon In the footsteps of Nasa's rovers, including ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Dragon V2 capsule from SpaceX is first entry in race to build successor to space shuttle

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... a year before Nasa (the US space agency) needs it," said Musk, a 42-year-old billionaire who is also head of the electric-car maker Tesla Motors. "We feel fairly confident we'll ... Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Blue Origin have all received millions of dollars in Nasa funds to help them develop next-generation spacecraft that will carry astronauts to space. SpaceX has said its ...

  5. News - World - NASA

    Astronauts go on rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair station

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Last astronauts to embarked on a December 24 spacewalk was 14 years ago, Nasa says Two American astronauts prepared to step out Tuesday on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to wrap up repairs to the cooling system at the International Space Station, Nasa said. The spacewalk was set to begin at 7.10am, marking the second outing to replace ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa administrator Charles Bolden describes situation as 'unfortunate' The US space agency on Thursday vowed to reconsider the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a Nasa conference on security grounds, sparking a boycott by leading American astronomers. Nasa administrator Charles Bolden said the situation ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Beijing condemns Nasa ban on Chinese as 'discrimination'

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 11:01am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Nasa's China ban is 'discrimination' Beijing has criticised the US space agency Nasa for what it termed "discriminative action" over a decision to bar Chinese representatives ... on which the restriction was based to criticise Nasa. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was aware of reports on Nasa's decision. "At the same time I have also ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Spacesuit flaw delays International Space Station repairs

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Flaw in spacesuit delays space station repairs A new flaw has emerged with a US-made spacesuit, forcing Nasa to delay until tomorrow the next outing ... re-entered the space station airlock following a spacewalk that lasted 51/2 hours, Nasa said. It was not believed to be the same type of issue that caused a dangerous water leak in the helmet ...

  9. News - World - AVIATION

    BAE Systems Tornado fighter jet in test flight with 3D printer components

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AFP

    ... struts on the air intake door, the British firm said. The announcement follows NASA's successful test of a 3D-printed rocket engine component in August last year, as aerospace companies seek ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Sun's just too hot to handle for Comet Ison

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... watched the comet during its closest approach to the sun. It became faint while still within view of the US space agency Nasa's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory run jointly by the European Space Agency and Nasa. But Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory lost track of it. "It does seem that Ison probably has not survived its ...




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