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  1. 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 ...

  2. Nasa gives clear picture of smog from Guangdong

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... moved south and blanketed much of the area. These events were captured on film by a satellite operated by Nasa and the data was analysed by atmospheric scientist Alexis Lau Kai-hon, who heads ... in 2000, Nasa's Earth Observation System has been taking a picture of the region every day. The images from space track the intensity of fine dust particles in the air and offer dramatic ...

  3. People making their mark on the universe

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the International Space Station. Did you know that the United States space agency Nasa plans to build a permanently-occupied base on the moon? They say it will be a science station, as well as a place ... Nasa has said that space is so full of rubbish- rocket parts, tools, plastic bags- that it has become a danger to astronauts and satellites. Victoria, Assistant Editor ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. China can play significant role in the space effort

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The moon is a long way short of Mars, the ultimate goal of a space exploration programme announced by US President George W. Bush in January last year. But the US space agency Nasa ... shuttles, Nasa has opted for a return to a space capsule launched by a rocket, the method that first took Americans to the moon nearly 40 years ago. The new crew exploration vehicles (CEVs) ...

  6. Global co-operation the key to space exploration

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of relics on the moonscape of the landings by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and four subsequent Apollo missions up to 1972. Taken recently by a Nasa moon reconnaissance mission, they are the only ... mission to the International Space Station will be the last. The US will be relying on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft for the next. Nasa's unmanned scientific missions still go all around ...

  7. A satellite falls but why no complaints?

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A six-tonne US satellite is plummeting to earth, and the Nasa scientists who are monitoring it have no idea where the potentially dangerous debris will land. It could hit as far north ... or in every continent except Antarctica. The trajectory, however, will spare the US capital. One Nasa scientist said predicting where a falling satellite might land is like predicting the weather ...

  8. Sweet dreams

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The average person spends about one-third of his or her life asleep so creating the best sleeping environment is crucial. New to the home department in all branches of Lane Crawford is the climate-controlled Thermotec comforter (below, $16,000) from German company Brinkhaus. Thanks to Phase Change Technology, created by Nasa, the revolutionary quilt maintains your body temperature ...

  9. Question of the week: How far will man go with space exploration in the next 10 years?

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the next 10 years man might stand on Mars and send us a joke back to Earth using radio signals. Although Nasa's spacecraft Beagle 2 lost touch with Earth, landing on Mars was a great step ...

  10. Scientist proposes shared delta satellite to monitor air quality

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... information systems has suggested. The idea was floated by Professor Janet Nichol, a geoinformatics expert at Polytechnic University who has used data from two Nasa satellites to gauge ... complements data recorded at five ground-level monitoring stations. According to one of the Nasa maps based on data recorded on January 28, 2007, most fine particles, also known as PM2.5, were ...




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