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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...


    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, ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google hopes super-fast computer chip can be part of quantum leap towards AI

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by Reuters

    ... of the quest for a transformative new chip. Last year, Google's artificial intelligence lab partnered with US space agency Nasa on quantum computing research. Google, which is working on projects ...

  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

    Heading for space, female cosmonaut encounters glass ceiling

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... cosmodrome with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev and Nasa's Barry Wilmore. While the Soviet Union was the first to send a woman into space- Valentina Tereshkova in 1963- it failed ...




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