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  1. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542873/nasa-launches-flying-saucer-test-new-technology-landing-mars
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Dragon V2 capsule from SpaceX is first entry in race to build successor to space shuttle

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... leap forward in technology. It really takes things to the next level," said SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the unveiling ceremony on Thursday. SpaceX is competing with other companies- including ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Dragon V2 craft is first US has built for manned space travel since end of shuttle programme, with its makers targeting a launch by 2017 New space race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522045/dragon-v2-capsule-spacex-first-entry-race-build-successor-space-shuttle
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan plans unmanned moon missions to compete with China's Jade Rabbit

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Julian Ryall

    ... technology," the ministry official said. "If we can make progress in this area, it will improve Japan's status in the international space race," he added. In comparison with the Jade ... are discovered. There is a strong sense Japan is also looking to capitalise on the failings of China's much-vaunted Jade Rabbit mission. An official of the science and technology ministry, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555417/japan-plans-unmanned-moon-missions-compete-chinas-jade-rabbit
  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

    45 years later, astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on the moon landing

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... to find reusable, affordable space launch systems for the government. It's no secret that the government has been on the lookout for technology to make satellite launches faster, cheaper ... someone such as SpaceX's Elon Musk- who has said he'd like to go to Mars- pull off a Mars mission to the red planet? "I don't think it's going to be a multibillionaire who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556726/45-years-later-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-reflects-moon-landing
  7. 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
  8. News - China - SPACE

    China's Jade Rabbit moon rover was crippled by a rock, experts reveal

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to the moon's low temperature, which caused a blockage in the power circuitry, preventing the driving mechanism from powering up.  Zhang, with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556916/lunar-rover-likely-became-crippled-after-hitting-rock-expert-panel-says
  9. 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
  10. News - World - SPACE

    ‘Magic island’ in chilly lake on Saturn moon Titan puzzles space watchers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 08:39pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Blob in lake of methane and ethane that came and went from images shot by probe puzzles scientists, who theorise it could be a wave or iceberg 'Magic island' riddle of Saturn moon Titan Scientists are investigating a myste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539046/magic-island-chilly-lake-saturn-moon-titan-puzzles-space-watchers

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