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  1. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

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

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plucked a commercial cargo ship from orbit on Wednesday, a key manoeuvre in the first US supply run 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 ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from the International Space Station has parachuted into the Pacific Ocean, completing the first official shipment under a billion-dollar ...

  3. News - Asia - AEROSPACE

    Seoul readies rocket to join China, Japan in space club

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea hopes to launch a satellite into space on Friday in its third attempt to join an elite club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India. After two previous failures in 2009 and 2010, the 140-tonne Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-I) will, weather permitting, blast off from the Naro Space Centre on the south coast. Success ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX rocket blasts off for International Space Station

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 08:53am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday, launching the cargo-laden Dragon capsule into orbit en route to the International Space Station for Nasa’s first privately-run supply mission. The engine fires blazed a bright trail across the night sky over Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida – the site of many launches ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX prepares for first Nasa resupply mission to space station

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

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Private company to resupply space station after successful flight in May silences its critics SpaceX prepares for first Nasa mission to station Rocket maker SpaceX is poised to return to the International Space Station with its Dragon spacecraft to carry out the first contracted cargo resupply flight in Nasa's history. SpaceX performed ...

  6. News - China

    China to collect samples from Mars by 2030

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 01:49am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the moon would be returned to earth, Xinhua reported. The landing planned for next year would be China’s first on the lunar surface and mark a new milestone in its space development. Beijing sees its multi-billion-dollar space programme as a symbol of its rising global stature, growing technical expertise, and the Communist Party’s success in turning around the fortunes of the once ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Controversial Turkish satellite launch caps year for China's space programme

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The launch of the Goturk-2 satellite sealed a successful year for China's space ambitions, but a US embargo poses a threat to progress Putting a drag on the space race China successfully put a controversial Turkish spy satellite into orbit yesterday, capping off an intense, failure-free year for the Chinese space programme that also saw ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Year in space to test effects on astronauts' mind and body

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian in London Long tour of duty will test the mind and body Two veteran spacefarers have been chosen to spend a year aboard the International Space Station- many times longer than the usual tour of duty- as part of research into the physiological effects of long stays in space. The work will feed into American and Russian plans to send people to Mars, which would require ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Rising CO2 levels in atmosphere causes space jam, scientists warn

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Orbiting junk running out of space A build-up of carbon dioxide in the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere risks causing a faster accumulation of man-made space junk, which could cause more collisions, scientists warn. While on earth it causes warming, CO 2 conversely cools down the atmosphere and contracts its outermost layer- ...




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