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  1. News - World - AEROSPACE

    SpaceX ship bringing '3-D printer, rats and flies' jets off to International Space Station

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:24pm by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Camp Canaveral and Washington A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies – including offbeat cargo ... on Saturday due to rain. “And Dragon is flying free, on its way to the International Space Station,” Nasa commentator George Diller said. It should reach the space station’s six-man crew on Tuesday, ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

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

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

    ... 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 US$6.8b spacecraft programme The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as Nasa awarded up to US$6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based ...

  3. News - World - EUROPE

    Nato intercepts 19 Russian military planes in space of two days

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:28am by WASHPOST

    ... Nato's chief said the alliance must "keep strong" after its jets intercepted a large number of Russian aircraft flying close to European airspace over two days this week, in an "unusual" series of incidents. ...

  4. News - World - ACCIDENT

    Unmanned Antares space rocket explodes on lift-off after failed US launch

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 08:15am by Reuters

    ... to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt. The 14-storey rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6.22 p.m. EDT carrying a Cygnus cargo ship for the space station. It exploded in a huge fireball moments later. The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa undeterred by explosion of unmanned rocket after lift-off for space station

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:55pm by Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Washington Nasa vows to continue commercial space launch programme, despite blast seconds after lift-off US undeterred by rocket explosion The United States has vowed to continue its commercial space launch programme after a rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded over a launch pad. The unmanned Orbital Sciences rocket burst ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - Fifa World Cup

    Out of this world: Russia presents 2018 World Cup logo from space

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:58am

    ... the logo would show Russia’s “heart and spirit.” It was then presented over video link by a crew of three Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station. “Seeing the football World Cup ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    Cash-strapped Agile Property gains some credit breathing space

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:45am by Langi Chiang, Toh Han Shih

    ... Langi Chiang and Toh Han Shih Mainland developer's bankers agree to extend loan facilities for 12 months on condition that a proposed rights issue is completed Agile Property gets critical loan extension Embattled mainland developer Agile Property has gained some breathing space over its bank loans by agreeing to go ahead with a delayed rights issue, easing immediate ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX and Boeing wait on funding decision from Nasa for space taxis

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:38pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Chicago and Los Angeles Companies in running for contract to ferry astronauts to international orbiter by 2017 SpaceX, Boeing wait on space taxi funding Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX and plane maker Boeing will find out this month what share, if any, they will receive of more than US$3 billion in funding to resume US manned space flights with the first ...

  9. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Google executive makes historic 42,000-metre skydive from the edge of space

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 01:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Roswell, US Alan Eustace breaks the sound barrier, with his freefall making a sonic boom on the ground, in a record-breaking feat of space engineering Supersonic ... from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial ...

  10. News - China Insider - DRIVING

    ‘Worst driver in China’ hits nearby car 15 times while reversing out of parking space

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:35pm by James Griffiths

    ... to reverse out of a parking space. The surveillance video, shot on the morning of October 6 in Jiangyin, a city of around two million people near Wuxi, shows the man attempting to reverse from a standard parking space. As well as taking around 10 minutes to get out of the space, trying dozens of different angles and manoeuvres in the process, the driver manages to hit the car next to his ...




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