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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446013/space-trio-defy-bad-weather-return-earth-after-166-days-space-station
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1208687/nasa-lays-out-wild-plan-corral-asteroid
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1197926/nasa-says-flash-reports-consistent-meteor-shower
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130033/nasa-brings-bounce-outer-space-living
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Nasa video debunks Mayan apocalypse prophecy

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 03:59pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The date: December 22, 2012. If you’re watching this, the world didn’t end yesterday, a Nasa video begins. The US space agency goes on to explain why the commotion over ... by the ancient Maya. And if that’s not enough, Nasa scientists answer frequently asked questions for doomsday believers.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1105407/nasa-video-debunks-mayan-apocalypse-prophecy
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Risk of ‘city-killing’ asteroid striking Earth higher than thought, experts warn

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:20am by Reuters at Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... building – moving at Mach 50,” Lu said. Mach 50 is 50 times the speed of sound, or roughly 61,250 km/h. Nasa already has a programme in place that tracks asteroids larger than 1 kilometre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494960/risk-city-killing-asteroid-striking-earth-higher-thought-experts-warn
  8. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    Nasa to send new rover to Mars in 2020

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 10:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Nasa plans to send a new rover to Mars in 2020 as it prepares for a manned mission to the Red Planet, the US space agency said. The announcement on Tuesday came a day after Nasa released the results of the first soil tested by the Curiosity rover, which found traces of some of the compounds like water and oxygen that are necessary for life. US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1097906/nasa-send-new-rover-mars-2020
  9. News - World - SPACE

    New Nasa rover may bring Martian soil back to earth

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles New Mars rover is planned by Nasa Nasa officials have announced plans to build a new rover that would join Curiosity and Opportunity on the red ... Grunsfeld, head of Nasa's Science Mission Directorate. But Grunsfeld's remarks on Tuesday raised the hopes of planetary scientists that Nasa is focusing its efforts on the complex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1098321/new-nasa-rover-may-bring-martian-soil-back-earth
  10. News - World - NASA

    Astronauts go on rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair station

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Last astronauts to embarked on a December 24 spacewalk was 14 years ago, Nasa says Two American astronauts prepared to step out Tuesday on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to wrap up repairs to the cooling system at the International Space Station, Nasa said. The spacewalk was set to begin at 7.10am, marking the second outing to replace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1389719/astronauts-go-rare-christmas-eve-spacewalk-repair-station

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