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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa looks at setting up space base gateway to Mars

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington The US space agency wants to build a small outpost 60,000km from the moon as a base for manned landings on the red planet Nasa looks at gateway to Mars Top Nasa officials have picked a leading candidate for the agency's next major mission: construction of an outpost that would send astronauts further from Earth than they have yet been. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Spaced out

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... support. In some international scientific circles, TC is well known, or at least notorious. Nasa thinks he is a pest or a crank and will not touch him. It seems its people would be much more ... the co-winner of the 1957 physics Nobel Prize, and Farouk El-Baz, a top Nasa scientist and science adviser to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. So you know what I mean when I say I still can't make ...


    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fantastic Voyage: Medical Robots Pearl, 9.30pm In the year 2020 Nasa has scheduled the first manned mission to Mars and the US space agency believes that an astonishing medical invention will keep the astronauts healthy. Nasa scientists are turning their attention from outer space to inner space to explore the possibility of using millions of miniature robots in the blood stream ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Shuttle woes will not dim mankind's space quest

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is wrong with the management and safety culture at Nasa, which has now rightly grounded the shuttle programme. The United States has already lost two previous shuttles and their crews in explosions- the Columbia in 2003 and Challenger nearly 20 years ago. Nasa administrator Wayne Hale conceded this week that the Columbia accident 'made us realise we had been playing Russian ...

  7. 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) ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Radiation on Mars trip near lifetime limit

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... aboard the Mars Science Laboratory, an unmanned Nasa rover and mobile laboratory that set off for Mars in 2011 before landing 253 days later in August, the report in the US journal Science said. ... exposure limits defined by Nasa and other space agencies." Zeitlin said more study is needed to determine the actual health risks- including the likelihood of developing cancer- associated ...

  9. Fly Me to the Moon

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Richard Macauley

    ... Richard Macauley Mon, 7pm, University of Hong Kong There's a scene in the blockbuster movie Apollo 13 in which a Nasa employee drops a bunch of parts on a table in front of some ... missions. Some may be more interested in hearing Logsdon's explanation of how the technology he worked on at Nasa has now wound up in the lives of many earth dwellers in the form of the iPhone ...

  10. Proud tribute to 'mankind's finest hour'

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... last month, the spot known as Tranquillity Base can be seen once again- apparently just as the astronauts left it. Beamed back to earth in time to hand Nasa a glittering public relations coup ... and visit again.' But the question of when, how and if Nasa can get astronauts back to the moon is surrounded by uncertainty and controversy. Whereas president John F. Kennedy captivated ...




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