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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Robonaut, International Space Station's humanoid robot, gets legs at last

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... to really kind of open up the robot's horizons," said Robert Ambrose, from the US space agency Nasa's Johnson Space Centre in Houston. It's the next big step in Nasa's quest ...

  2. News - World

    Briefs, October 9, 2012

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to the International Space Station on Nasa's first privately run supply mission after a successful blast-off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The capsule named Dragon reached orbit and spread its two ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity's stream discovery raises hopes of finding life on Mars

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... gravel lifts prospects of life on Mars Nasa's Mars rover, Curiosity, has discovered gravel carried by an ancient stream that once "ran vigorously" on the red planet. The news bodes ... and the shapes of the rocks give an idea of the speed and the depth of the stream, Nasa said. Scientists estimate the water moved at a brisk pace of around one metre per second, and was somewhere between ...

  4. News - China - AEROSPACE

    Next stop- Mars: China aims to send rover to Red Planet within six years

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 03:41pm by WU NAN

    ... mission to an asteroid by 2020. So far, US space agency Nasa’s Curiosity rover has been leading discoveries on Mars. Since its launch in 2011, it has discovered initial hints that the planet ... and evolution. Since Nasa published the first close-up picture of Mars in 1965, advanced countries such as the US, Russia, Japan, India and China joined the race to explore the mysterious planet, ...

  5. Roving good time on internet route

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nasa's Mars Exploration Rover, which celebrated its 3,000th day on the planet on July 2, has taken photos of the rugged Mars terrain using a panoramic camera. A total of 817 images- taken from ... three months. If you are interested to learn more, go to Nasa's page for students and try the online rover image experience. Top trend Clipix We spend lots of time online, but there'll ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's heating up, and it's not global warming

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... climate models, weather station data and planning data into their temperature projection models for the city. They also made use of thermal satellite imaging from the US space agency Nasa ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Hunt for alien life homes in on Earth 2.0, a planet of similar size to our own

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:58pm by AFP

    ... within the "habitable zone" of another star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using Nasa's Kepler telescope, according to research published ... worlds like our planet earth," said Paul Hertz, who is Nasa's Astrophysics Division director at the agency's headquarters. The planet was "the right size and is at the right ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WORLD CUP

    What, no beef? FCC averts diplomatic food fight over World Cup menu with German slant

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:26pm by DANNY LEE

    ... stage. US space agency Nasa can stream matches direct to the station in HDTV format through its data relay satellites, which spin 36,000 kilometres above earth in a geosynchronous orbit. ...

  9. Nasa chief backs China-US teamwork

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China and the United States could work together in space science and exploration, Nasa chief Charlie Bolden says, according to Space.com. Collaboration in space could help ... I. It is seen as a milestone in the country's quest to build a space station by 2020. Co-operation between Nasa and the Chinese space programme is currently minimal. A provision ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly subjects of scientific study

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... Kornienko, 54, a former paratrooper. No American has come close to a year; seven months is the maximum for a single human mission that Nasa, the US space agency, allows. The Russians, on the other ... a scientific gift, said Craig Kundrot, the deputy chief scientist for the human research program at Nasa's Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. "Not only are they the same genetically, ...




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