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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Italian firms overcome technical challenges so astronauts on ISS can get their caffeine fix Espresso in space really is rocket science Perhaps one of the last barriers ... weighs 20kg, which is the same as all the science instruments on the Philae comet lander put together. The resulting drink is pumped into another plastic pouch and drunk through a straw. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1648662/space-station-espresso-machine-giant-leap-mankind
  2. News - China - SPACE

    China unveils first Mars rover and exploration system for red planet

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 02:26pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... it goes on display at an international aviation show that starts today in Zhuhai. The vehicle has been built by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and comes after the failure ... according to China Aerospace Science. Questions including whether the rover should carry a nuclear power source and the types of scientific experiments on board have yet to be answered. Yutu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1636424/china-unveils-first-mars-rover-and-exploration-system-red-planet
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Moment of truth for Rosetta mission's comet chasers as landing nears

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:20am by GUARDIAN

    ... start seeing extensive tattoos as well. Inspiring this new look is Dr Matt Taylor, the man in charge of the science being done by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to put a lander ... were taking a chance," says Professor Mark McCaughrean, senior science adviser at ESA, who appointed Taylor. "We discussed that he'd have to come up to speed very quickly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1635102/moment-truth-rosetta-missions-comet-chasers-landing-nears
  4. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa undeterred by explosion of unmanned rocket after lift-off for space station

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:55pm by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... to continue its commercial space launch programme after a rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded over a launch pad. The unmanned Orbital Sciences rocket burst ... is powered by the AJ-26 engine built by GenCorp division Aerojet Rocketdyne. In May, an AJ-26 exploded during a ground test at Nasa's Stennis Space Centre in Mississippi. Orbital Sciences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1627767/nasa-undeterred-explosion-rocket-after-lift-space-station
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Group sealed in dome as Nasa’ tests mental stress of a mission on Mars

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... said. Those inside are healthy, educated people in their 20s and 30s, each with a keen interest in science and space. They include Nasa aerospace engineer Allen Mirkadyrov and Neil Scheibelhut, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623961/group-sealed-dome-nasa-tests-mental-stress-mission-mars
  6. News - China - SPACE

    China launches experimental moon orbiter

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 12:28pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... and entered Earth orbit shortly after, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence reported, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. China’s lunar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623664/china-launches-experimental-moon-orbiter
  7. News - China - SPACE

    China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province sometime between tomorrow and Sunday, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622186/china-plans-launch-first-orbiter-around-moon
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Comet Siding Spring whizzes by Mars after a million year journey

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... excited to complete our observations of how the comet affects Mars, and we're eager to get to our primary science phase," said the Maven mission's principal investigator, Bruce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620744/comet-siding-spring-whizzes-mars-after-million-year-journey
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Study suggests that humans on Mars may start to die after just 68 days

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... a problem. "The major challenge of Mars One is keeping everything up and running," he told Popular Science magazine. But he claimed the researchers used incomplete data, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617122/study-suggests-humans-mars-may-start-die-after-just-68-days
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... on Mars and the carbon dioxide in its atmosphere several billion years ago. How Mars lost its atmosphere is one of science's biggest mysteries. The answers could shed light ... to the planet, perhaps as early as 2030. "Mars is a cool place, but there is not much atmosphere," said John Clarke, of the Maven science team. "It is very cold, it is well below zero. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597874/nasas-maven-spacecraft-enters-orbit-around-mars

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