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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594753/nasa-awards-us68b-boeing-and-spacex-space-shuttle-replacements
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590324/spacex-and-boeing-wait-funding-decision-nasa-space-taxis
  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa sending 3-D printer to space station for tests

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, United States Nasa testing 3-D printer on space station The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. Nasa, the US space agency, is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able one day to fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by California company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597012/nasa-sending-3-d-printer-space-station-tests
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212805/space-plays-growing-role-us-china-security-talks
  5. 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

    ... 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 up and running A sleek white spacecraft that its makers hope will restore Americans' ability to send people into orbit has been unveiled by the private company SpaceX. The capsule, ...

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

    Space probe Rosetta catches comet after 10-year chase through solar system

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Rosetta finds its comet, after 10-year chase The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six-billion-kilometre chase through the solar system, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. “We’re at the comet,” Rosetta’s flight operations manager, Sylvain Lodiot, declared in a webcast from mission control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567707/space-probe-rosetta-makes-rendezvous-comet-after-6-billion-km-dash
  7. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japan to set up space monitoring force by 2019 'to track debris'

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by KYODO

    ... Kyodo in Tokyo Japan to set up space monitoring force by 2019 Japan plans to create a space monitoring force within its military by about 2019, with the defence ministry having already ... satellites from collisions, the source said. The defence ministry has altered its strategy on the use of space to include the development of a force, following a 2008 enactment of a law revising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565742/japan-set-space-monitoring-force-2019-track-debris
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Comet chasing space probe will reach target Wednesday after 6 billion km dash

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Chase over 6 billion km to end on Wednesday when European Space Agency probe Rosetta is set to land laboratory on a galactic wanderer Intercept of comet to happen this week After a decade-long quest spanning six billion kilometres, this week a European space probe will intercept a comet, one of the solar system's enigmatic wanderers. The moment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565469/comet-chaser-nears-prey-after-crossing-billions-miles
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Mars rover Opportunity sets space driving distance record

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Scientists hope vehicle can now reach ancient part of planet to test soil Mars rover Opportunity sets record The US space agency's Opportunity rover has rewritten a 41-year-old driving record that is out of this world. The decade-old Nasa Mars rover has crossed the 40km mark, surpassing the 39km record held by the Russian moon rover Lunokhod 2. Not too shabby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565032/mars-rover-opportunity-sets-space-driving-distance-record
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Lizard love space test back from brink as Russia contacts lost satellite

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Moscow Russia re-establishes contact with satellite carrying geckos for research on sex habits Lizard love space test back from the brink Will geckos still get it on in zero gravity? It looked like this and other pressing scientific questions would be unanswered after Russia's space agency lost contact last week with a Photon-M satellite carrying five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562044/lizard-love-space-test-back-brink-russia-contacts-lost-satellite

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