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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa brings bounce to outer-space living

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 11:32am

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas International Space Station to test US$18 million balloon-like room Nasa is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome ... years at the space station, it could open the door to habitats on the moon and missions to Mars, Nasa engineer Glen Miller said. The agency chose Bigelow for the contract because it was the only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130033/nasa-brings-bounce-outer-space-living
  2. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1044947/nasa-looks-setting-space-base-gateway-mars
  3. 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
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968262/ex-nasa-official-help-chinas-space-programme
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696004/nasa
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974184/journeys-end
  7. 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
  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. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Curiosity Mars rover collects historic first bedrock sample

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity has penetrated a rock on the Red Planet and collected a sample from its interior, the US space agency announced Saturday. Using a drill at the end of its robotic arm, Curiosity bore a hole 6.4cm deep into the rock, generating powder for evaluation, Nasa said in a statement. “The most advanced planetary robot ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1147304/curiosity-mars-rover-collects-historic-first-bedrock-sample
  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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