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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... under five hours. The flight followed by nearly a year the first manned trip into space by the Soviet Union's Yuri Gagarin. Nasa is depending on private enterprise to develop systems to replace the space shuttle programme. Glenn, 90, who served as a Democratic senator from 1974 until 1999, says the George W. Bush administration sacrificed US space ambitions by cutting Nasa ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Shuttle woes won't ground space quest

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on re-entry in 2003. Instead, it has left the US space agency Nasa with a problem similar to the one that led to the loss of Columbia- the dislodging of pieces of foam from external tanks during ... waste back to Earth. But the incident shows just how risky space travel remains. As Nasa administrator Michael Griffin said: 'This is not an enterprise where one can predict the outcome ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon, dies at 82

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on August 5, 1930, Armstrong took flying lessons at the age of 15 and received his pilot's licence on his 16th birthday. A US Navy aviator, he later joined Nasa's predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, in 1955. As a research pilot at Nasa's Flight Research Centre in Edwards, California, he flew on many pioneering high-speed aircraft. In 1962, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS KEVIN KWONG

    Artistic Impressions: Artist Amy Cheung Wan-man

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com At the end of August I received an e-mail from artist Amy Cheung Wan-man (with "Mars" in the subject line) saying she was at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland in the US. It's the kind of message you get from Cheung, who is always up to something interesting (who can forget her installation of a wooden tank ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kononenko, European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers and Nasa's Don Pettit will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The craft will dock with the International Space Station, where ...

  10. ESC Sequences

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Movie/X-15/index.html trick or treat Halloween is not far away, so perhaps it is time to start looking for that 'perfect' gift. This site has lots of body parts- rubber ones, we assume- for your ...




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