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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Google leases Nasa airbase for robots, planes and space exploration

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:53pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Tech giant leases historic San Francisco site to develop robots, planes and space exploration Google in US$1b deal for Nasa airfield Google has leased a Nasa airfield in San Francisco, which includes three hangars capable of housing robotics research and space-exploration vehicles. The 60-year, US$1.16 billion lease of Moffett Field Naval Air Station on the San Francisco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638336/google-leases-nasa-airbase-robots-planes-and-space-exploration
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Space-exploring nations discuss sharing resources in future

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Space-exploring nations discuss pooling resources Seeking to boldly go where few politicians have gone before, more than 30 space-faring nations gathered ... and political will to advance space exploration and ensure that co-operation continues to trump competition." China, Brazil, Japan, India and Russia have all sent delegations to the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402443/space-exploring-nations-discuss-sharing-resources-future
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    35 years after launch, Voyager 1 still in earth's solar system

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Voyager 1 probe was fired into space to observe the outer planets and the mysterious interstellar medium that lies beyond the solar system on September 5, 1977, as Elvis was topping the charts ... University. The heliosphere is the vast region of space that is dominated by the sun and the solar wind it produces. Interstellar gas and dust that spreads throughout the Milky Way surrounds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1198156/35-years-after-launch-voyager-1-still-earths-solar-system
  4. 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
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Radiation on Mars trip near lifetime limit

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Research shows space travellers would face high cancer risk with current technology Astronauts' radiation on Mars voyage near limit Astronauts who travel ... Space Science and Engineering Division. "Radiation exposure at the level we measured is right at the edge, or possibly over the edge of what is considered acceptable in terms of career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1251478/radiation-mars-trip-near-lifetime-limit
  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. News - World - SPACE

    Curiosity discovers soil on Mars is like sand in Hawaii

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... and a magical moment," said the US space agency's David Blake, lead scientist for the rover's mineralogical instrument. Curiosity found the Martian sand grains have crystals similar ... or meteorite impacts, could also account for the soil's weathered components, said Douglas Ming of Nasa's Johnson Space Centre in Houston. The Curiosity rover landed inside a giant impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074029/curiosity-discovers-soil-mars-sand-hawaii
  8. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japanese scientists preparing to explore asteroid test space cannon

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... successfully tested their new space cannon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the huge weapon would fire a metal bullet at the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 some time in 2018. ... to be carried into space next year by one of Jaxa's H2A rockets, which are launched from southern Japan. The probe will be flung on a trajectory that its operators hope will take it into the path ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1338260/japanese-scientists-preparing-explore-asteroid-test-space-cannon
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Apollo 11's mission was a 'giant leap for mankind'- and cold war rivalry

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The historic mission, those famous words At 9.32am on July 16, 1969, a 2,900-tonne Saturn V rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida carrying the Columbia lunar command module ... States, the mission was a cold war manoeuvre, a bid to fulfil the vow made by president John F. Kennedy that Nasa could overtake the pioneering Russian space programme and put a man on the moon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1022942/apollo-11s-mission-was-giant-leap-mankind-and-cold-war-rivalry
  10. 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

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