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  1. 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 ...

  2. Chinese-American girl named Mars rover

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ma thought up the name chosen by the Nasa panel from more than 9,000 entries received in a nationwide contest held in May 2009. 'Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns ... on Nasa's official website. 'Curiosity is such a powerful force... [It] is the passion that drives us through our everyday lives. We have become explorers and scientists with our need to ask ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. For sale: used space shuttles, price sky-high

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... Richard Luscombe in Miami It could be the ultimate Christmas present for anyone who can afford the stellar price tag. Nasa has announced plans to sell off its space-shuttle fleet for US$42 ... hazardous materials, preparing it for travel and flying it to an airport of the buyer's choosing. But as an agency of the US government, Nasa insists it will not sell its most prized assets ...

  5. Space arms race must be prevented

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Nasa spacecraft blasted the moon with a missile. It said it was looking for hidden water but people can assume the data would be studied by the US military. Actions, in such instances, speak ...

  6. Mercury

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... They called it Apollo in the morning and Hermes in the evening. Earth visitors In 1973 and 1974, Nasa's Mariner 10 visited Mercury and mapped under half its surface. This year Messenger has ...

  7. reaching for the stars

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... scientists. He was famous as the man behind the APX spectrometer on board Nasa's hugely successful Pathfinder mission to Mars. The tool was supposed to identify individual elements of Martian ... relayed by the spectrometer from the planet were unreliable. This problem was recognised and rectified by Nasa in its 2003 Athena Mars mission, which carried a heavy-duty grinder to expose rind. ...

  8. Reaching for the stars

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... technology to keep their space projects afloat. I was not surprised to find some 30 research papers on Nasa. This indicated they were still in the race. As the Chinese saying goes: 'Know your enemy, know yourself.' If I were in the United States negotiating with Nasa, I would be meeting engineers or officials directly involved. The Americans had a decentralised organisation model ...

  9. reaching for the stars

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... nowhere with Nasa. The Americans did not have a space station at the time and were far less interested in performing experiments in zero-gravity than the Russians. If finding Nasa addresses ... different. I had expected Star City to be like any one of those famous Nasa centres such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It wasn't. The roads were full of holes, the buildings decrepit. ...

  10. Reaching for the stars

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A distinguished planetary scientist, Professor Pillinger was a fellow of the British Royal Society and a Nasa consultant who helped analyse moon rocks during the Apollo programme in the 1970s. His ... a prominent scientist with the German space agency, DLR, said: 'Hong Kong's rock-corer and the Russians' mole are the most sexy tools that could beat Nasa for media coverage when ...




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