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  1. Ex-Nasa official to help China's space programme

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com UNMAPPED FIELD root_ARCHIVEENTRY_METADATA_cci_tag_label = 'science' A former top Nasa official and scientist will help China implement ... than technical know-how. He was referring to his '4-D management system', which has been used by 700 Nasa teams since 2003 after he developed this from his experiences with the Hubble ...

  2. Nasa

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... They were trying to get ahead of each other. The US realised it had to go into space, too. In 1958, Nasa was born. Nasa stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The birth of Nasa was the start of the 'space race'. Nasa's first act was to put the first American satellite into orbit in 1958. It had a staff of about 80 people. The new agency began researching ...

  3. Journey's end

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... decades, five Nasa space crafts- Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery and Endeavour- have comprised the fleet of shuttles, designed as the world's first reusable space vehicles. These images are from Nasa, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and Associated Press ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, December 9, 2012

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 01:03am by AGENCIES

    ...   Voyager 1 probe at 'magnetic highway' Nasa's Voyager 1, which is heading out of the solar system, has reached a "magnetic highway" leading to interstellar space, ... million years earlier than any previously discovered examples. The creature, about the size of a Labrador dog, has been named Nyasasaurus parringtoni. Reuters   Nasa's goals out of sync ...

  6. Co-operate to keep the peace in space

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it has breathed life into Nasa. Hitherto the US space agency has been most identified with the manned space programme, now in limbo following retirement of the space shuttles. It had a huge stake ...

  7. A good week for...

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mother, never imagining that it would be 24 years before she could return. Voyager 1 The Nasa space probe reached the edge of the solar system, extending its record for being the most distant ... closer to an inevitable but historic conclusion- that humanity's first emissary to interstellar space is on the edge of our solar system,' Nasa said. Voyager 1, along with its sister ...

  8. The Talk

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rediscovering the Source of the Yangtze The Royal Geographical Society hosts a talk by Wong How-man, who led an expedition of Nasa scientists, geographers and biologists last year to find the source of the River Yangtze (right). Tue, 6.30pm (drinks), 7.30pm (lecture), 2/F Olympic House, So Kong Po, Causeway Bay, $50-$150. Inquiries: rgshk@netvigator.com ...

  9. Looking into deep space

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... By Kate Whitehead Much of what we know about the universe is thanks to pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope which was launched by Nasa in 1990 Plans to build a telescope that could be launched into deep space began in the late 1970s, soon after the first space mission. Twelve years and US$2 billion later, Nasa launched the Hubble Space Telescope. It was to dramatically alter our ...

  10. The galaxy far far away

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... by Nasa. It is a combination of information from the Herschel Space Observatory taken in infrared- the orange bits- and the XMM-Newton telescope taken in X-rays (seen in blue). ...




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