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  1. Ex-Nasa official to help China's space programme

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com UNMAPPED FIELD root_ARCHIVEENTRY_METADATA_cci_tag_label = 'science' A former top Nasa official and scientist will help China implement ... than technical know-how. He was referring to his '4-D management system', which has been used by 700 Nasa teams since 2003 after he developed this from his experiences with the Hubble ...

  2. News - World - NASA

    Astronauts go on rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to repair station

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 07:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Last astronauts to embarked on a December 24 spacewalk was 14 years ago, Nasa says Two American astronauts prepared to step out Tuesday on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk to wrap up repairs to the cooling system at the International Space Station, Nasa said. The spacewalk was set to begin at 7.10am, marking the second outing to replace ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Space trio defy bad weather to return to Earth after 166 days on space station

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:48pm by Reuters

    ... the frozen ground at 9.24am southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan. “Safe arrival back on Earth,” said a Nasa TV announcer while all-terrain rescue and recovery vehicles were shown trundling across a snowy steppe to the capsule. “The crew are reported to be in good health,” Nasa said. Inside the capsule were former ISS commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineers Sergei Ryazansky ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Dragon V2 capsule from SpaceX is first entry in race to build successor to space shuttle

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... a year before Nasa (the US space agency) needs it," said Musk, a 42-year-old billionaire who is also head of the electric-car maker Tesla Motors. "We feel fairly confident we'll ... Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Blue Origin have all received millions of dollars in Nasa funds to help them develop next-generation spacecraft that will carry astronauts to space. SpaceX has said its ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Moon rocks from Apollo missions suggest other planet hit a young earth

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... work is needed to confirm that estimate. The team analysed rocks brought back to earth by Nasa astronauts during the Apollo 11, Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 missions to the moon; the first two took ...

  6. Nasa

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... They were trying to get ahead of each other. The US realised it had to go into space, too. In 1958, Nasa was born. Nasa stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The birth of Nasa was the start of the 'space race'. Nasa's first act was to put the first American satellite into orbit in 1958. It had a staff of about 80 people. The new agency began researching ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Dennis Tito, billionaire first space tourist, aims for 2017 Mars fly-by

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:37pm by WASHPOST

    ... or risk seeing China get to Mars first, Tito told the members of Congress. The plan would require co-operation from Nasa and a great deal of Nasa equipment. The agency is building a jumbo rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), which is supposed to be ready for its inaugural, uncrewed test flight in 2017. Tito's plan would essentially borrow the SLS for the Mars mission. Nasa officials ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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