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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Group sealed in dome as Nasa’ tests mental stress of a mission on Mars

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa looking at pitfalls of sending people on long, close-quarters mission on a distant planet Group sealed in dome to test mental stress of life on Mars Six people have sealed themselves inside a white vinyl dome in Hawaii to embark on an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a mission to Mars. The Nasa-funded project, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623961/group-sealed-dome-nasa-tests-mental-stress-mission-mars
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa probe Messenger sends images of Mercury's polar ice

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:46am by The Los Angeles Times

    ... The Los Angeles Times Nasa's Messenger sends images of frozen water on planet closest to sun Probe snaps Mercury's polar ice US space agency Nasa's Messenger spacecraft has sent back its first visible-light images of water ice on Mercury, the tiny charbroiled planet that orbits closest to the sun. The findings, described in the journal Geology, reveal that the ice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618856/nasa-probe-messenger-sends-images-mercurys-polar-ice
  6. News - World - SPACE

    US astronauts in six hour spacewalk to repair International Space Station

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington Nasa in new spacewalk A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station yesterday on a spacewalk to do repairs at the orbiting outpost, NASA said. Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore began their spacewalk shortly after 8am Washington time, on an excursion that was scheduled to last six and a half hours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617312/us-astronauts-six-hour-spacewalk-repair-international-space-station
  7. News - World - SPACE

    End space rivalry, astronaut urges in appeal to China and Nasa

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 08:48pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Beijing Canadian Chris Hadfield says China and Nasa have an opportunity to develop symbolic links through Beijing's burgeoning space programme End space rivalry, ... astronauts training at facilities such as Nasa at Houston, would be a first step towards working together on a more lasting basis, Hadfield said. The Canadian, who commanded the International Space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600391/end-space-rivalry-astronaut-urges-appeal-china-and-nasa
  8. 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
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Maven probe will circle the red planet studying its upper atmosphere Spacecraft enters orbit around Mars A Nasa spacecraft has begun orbiting Mars ... of the atmosphere at various levels. Nasa is the world's most successful space agency at sending rovers and probes to Mars, and past missions have included the Viking 1 and 2 in 1975 and the Mars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597874/nasas-maven-spacecraft-enters-orbit-around-mars
  10. 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

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