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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

    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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Nasa rover finds another visitor from space on Mars Nasa's Curiosity rover has found a two-metre-long iron meteorite on the surface of Mars. Scientists named the first ... to the statement from US space agency Nasa that accompanied an image of the Lebanon meteorite, the cavities visible on its surface may once have been filled with the mineral olivine. If so, that could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555639/nasa-rover-finds-large-iron-meteorite-mars

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