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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - World

    A Mars mystery: 'beam of light' photographed shining up from planet's surface

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:07am by ANDREW

    ... A Martian mystery A photograph sent from Mars by one of Nasa's two rovers last week shows what conspiracy theorists have described as a "beam of light" shining up from the planet's surface. Nasa has yet to issue an official explanation for the image, which has been doing the rounds of the internet since it was posted by UFO enthusiast Scott Waring on Sunday. Waring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1469682/mars-mystery-beam-light-photographed-shining-planets-surface
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Vantablack, the world’s darkest material, is unveiled by UK firm

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... is the fact that it can grow at lower temperatures- 400 degrees Celsius, compared with the 750 degrees at which Nasa has grown previous deep blacks. This means it can be grown on lighter materials, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554903/vantablack-worlds-darkest-material-unveiled-uk-firm
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX prepares for first Nasa resupply mission to space station

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Private company to resupply space station after successful flight in May silences its critics SpaceX prepares for first Nasa mission to station Rocket maker SpaceX is poised to return to the International Space Station with its Dragon spacecraft to carry out the first contracted cargo resupply flight in Nasa's history. SpaceX performed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1056024/spacex-prepares-first-nasa-resupply-mission-space-station
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Mars rover ready to analyse rock powder

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 01:56pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the planet ever had ingredients for life, drilled its first bit of powder from inside a potentially ... Curiosity engineer Scott McCloskey of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said.. On February 8, the rover used its powerful drill, the first instrument of its type to be sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1155369/mars-rover-ready-analyse-rock-powder

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