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  1. 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
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Nasa uses space game to lure talent to its exploration programmes

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Seemingly real game may prompt youngsters to reach for the stars Nasa uses space game to lure talent In the cold vacuum of space, miles above the planet's surface, I am ... "Interested in exploring an asteroid with us?" It was from Nasa, and after a year of cooperation, the Kerbal team was able to implement the real-life Asteroid Redirect Mission into its game. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522639/nasa-uses-space-game-lure-talent-its-exploration-programmes
  3. Lifestyle - Books - BUSINESS

    Book review: Innovation the Nasa Way, by Rod Pyle

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Innovation the Nasa Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organisation for Breakthrough Success by Rod Pyle McGraw-Hill 3.5 stars  David Wilson US space agency Nasa has been dubbed "an engine of innovation and inspiration". In this bullet-point-peppered business guide, space analyst Rod Pyle explains how Nasa keeps achieving breakthroughs. Here is his take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1496688/book-review-innovation-nasa-way-rod-pyle
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Nasa's Opportunity chalks up10 years roving Mars surface

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... rovers was underlined yesterday by news China's Jade Rabbit is in trouble after just two months. Nasa has scrutinised our planetary neighbour for decades, starting with quick flybys ... phoning home in 2010 after getting stuck in sand. Meanwhile, Opportunity has logged 39 kilometres crater-hopping. The solar-powered Nasa rover is now in a sunny spot on the rim of Endeavour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1413312/nasas-opportunity-chalks-up10-years-roving-mars-surface
  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Return of the zombie probe

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Corporation and launched in 1978 as part of a Nasa mission to study the sun's magnetosphere and the solar winds that constantly hit earth to produce the aurora borealis and aurora australis, ... and redirected to observe two comets, including the famous Halley's Comet in 1986. In 1997, Nasa sent it a signal to shut down and left it to continue its orbit of the sun. However, ISEE-3's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1585111/return-zombie-probe
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, October 5, 2014

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by AGENCIES

    ... Alzheimer's to schizophrenia. Reuters   Allen start-up may give new life to spaceship A passenger spaceship that lost a bid for additional Nasa funding may have new life ferrying passengers for computing pionerr Paul Allen's space start-up, Stratolaunch Systems, company officials said. Privately owned Sierra Nevada Corp is challenging Nasa's decision to award contracts worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1609584/short-science-october-5-2014
  7. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Nasa to send new rover to Mars in 2020

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 10:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Nasa plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said. The announcement on Tuesday came a day after Nasa released the results of the first soil tested by the Curiosity rover, which found traces of some of the compounds like water and oxygen that are necessary for life. US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1097906/nasa-send-new-rover-mars-2020
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... a 41-year-old driving record that is out of this world. The decade-old Nasa Mars rover has crossed the 40km mark, surpassing the 39km record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2. Not too shabby for a rover that landed on the red planet in 2004 with a 90-day mission and an odometer geared for a roughly 0.96km drive, said John Callas, the mission's project manager at Nasa's Jet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565032/mars-rover-opportunity-sets-space-driving-distance-record
  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    How technology created for use in space has benefited life on earth

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Jamie Carter

    ... from outer space What has space exploration ever done for us? In the wake of China's recent moon mission- and with US space agency Nasa talking about landing a man on an asteroid ... of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in southwestern England- and a former engineer at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The CMOS-APS sensor, which consumes 100 times less power than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1530916/how-technology-created-use-space-has-benefited-life-earth
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 13, 2014

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AGENCIES

    ... Scientists fail to resurrect old satellite A valiant effort to put a defunct Nasa science satellite back to work came to a disappointing end after the 36-year-old spacecraft's propulsion system failed, project organisers said. An ad hoc team of engineers and scientists won permission from Nasa to try to take control of the still-orbiting International Sun-Earth Explorer-3, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552846/short-science-july-13-2014

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