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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 ...

  2. News - World - AEROSPACE

    Astronauts touch down in chilly Kazakhstan steppe

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 02:50pm by Associated Press in Almaty, Kazakhstan

    ... at the International Space Station. Nasa’s Sunita Williams, Russian astronaut Yury Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of Japan’s JAXA space agency landed at 7.56am local time northeast of the town of Arkalyk. Eight ... of the outgoing crew, Nasa astronaut Kevin Ford has taken command of the space station, where he remains with Russian colleagues Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin. They will be joined next month ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World

    Briefs, November 4, 2012

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... this space station, says Nasa WASHINGTON- For anyone interested in a glimpse of the International Space Station, Nasa is ready to help. The US space agency, celebrating the 12th anniversary ... required. The service is available worldwide, Nasa said, adding that the station's trajectory carried it over more than 90 per cent of the earth's population. AFP   Five aid workers freed ...

  5. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    SpaceX capsule arrives at International Space Station

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 07:34pm by AFP

    ... materials and other crucial equipment. The capsule named Dragon was captured – with the help of a robotic arm – by Nasa Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, when ... mission by SpaceX – Space Exploration Technologies – to the orbiting space station under contract with Nasa. In May last year, SpaceX made history when Dragon became the first commercial ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX rocket blasts off for International Space Station

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 08:53am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... for Nasa’s first privately-run supply mission. The engine fires blazed a bright trail across the night sky over Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida – the site of many launches ... The mission – the first of 12 planned trips in the US firm’s US$1.6 billion contract with Nasa – is a milestone for American efforts to privatise the space industry, in hopes of reducing costs ...

  7. News - World

    American, Russian, Italian blast off into space in Soyuz rocket

    Posted May 29th 2013, 10:38am by AP

    ... six months conducting a variety of experiments. The Russian spacecraft lifted off at 2.31am from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which Russia leases in Kazakhstan. Live footage provided by Nasa television showed it soaring into the clear night sky. About four minutes later, the announcer said the Soyuz was travelling at about 7,500km/h. The cramped capsule carrying Nasa’s Karen Nyberg, ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX's Dragon capsule returns from historic ISS mission

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... contract with Nasa. The California-based SpaceX company successfully guided the Dragon capsule down from orbit to a splashdown a few hundred kilometres off the Baja California coast. "This historic mission signifies the restoration of America's ability to deliver and return critical space station cargo," Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and head of SpaceX, said. Nasa ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Suni Williams second woman to take charge of International Space Station

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with US astronaut Joe Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin aboard, after deploying a huge white parachute and making a pinpoint descent. Nasa television footage showed ... a Nasa official quoted Acaba as saying when he was pulled out of the Russian capsule to mark the end of his 125-day stay in space. The crew then set what may become a new tradition by signing ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:49pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... and Nasa for bringing her here to us. And the ice cream,” she said. The Dragon’s cargo includes a freezer to ferry science samples back and forth between the station and earth. For the flight up, ... on the outpost. The flight is the first of 12 planned under a US$1.6-billion contract Nasa placed with privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to deliver cargo to the station. The US ...




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