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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Smartphones answer Nasa's higher calling

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... answer nasa' s higher calling The US space agency for Nasa is known for going big: big missions, big rockets, big budgets. But nestled in California's Silicon Valley is one Nasa unit headed in the opposite direction. Its latest mission is tiny but has led to big expectations for the Small Satellite Technology Programme. In April, this Nasa team launched three little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260157/smartphones-answer-nasas-higher-calling
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa lays out wild plan to corral asteroid

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington US agency asks Congress to fund audacious US$2.6b mission to capture small asteroid and drag it to a place where astronauts can visit it Nasa makes wild pitch to corral space rock It has been a while since Nasa has been known as a place for space cowboys. But the nickname could make a comeback if the US space agency can pull off a new mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1208687/nasa-lays-out-wild-plan-corral-asteroid
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity's stream discovery raises hopes of finding life on Mars

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... gravel lifts prospects of life on Mars Nasa's Mars rover, Curiosity, has discovered gravel carried by an ancient stream that once "ran vigorously" on the red planet. The news bodes ... and the shapes of the rocks give an idea of the speed and the depth of the stream, Nasa said. Scientists estimate the water moved at a brisk pace of around one metre per second, and was somewhere between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1049837/curiositys-stream-discovery-raises-hopes-finding-life-mars
  4. Nasa chief backs China-US teamwork

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China and the United States could work together in space science and exploration, Nasa chief Charlie Bolden says, according to Space.com. Collaboration in space could help ... I. It is seen as a milestone in the country's quest to build a space station by 2020. Co-operation between Nasa and the Chinese space programme is currently minimal. A provision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983897/nasa-chief-backs-china-us-teamwork
  5. News - World - SPACE

    US and Europe to embark on joint space mission around the moon

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US and Europe in joint space mission The US and European space agencies have announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with Nasa ... around the moon. But Nasa has bigger goals for Orion, hoping it will one day take humans beyond low-earth orbit- for the first time since Eugene Cernan left the last footprints on the moon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130362/us-and-europe-embark-joint-space-mission-around-moon
  6. Nasa chief a space addict with feet planted firmly on the ground

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... to having 'tears in my eyes' as he watched it soar. Another enthused that it was 'really cool stuff'. But when a reporter asked Nasa administrator Michael Griffin to share his ... accuse him of lacking passion. To many within Nasa who weathered years of bureaucratic leadership and lived through some of the darkest moments of mankind's space odyssey, he is the one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555855/nasa-chief-space-addict-feet-planted-firmly-ground
  7. News - World - SCIENCE FOCUS

    All systems go for Curiosity rover on Mars

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... Alok Jha Nasa engineers have been testing the rover's systems to ensure they survived the landing and can begin uncovering secrets of the red planet All systems 'go' ... its front and back sets of wheels. Engineers at Nasa, the US space agency, wanted to make sure all the steering actuators were still working, that the wheel motors were turning. Every move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1022810/all-systems-go-curiosity-rover-mars
  8. 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
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1101028/short-science-december-9-2012
  10. Cultural sensitivity needed- even in space

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or both, insist on labelling him a 'space participant', a euphemism for space tourists. Many Malaysians are understandably outraged by Nasa's designation for one of their national ... state-of-the-art Nasa researchers may think differently. The Russians understand a thing or two about cultural sensitivity and have taken a pragmatic stand, regardless of the scientific merits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609674/cultural-sensitivity-needed-even-space

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