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  1. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX bids to break Boeing, Lockheed hold on space launches

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by NYT

    ... commitment to provide meaningful competition". That was good news for Musk and his firm, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. Over the years, Musk has battled to break the grip ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Entrepreneur tries to break duopoly on space launches A high-stakes battle is under way in Washington over launching the US government's most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483056/spacex-bids-break-boeing-lockheed-hold-space-launches
  2. News - Asia - SPACE

    First Japanese commander of International Space Station appointed

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:36pm

    ... were a key technology that China must master to build its own space station, said Zhou. Tiangong-1, China’s first space module, was sent into orbit on September 29, 2011.   ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Veteran of several space missions, 50, takes over from Russian and will serve until May alongside what has been billed as world's first robot astronaut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1445212/first-japanese-commander-international-space-station-appointed
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    International Space Station makes discoveries impossible anywhere else

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by AFP

    ... and scientific collaboration. John Holdren, a senior White House adviser on science and technology, hailed the space station, which was mainly built with United States money, as "a unique facility ... the long-term effects of weightlessness on the human body, she said, while testing new space technologies that would be essential for missions to Mars. "The goal of using the space station ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1418574/international-space-station-makes-discoveries-impossible
  4. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japanese cherry pip sent into space grows into super-tree back on earth

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Spacefaring seed gets cosmic boost A sapling grown from a cherry pip sent into space as part of an education experiment has stunned scientists in Japan by blooming ... to the International Space Station five years ago has achieved that just four years after sprouting. "It is difficult for us to judge why this has happened, but one reason the tree has grown so fast may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1472103/japanese-cherry-pip-sent-space-grows-super-tree-back-earth
  5. News - World - SPACE

    Space-exploring nations discuss sharing resources in future

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

    ... of space faring nations increases, as states' monopoly on knowledge and technology erodes, and as commercial interest in space exploration grows, international co-operation will prove more ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402443/space-exploring-nations-discuss-sharing-resources-future
  6. 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

    ... Reuters in Almaty An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space landed safely and on time on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, defying bad weather and ending their 166-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). “We have landing!” read a huge TV screen at Russia’s Mission Control outside Moscow as the descent capsule hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446013/space-trio-defy-bad-weather-return-earth-after-166-days-space-station
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Smartphones answer Nasa's higher calling

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Scientists are tinkering with modified versions of Nexus smartphones to build tiny satellites that will slash the cost of space-based research Smartphones answer nasa' s higher calling The US space agency for Nasa is known for going big: big missions, big rockets, big budgets. But nestled in California's Silicon Valley is one Nasa unit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260157/smartphones-answer-nasas-higher-calling
  8. 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
  9. News - China - SPACE

    China showcases moon rover model before space launch

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Shanghai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space programme on Tuesday, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon’s surface in an upcoming mission. Beijing has ambitious space goals, including plans to send its first probe to land on the moon by the end of this year, state media reported in August. The gold-coloured rover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1348279/china-showcases-moon-rover-model-space-launch
  10. News - China - SPACE

    China's Chang'e lunar launch has backup of European space scientists

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:22am by ALEXANDER STIRN, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... programmes alive. By partnering up, China receives exposure to new technologies and different scientific thinking, and Europe can continue to send its astronauts into space after the end of the US ... Alexander Stirn and Stephen Chen Continent's space experts will provide Chang'e mission backup as they eye future joint missions Europeans want to hitch ride on China space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1369895/chinas-change-lunar-launch-has-backup-european-space-scientists

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