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  1. From racist oppression to Nasa's heights

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Corps major general is preparing to be anointed as the new administrator of Nasa, becoming the first black and only second ex-astronaut to lead the US space programme. Overseeing a workforce ... of America's space programme', US President Barack Obama stated in announcing his nomination. Yet 'vibrancy' is something many Nasa-watchers say the agency has lost in recent years ...

  2. Students net Nasa prizes

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Two Hong Kong secondary school students shone in the 2009 Nasa Space Settlement Contest, winning first place awards in the international competition. This year, the annual ... to the United States and accepted their awards on June 5 at the School of Creativity (Kowloon Bay), which co-ordinated the Hong Kong submissions to Nasa. 'I have always been interested in science ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    US and Europe to embark on joint space mission around the moon

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US and Europe in joint space mission The US and European space agencies have announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with Nasa ... around the moon. But Nasa has bigger goals for Orion, hoping it will one day take humans beyond low-earth orbit- for the first time since Eugene Cernan left the last footprints on the moon ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Truth about Planet X is pure science fiction

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... of Pennsylvania astronomer Kevin Luhman, who directed the study using Nasa's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope. The results were published in The Astrophysical Journal. Most ...

  5. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    2012 was the 36th straight year of above-average global temperature

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... up more record warm highs over the coming decade, US scientists say. The year 2012 marked the ninth or 10th warmest on record, depending on the measurement. Space agency Nasa put the average ... including parts of Alaska, western Canada, central Asia and the Antarctic were cooler. James Hansen, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said it was likely that an upcoming ...

  6. News - China - SPACE EXPLORATION

    China, US move towards co-operation in space

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 10:08am by AFP

    ... Logsdon, former director of the the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University and a NASA consultant, shared Le Gall’s sentiment. He noted that China has recently indicated its willingness to participate in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group, which currently has 14 members including NASA. Beijing has also openly invited other countries to join it in its ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Scientific freedom must be upheld

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sense, maybe not. American researchers have worked themselves into a lather - to the point of boycotting a Nasa conference in California next month they would not normally dream of missing - over a politically inspired ban on Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, attending the conference. The Nasa ban on individual scientists, under the misguided application of a law ...

  8. News - World - ENGINEERING

    Dus Architects claim breakthrough with 3-D printed house in Amsterdam

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by The Guardian

    ... geometrical outfits developed using a multi-material printer, and clothing customised to individual body scans. 3-D printing in space Nasa is developing technology to print satellite parts in orbit ...

  9. Nasa to launch space shuttle despite unmet safety goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Jacqui Goddard in Miami Nasa's space shuttle programme is finally back on track after being grounded for more than two years. Discovery, one of three shuttles remaining from the original five-strong fleet, is scheduled for launch on July 13- the first manned US spaceflight since the Columbia disaster in February 2003. Nasa managers admit that despite 21/2 years ...

  10. Now Nasa looks to the future

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... and repeatedly relives the same day. Little did the wags on the ground at Nasa realise that their choice of music was about to take on added relevance. Hours later, they were experiencing deja vu ... flight, as it had hoped, Nasa is again mired in a public relations disaster. The incident on Tuesday raises new doubts over the viability of the ageing shuttle fleet, concerns over the timetable ...




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