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  1. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX's Dragon capsule returns from historic ISS mission

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Space Exploration Technologies Corp- launched the capsule three weeks ago from Cape Canaveral, full of groceries, clothes and other station supplies. It's the second Dragon to return from ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida SpaceX guides supply capsule into the Pacific after first operational trip to space station Private space capsule returns An unmanned space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072566/spacexs-dragon-capsule-returns-historic-iss-mission
  2. Rocket scientists' deaths revealed 16 years later

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland television viewers learned the names of two space scientists whose deaths were kept secret for 16 years for the first time last week. Liang ... to the team, to the project, to the academy and even to the entire Chinese space programme, the lesson is carved into our bones.' Liang was speaking in March, hours before the 50th launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999715/rocket-scientists-deaths-revealed-16-years-later
  3. Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard James Havis Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton Interest in space exploration has been waning in the US, and Space Chronicles ... It's written with the general reader in mind, and its scattershot approach makes it an easy read for those interested in recent developments in the field. Interest in space exploration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002827/space-chronicles-facing-ultimate-frontier
  4. Comet heading straight for earth- don't panic

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reading that book, because 20 years later the space agency launched its own Project Safeguard to monitor the skies and assess risks. Twelve years into the project, three astronomers at the Kitt ... plans: a spacecraft that could alter Apophis' trajectory using gravity. Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, announced two years ago that it was also planning to build a spaceship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995133/comet-heading-straight-earth-dont-panic
  5. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:49pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... to the orbital outpost since the retirement of the cargo-hauling space shuttles last year. After a 2-1/2 day trip, Space Exploration Technologies’ Dragon cargo ship positioned itself 10 metres away from ... on the outpost. The flight is the first of 12 planned under a US$1.6-billion contract Nasa placed with privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to deliver cargo to the station. The US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1058125/spacex-cargo-ship-reaches-international-space-station
  6. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa looks at setting up space base gateway to Mars

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington The US space agency wants to build a small outpost 60,000km from the moon as a base for manned landings on the red planet Nasa looks at gateway to Mars Top ... from Earth, the outpost would be far more remote than the current space station, which orbits a little more than 400km above Earth. The distance raises complex questions of how to protect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1044947/nasa-looks-setting-space-base-gateway-mars
  7. Co-operate to keep the peace in space

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a manned orbital space station by 2020. By this time it also expects to have the technology for putting men on the moon. By then China too will have had to weigh manned exploration against ... not hinder exploration, research and discovery. The successful Mars landing of the planet rover Curiosity is a leap forward in that regard. In the next year or so the largest and most expensive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014475/co-operate-keep-peace-space
  8. Space city in the desert not so secret

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre binglin.chen@scmp.com Dongfeng Space City sounds hi-tech but it looks plain. If not for a few long-range missiles painted with Maoist slogans standing on roadside lawns, a visitor would hardly know that this little town in the heart of the Gobi desert was the birthplace of China's missile and space programmes, and still one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004392/space-city-desert-not-so-secret
  9. Saturation coverage in nation's media

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The launch of Shenzhou-IX with China's first woman astronaut aboard generated saturation media coverage not seen since the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the first manned space flight in 2003. Dozens, if not hundreds, of national and regional newspapers on the mainland, including the China Youth Daily and the Shanxi Daily, carried the lift-off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004208/saturation-coverage-nations-media
  10. Space for politics

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... space laboratory module it will be carrying China's first woman astronaut. Two women have been undergoing intensive training for the mission- Lieutenant Liu Yang and Lieutenant Wang Yaping- ... to sources in the mainland's space industry. The sudden inclusion of a woman in the crew, which will also probably include veteran astronauts Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang, surprised some overseas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004024/space-politics

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