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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

    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
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Scientists and researchers working hard to stop asteroids hitting earth

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:29am by Jamie Carter

    ... catalogued and are tracked by astronomers, but Nasa estimates that more than six million objects orbit the sun. While some scientists are focused on how to prevent relatively small- though ... be created. The Nasa-funded Atlas (Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System), due in 2015, will use eight telescopes to scan the entire night sky for asteroids. Astronomers at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1422070/scientists-and-researchers-working-hard-stop-asteroids-hitting
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, March 23, 2014

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:39am by AGENCIES

    ... with an eye to starting commercial production next year. AFP   US space agency makes dusty breakthrough Nasa scientists have detected the veil of dust kicked up by tiny meteoroid impacts on the moon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1454900/short-science-march-23-2014
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Robotic vehicles set to unlock secrets of space

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:24am by Martin Williams

    ... of space At the end of last month came news that Nasa has ideas for a novel robotic space vehicle. Dubbed a "super ball bot" by the US space agency, this would be roughly spherical, built ... that otherwise deflects them. And despite the intense heat, in 2012, Nasa's Messenger satellite made observations consistent with ice on Mercury- in polar craters shaded from the sun. Two scientists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1408520/robotic-vehicles-set-unlock-secrets-space
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, February 2, 2014

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by AGENCIES

    ... Bidding companies reach for the moon Under a new programme called Lunar Catalyst, US space agency Nasa will provide free technical expertise, equipment, facilities and software to help selected companies develop lunar landers, officials have announced. "The intent of this initiative is to stimulate and help commercialisation," Jason Crusan, who oversees Nasa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1418571/short-science-february-2-2014
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Godfather of climate change retires to continue mother of all battles

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Renowned Nasa scientist who first raised warnings of man-made global warming three decades ago wants to continue raising public awareness Hansen retires to continue climate fight This month, climate scientist Dr James Hansen retired as head of Nasa's Goddard Institute of Space Studies. Yet at age 72, instead of aiming for a leisurely life after work, Hansen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1224820/godfather-climate-change-retires-continue-mother-all-battles
  8. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    SpaceX capsule arrives at International Space Station

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 07:34pm by AFP

    ... materials and other crucial equipment. The capsule named Dragon was captured – with the help of a robotic arm – by Nasa Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, when ... mission by SpaceX – Space Exploration Technologies – to the orbiting space station under contract with Nasa. In May last year, SpaceX made history when Dragon became the first commercial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1173471/spacex-capsule-arrives-international-space-station
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    35 years after launch, Voyager 1 still in earth's solar system

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian 35 years later, Voyager 1 still on trip to beyond A spacecraft that took off from Cape Canaveral 35 years ago is continuing its journey out of the solar system, Nasa said. The Voyager 1 probe was fired into space to observe the outer planets and the mysterious interstellar medium that lies beyond the solar system on September 5, 1977, as Elvis was topping the charts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1198156/35-years-after-launch-voyager-1-still-earths-solar-system
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, March 2, 2014

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by AGENCIES

    ... Nasa misdiagnosed the earlier leak, believing the water found in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano on July 9 was due to a ruptured drink bag, said space station chief engineer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1438073/short-science-march-2-2014

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