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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Return of the zombie probe

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:53pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Corporation and launched in 1978 as part of a Nasa mission to study the sun's magnetosphere and the solar winds that constantly hit earth to produce the aurora borealis and aurora australis, ... and redirected to observe two comets, including the famous Halley's Comet in 1986. In 1997, Nasa sent it a signal to shut down and left it to continue its orbit of the sun. However, ISEE-3's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1585111/return-zombie-probe
  2. News - World

    Hole in ozone layer still the size of North America

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:31am by GDN

    ... Nasa suggests. The hole in the thin layer of gas, which helps shield life on earth from harmful ultraviolet solar radiation that can cause skin cancers, grows and contracts throughout the year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1630850/hole-ozone-layer-still-size-north-america
  3. AEROSPACE

    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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521790/billionaire-elon-mush-unveils-dragon-v2-destination-international-space-station
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - World - AEROSPACE

    Astronauts touch down in chilly Kazakhstan steppe

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 02:50pm by Associated Press in Almaty, Kazakhstan

    ... at the International Space Station. Nasa’s Sunita Williams, Russian astronaut Yury Malenchenko and Aki Hoshide of Japan’s JAXA space agency landed at 7.56am local time northeast of the town of Arkalyk. Eight ... of the outgoing crew, Nasa astronaut Kevin Ford has taken command of the space station, where he remains with Russian colleagues Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin. They will be joined next month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1086084/astronauts-touch-down-chilly-kazakhstan-steppe

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