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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa launches ‘flying saucer’ to test new technology for landing on Mars

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Possible future Mars lander lifted nearly into space by balloon and its own rocket engine Nasa flying saucer passes test despite bumpy landing A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. The Low Density ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542873/nasa-launches-flying-saucer-test-new-technology-landing-mars
  2. News - World

    NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars, the Maven, to study atmosphere of red planet.

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 02:30am by AP

    ... CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars, the Maven, to study atmosphere of red planet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1359909/nasa-launches-robotic-explorer-mars-maven-study-atmosphere-red-planet
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa duo plans faster-than-light starship called Enterprise- of course

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Nasa duo's Enterprise 'will break speed of light' Harold White, an engineer and physicist at US space agency Nasa, announced a few years ago that he ... for the Nasa Engineering Directorate", has calculated a plausible way to accomplish this using far less energy than required by the original theory proposed in 1994 by physicist Miguel Alcubierre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536321/nasa-duo-plans-faster-light-starship-called-enterprise-course
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nasa surveys find frozen world below ice sheet in Greenland

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:01pm by GDN

    ... shapes including some as tall as skyscrapers, was found using ice-penetrating radar loaded aboard survey flights by US space agency Nasa. The findings and the first images of the frozen world ... But with new gravity sensors and radar operating from Nasa's airborne surveys of the ice sheet over the last 20 years, scientists eventually concluded the formations were ice- not rock. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534166/nasa-surveys-find-frozen-world-below-ice-sheet-greenland
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Nasa uses space game to lure talent to its exploration programmes

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Seemingly real game may prompt youngsters to reach for the stars Nasa uses space game to lure talent In the cold vacuum of space, miles above the planet's surface, I am ... "Interested in exploring an asteroid with us?" It was from Nasa, and after a year of cooperation, the Kerbal team was able to implement the real-life Asteroid Redirect Mission into its game. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522639/nasa-uses-space-game-lure-talent-its-exploration-programmes
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Rising sea levels threaten to swamp Nasa space centres, say scientists

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Rising sea levels threaten to swamp space centres Rising sea levels are threatening most of Nasa's launch pads and multibillion-dollar complexes ... and logistics when launching rockets and testing spacecraft. Many Nasa centres had already faced costly damage from encroaching water, coastal erosion and potent hurricanes, said a report issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517348/rising-sea-levels-threaten-swamp-nasa-space-centres-say-scientists
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa plays down threat to space station after Russian threat to end co-operation

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Operations continue as normal, US agency says after Russia signals end of ISS co-operation and GPS ban in retaliation for Ukraine sanctions Nasa calm on threat to space station Nasa is playing down a Russian statement about an early end to co-operation on the International Space Station because of US sanctions on Moscow. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512174/nasa-plays-down-threat-space-station-after-russian-threat-end-cooperation
  8. Lifestyle - Books - BUSINESS

    Book review: Innovation the Nasa Way, by Rod Pyle

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Innovation the Nasa Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organisation for Breakthrough Success by Rod Pyle McGraw-Hill 3.5 stars  David Wilson US space agency Nasa has been dubbed "an engine of innovation and inspiration". In this bullet-point-peppered business guide, space analyst Rod Pyle explains how Nasa keeps achieving breakthroughs. Here is his take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1496688/book-review-innovation-nasa-way-rod-pyle
  9. News - World

    Test splashdown in Hawaii for Mars-bound Nasa 'flying saucer'

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:14am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Test splashdown for Mars-bound Nasa 'flying saucer' In June, while beachgoers in Hawaii sit blissfully unaware, a flying saucer will descend over the island of Kauai. It will not be a stunt for an alien invasion movie. Nasa is gearing up to conduct the first test flight of a disc-shaped spacecraft designed to land heavy loads and, one day, people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1495230/test-splashdown-hawaii-mars-bound-nasa-flying-saucer
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Smartphones answer Nasa's higher calling

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... answer nasa' s higher calling The US space agency for Nasa is known for going big: big missions, big rockets, big budgets. But nestled in California's Silicon Valley is one Nasa unit headed in the opposite direction. Its latest mission is tiny but has led to big expectations for the Small Satellite Technology Programme. In April, this Nasa team launched three little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260157/smartphones-answer-nasas-higher-calling

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