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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa to test 3-D printer as flying supply factory in space

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

    ... on supplies 3-D printer could be Nasa's flying factory Nasa is preparing to launch into space next year a 3-D printer, a toaster-sized device that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load ... replacement joints and artists use them to build exquisite jewellery. In Nasa labs, engineers are 3-D printing small satellites that could shoot out of the space station and transmit data to earth, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 13, 2014

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AGENCIES

    ... Scientists fail to resurrect old satellite A valiant effort to put a defunct Nasa science satellite back to work came to a disappointing end after the 36-year-old spacecraft's propulsion system failed, project organisers said. An ad hoc team of engineers and scientists won permission from Nasa to try to take control of the still-orbiting International Sun-Earth Explorer-3, ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    45 years later, astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on the moon landing

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... and also hoped President Barack Obama would use the anniversary to announce new ambitions for Nasa and human spaceflight. Aldrin wants to see humans travel to Mars — and stay, permanently, ... vocal in his final years about Nasa strategy and once sent me an on-background e-mail taking issue with a blog item in which I had been sceptical about a lunar return. Aldrin writes about past ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    How technology created for use in space has benefited life on earth

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Jamie Carter

    ... from outer space What has space exploration ever done for us? In the wake of China's recent moon mission- and with US space agency Nasa talking about landing a man on an asteroid ... of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in southwestern England- and a former engineer at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The CMOS-APS sensor, which consumes 100 times less power than ...

  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. ...




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