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  1. News - China - SPACE

    Space plays a growing role in US-China security talks

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 09:47am by Reuters in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    ... Space is playing an increasing role in security talks between the United States and China, although no formal dialogue dedicated to space security has begun, a senior US State Department official said on Thursday. “Over the past year or so, space has been included in an increasing way and we hope to continue those discussions on space security,” Frank Rose, deputy assistant ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE EXPLORATION

    2013 will be a bumper year for space science: European Space Agency

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris '2013 will be bumper year for space science' European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said. "2013 will yield an extraordinary harvest" of knowledge about space, Dordain predicted ...

  4. News - World - SPACE EXPLORATION

    SpaceX capsule arrives at International Space Station

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 07:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing to the space outpost food, scientific ... the ISS was over northern Ukraine, US space officials said. The craft, owned by SpaceX corporation, will now be inspected via cameras, brought to the earth-facing port of the ISS’s Harmony module ...

  5. News - China

    China targets 15 pc of satellite launch market

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 04:39pm

    ... China is looking to increase its share of the global commercial satellite launching business, targeting a 15 per cent share by 2020. China has just 3 per cent of the market now, but the goal laid out on Saturday by a leading space programme official points to its ambitions to be a major player in space. The deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Liang ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Wary earthlings watch sky in meteor's wake

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Meteor that hit Russia surprised scientists, who are being urged to provide more warning the next time a space rock is on a collision course Wary earthlings watch the sky The meteor that streaked across the Russian sky startled scientists worldwide, and prompted calls for greater vigilance to combat risks from the heavens. Scientists at the US space agency Nasa ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Recruits sought for a one-way voyage to Mars

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... the finest and fittest of humans will ever make it into space, Mars One is casting a wide net. Its requirements are resiliency, adaptability, curiosity, ability to trust, creativity ... is the brainchild of Bas Lansdorp, an entrepreneur who founded the wind energy company Ampyx Power, and Arno Wielders, who works as a payload study manager for the European Space Agency. Far-fetched as its ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Meteorite may hold clues to why Mars turned cold and dry

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Meteorite offers clues to Mars' history A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, the US space agency Nasa said. Discovered in Morocco's Sahara Desert in 2011, the 320-gram space rock contains 10 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shared space a traffic plan worth trying in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:47am by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says to make a street safer, it should really feel more dangerous Shared space a traffic plan worth trying in Hong Kong Imagine a street without guard railings, kerbs ... high with many boxes makes his way through an intersection, while drivers wait for him to cross. Impossible? Or perhaps some Third World backwater? No, this is shared space, a traffic ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    China makes its own mark in space with Shenzhou-10

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Excluded from other countries' space ventures, China has pursued a successful programme With Shenzhou-10, nation makes its own mark The successful launch of Shenzhou-10 last week pushed China over a psychological hump that has confronted every nation's space programme, as it moves from nervous risk-taker to sure-footed explorer. Just ...




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