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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon's resources

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa turns to private companies to exploit the moon Nasa- building on successful partnerships with private companies to resupply the International Space ... advantage of Nasa's extensive know-how, its engineers and access to its installations to help design and build lunar robots. But unlike Nasa's contracts with SpaceX and Orbital Sciences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424594/nasa-turns-private-companies-exploit-moons-resources
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPACE ADVENTURE

    Mars is a no-go, says former Nasa researcher Professor Chan Kwing-lam

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Life on Mars a no-go, says former Nasa researcher Ambitious plans for human migration to Mars are unaffordable and even if they do go ahead are likely ... advanced enough to support human life on Mars. "After landing on Mars, that is the point when other technical problems arise," said Chan, a former Nasa researcher who teaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422474/mars-no-go-says-former-nasa-researcher-professor-chan-kwing-lam
  3. AEROSPACE

    Billionaire Elon Musk unveils Dragon V2, destination the International Space Station

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:15pm

    ... of several private companies competing to build “space taxis” for Nasa to replace the retired space shuttle fleet. It previously flew four cargo missions to the space station, delivering food and supplies. Since the shuttle fleet retired in 2011, Nasa has depended on Russian rockets to transport astronauts to orbit and back, paying nearly US$71 million a seat. In the latest mission, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521790/billionaire-elon-mush-unveils-dragon-v2-destination-international-space-station
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Nasa's Opportunity chalks up10 years roving Mars surface

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... rovers was underlined yesterday by news China's Jade Rabbit is in trouble after just two months. Nasa has scrutinised our planetary neighbour for decades, starting with quick flybys ... phoning home in 2010 after getting stuck in sand. Meanwhile, Opportunity has logged 39 kilometres crater-hopping. The solar-powered Nasa rover is now in a sunny spot on the rim of Endeavour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1413312/nasas-opportunity-chalks-up10-years-roving-mars-surface
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa scientists baffled after white rock mysteriously appears on Mars' surface

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Mystery of white rock on Red Planet Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by Nasa's Mars ... a meteorite landed nearby. Either way, the rock, dubbed "Pinnacle Island" is providing an unexpected science bonus for Nasa scientists. "Much of the rock is bright-toned, nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1411295/nasa-scientists-baffled-after-white-rock-mysteriously-appears-mars
  6. News - China

    Friends rally to dispel 'Chinese spy' claims against ex-Nasa contractor

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 11:53am by Amy Li

    ... Days after Jiang Bo, a Chinese national who worked at Nasa’s Langley Research Center, was arrested on a plane bound for Beijing and charged with lying to US authorities, his friends ... and working in the US. Xing explained that Jiang was not 'fleeing' US as reported by some media. Jiang was leaving the US on a one-way ticket after he had learned his contract with Nasa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1196162/friends-aim-dispel-chinese-spy-claims-against-ex-nasa-contractor
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Hubble Telescope shows images of 13 billion-year-old galaxies

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... complex physics tricks, Nasa's ageing telescope is just starting to see the universe at its infancy in living colour and detail. Images released by the US space agency on Tuesday show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1400857/nasas-hubble-telescope-shows-images-13-billion-year-old-galaxies
  8. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Nasa warns Beyonce that Challenger tragedy should not be trivialised

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nashville, Tennessee Nasa joins row over Beyonce's new song Officials of Nasa, the US space agency, say the Challenger disaster "should never ... is risky and should never be trivialised," said Lauren Worley, Nasa's press secretary. "Nasa works every day to honour the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1395284/nasa-warns-beyonce-challenger-tragedy-should-not-be-trivialised
  9. News - World

    NASA has aborted a spacewalk at space station because of water leak in astronaut's' helmet

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 09:10pm by AP

    ... CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — NASA has aborted a spacewalk at space station because of water leak in astronaut's' helmet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284179/nasa-has-aborted-spacewalk-space-station-because-water-leak-astronauts
  10. News - World - ASTRONOMY

    Real-life 'Tatooine' planet orbiting two suns is discovered

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 09:14am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... website was created in 2010 to encourage amateur astronomers to identify planets outside our solar system, using data from the US space agency Nasa’s Kepler space telescope. Kepler, launched in March 2009, is Nasa’s first mission in search of earth-like planets orbiting stars similar to our sun. The discovery of PH1 was made available online on Monday at the site arxiv.org and has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1062255/real-life-tatooine-planet-orbiting-two-suns-discovered

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