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  1. News - China - SPACE

    Nasa chief Charles Bolden to visit Beijing

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com US space agency boss to attend gathering under watchful eye of US Congress which has blocked efforts to co-operate with Chinese counterparts NASA chief plans visit to Beijing Nasa chief Charles Bolden will visit Beijing next week to take part in an annual gathering of space agency chiefs, although he avoided saying whether he would meet his ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    'Last' mission to moon launches debate on US space agency Nasa

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... launches debate on Nasa The last moon mission on Nasa's current schedule is due to be launched on Friday, but political questions are already being raised about what the US space agency should ... be helpful in preparing for future manned missions to the moon. But Nasa currently does not have any such plans. Now some members of Congress have called on the space agency to return to the moon ...

  3. News - World - MEMORABILIA

    Apollo 15 moon mission camera sold in Vienna auction for HK$5.9 million

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vienna Moon mission camera sold for HK$5.9m The only camera to return from Nasa's moon missions from 1969 to 1972 has been sold at an auction in Vienna ... Jim Irwin to take 299 pictures during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. A small plate inside is engraved with the number 38, the same number that appears on Irwin's Nasa snapshots. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, April 12, 2014

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by STAFF

    ... A photograph sent from Mars by one of Nasa's two rovers last week reveals what conspiracy theorists described as a "beam of light" shining from the planet's surface. Nasa says ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

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

    ... minister to have more success than Annan.   Nasa probe departs asteroid for dwarf planet The Nasa probe Dawn is due to leave the giant asteroid Vesta to begin a 2-1/2-year voyage to the dwarf ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Space trio defy bad weather to return to Earth after 166 days on space station

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:48pm by Reuters

    ... the frozen ground at 9.24am southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. “Safe arrival back on Earth,” said a Nasa TV announcer while all-terrain rescue and recovery vehicles were shown trundling across a snowy steppe to the capsule. “The crew are reported to be in good health,” Nasa said. Inside the capsule were former ISS commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Mystery as Nasa satellite Voyager 1 hits edge of the solar system

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Nasa's Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched more than 35 years ago and now 18.5 billion kilometres from earth, is closing in on this boundary. In recent years scientists have been waiting eagerly ... metres on each side, according to Nasa - observed a momentary dip in intensity of the solar wind. "It was exciting," said Edward Stone, the project scientist for the two Voyagers. ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa lays out wild plan to corral asteroid

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington US agency asks Congress to fund audacious US$2.6b mission to capture small asteroid and drag it to a place where astronauts can visit it Nasa makes wild pitch to corral space rock It has been a while since Nasa has been known as a place for space cowboys. But the nickname could make a comeback if the US space agency can pull off a new mission ...

  9. News - World

    Nasa says flash reports consistent with meteor shower

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 11:58am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Social media sites are buzzing with reports of a flash of light that streaked across the sky along the US East Coast. Bill Cooke of Nasa’s Meteoroid Environmental Office said Friday that the flash appeared to be “a single meteor event.” He says it “looks to be a fireball that moved roughly toward the southeast, going on visual reports.” He says ...

  10. 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 ...




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