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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Beijing condemns Nasa ban on Chinese as 'discrimination'

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 11:01am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Nasa's China ban is 'discrimination' Beijing has criticised the US space agency Nasa for what it termed "discriminative action" over a decision to bar Chinese representatives ... on which the restriction was based to criticise Nasa. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was aware of reports on Nasa's decision. "At the same time I have also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327779/nasa-ban-chinese-scientists-conference-inaccurate-says-us-lawmaker
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa cargo ship Cygnus makes delivery to International Space Station

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, US Cygnus' door-to-do delivery, 420km up Nasa's newest delivery service has made its first shipment to the International Space Station, ... the second to accomplish such a far-flung shipment. The California-based SpaceX took the lead last year. Nasa officials along with White House representatives declared it a historic day. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1321525/nasa-cargo-ship-cygnus-makes-delivery-international-space-station
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US shutdown slows efforts to fix Nasa-China controversy

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 10:05am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Beijing has criticised ban as discriminatory Nasa is trying to resolve an international spat over banning Chinese scientists from a planetary conference ... remain free of politics. Organisers of the Second Kepler Science Conference on November 4-8 said they were acting based on a March this year order for a moratorium to visits to Nasa facilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1328387/us-shutdown-slows-efforts-fix-nasa-china-controversy
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Lizard love space test back from brink as Russia contacts lost satellite

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... of national pride, development of the Russian space industry has become even more critical as the fallout from the Ukraine crisis dampens cooperation with the United States. Nasa has been told to cut ... for the defence and space industries, Dmitry Rogozin, has suggested Russia will not accept Nasa's offer to extend cooperation on the space station past 2020.   The US space agency's Opportunity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562044/lizard-love-space-test-back-brink-russia-contacts-lost-satellite
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa rover's failure to find methane means life on Mars is less likely

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Nasa's Curiosity rover fails to find methane on red planet, making the chances slim that life- in the form of microbial activity- exists there Life on Mars now a lot less likely In findings that are as scientifically significant as they are crushing to the popular imagination, Nasa has reported that its Mars rover, Curiosity, has found no evidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1313990/nasa-rovers-failure-find-methane-means-life-mars-less-likely
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1312567/nasa-chief-charles-bolden-visit-beijing
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    One week from catastrophe: Hugely destructive solar flare narrowly missed earth

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 01:54pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... of the University of Colorado said in a Nasa Science online release. "If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, earth would have been in the line of fire." On July 23, 2012, the sun ... that plugs in to a wall socket. "Most people wouldn't even be able to flush their toilet because urban water supplies largely rely on electric pumps," Nasa said. "According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560409/solar-storm-could-have-pulled-plug-earth
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1301228/last-mission-moon-launches-debate-us-space-agency-nasa
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... a 41-year-old driving record that is out of this world. The decade-old Nasa Mars rover has crossed the 40km mark, surpassing the 39km record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2. Not too shabby for a rover that landed on the red planet in 2004 with a 90-day mission and an odometer geared for a roughly 0.96km drive, said John Callas, the mission's project manager at Nasa's Jet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565032/mars-rover-opportunity-sets-space-driving-distance-record
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1271227/mystery-nasa-satellite-voyager-1-hits-edge-solar-system

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