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  1. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX prepares for first Nasa resupply mission to space station

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Private company to resupply space station after successful flight in May silences its critics SpaceX prepares for first Nasa mission to station Rocket maker SpaceX is poised to return to the International Space Station with its Dragon spacecraft to carry out the first contracted cargo resupply flight in Nasa's history. SpaceX performed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. News - World - SPACE

    Apollo 11's mission was a 'giant leap for mankind'- and cold war rivalry

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

    ... States, the mission was a cold war manoeuvre, a bid to fulfil the vow made by president John F. Kennedy that Nasa could overtake the pioneering Russian space programme and put a man on the moon. But for spellbound audiences around the world, it was also an extraordinary and optimistic voyage of discovery and engineering. The huge rocket carried Columbia and its crew- Armstrong and fellow Nasa ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Xian since 2007. Shower of satellite parts due any time now A six-tonne satellite is getting closer and closer, and is expected to crash down on earth as early as today, but Nasa says it is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any more certainty. The 20-year-old Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite will be the biggest Nasa spacecraft to fall uncontrolled ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Roadworks damage Russian space communications

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in communication had put in doubt the return of three astronauts - including current ISS commander Sunita Williams of Nasa and Akihiko Hoshide of Japan - who have been away from earth since July. ... was flying over a segment of earth within reach of the telemetry stations of Nasa on Wednesday afternoon Moscow time when the accident occurred. Interfax said that several vehicles from the Akado ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Brightman's star rockets to space on Russian ship

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... not disclose the price tag of the trip, the ninth brokered by American firm Space Adventures, it can be expected to be at least as much as Russia charges Nasa astronauts for the privilege- more than ... The singer will be the first space tourist on Russia's Soyuz spaceship since 2009 after seats on the three-person craft became scarce when Nasa mothballed its shuttles, leaving Russian rockets ...

  10. 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, ...




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