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  1. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX prepares for first Nasa resupply mission to space station

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... astronauts and members of Congress, have voiced concerns about Nasa's move toward private space missions. They contend that private space companies are risky ventures with unproven technology and say that the missions should be handled by Nasa flight-proven hardware. But SpaceX, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies, has silenced many opponents after its successful ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa launches ‘flying saucer’ to test new technology for landing on Mars

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:39am by AP

    ... But cheers rapidly died as a gigantic chute designed to slow its fall to splashdown in the ocean emerged tangled. Still, officials at the US space agency said it was a pretty good test of technology ... not be able to fly beyond the International Space Station in low-earth orbit, said Michael Gazarik, Nasa's head of space technology. ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, Reuters

    ... denied the project had anything to do with creating a "space weapon" that could knock down other satellites. The US Air Force says the X-37B can test technology for "reusable" ... for reusable-space-vehicle technologies". The total costs of the programme and budget line items associated with it are likewise classified. The latest mission was the third and the longest so far ...

  6. News - China - SPACE

    Only lunar dawn will tell if Jade Rabbit was fixed

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:30am by Reuters

    ... is frequently the main reason leading to abnormalities in the lunar vehicle," Pang Zhihao, a researcher at the China Academy of Space Technology, told state media. Strong radiation, weak gravity, extreme temperature variations and other factors could cause the glitches, Pang told the Science and Technology Daily. China landed the Jade Rabbit, named after a Chinese lunar folk heroine's ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Footprints on the moon may be protected as 'national park'

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and fellow committee member Congresswoman Donna Edwards. A spokeswoman for the Democrats on the committee said those who take or damage ... of the Russian space agency, Vladimir Popovkin, has called for protection of relics from the first manned missions to the moon. The bill has been referred to both the House Science, Space and Technology ...

  9. News - China - SPACE

    China launches Turkish satellite

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 08:33am by AFP

    ... predetermined orbit by a Long March 2D rocket, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The satellite, jointly developed by Turkey’s Space Technologies Research Institute and Turkish Aerospace ... satellites to space but Gokturk-2 has proven that we are now a country with a claim in this field. We are rising to position ourselves as one of the 25 countries which are capable of producing ...

  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ...X, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, had already won a Nasa contract to ferry cargo to the space station. But this is another mark in Musk's favour as he lobbies to level ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Contracts awarded to Boeing and newcomer SpaceX to launch astronauts into space and end dependence on Russia for space station flights Nasa launches ...




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