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  1. News - World - SPACE

    European Space Agency makes history as probe lands on comet

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 04:56am by Reuters, AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Darmstadt, Germany European Space Agency scientists behind the project overjoyed after touchdown caps a 6.4 billion-kilometre journey begun a decade ago Probe makes historic landing on comet Scientists have successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet in a historic first for space exploration, the European Space Agency said yesterday. The lander, named ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638521/european-space-agency-makes-history-probe-lands-comet
  2. News - World - SPACE

    Google leases Nasa airbase for robots, planes and space exploration

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:53pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Tech giant leases historic San Francisco site to develop robots, planes and space exploration Google in US$1b deal for Nasa airfield Google has leased a Nasa airfield in San Francisco, which includes three hangars capable of housing robotics research and space-exploration vehicles. The 60-year, US$1.16 billion lease of Moffett Field Naval Air Station on the San Francisco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638336/google-leases-nasa-airbase-robots-planes-and-space-exploration
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212805/space-plays-growing-role-us-china-security-talks
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1627767/nasa-undeterred-explosion-rocket-after-lift-space-station
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles US military's X-37B lands in California after classified 22-month mission Robot space plane ends mystery orbit A top-secret US robot space plane landed back on earth on Friday after a 22-month orbit, although the craft's mission remains shrouded in mystery. The unmanned X-37B, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, glided into Vandenberg Air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619502/unmanned-us-space-plane-lands-after-22-month-orbit
  8. News - World - SPACE

    US astronauts in six hour spacewalk to repair International Space Station

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:54am by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington Nasa in new spacewalk A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station yesterday on a spacewalk to do repairs at the orbiting outpost, NASA said. Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore began their spacewalk shortly after 8am Washington time, on an excursion that was scheduled to last six and a half hours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617312/us-astronauts-six-hour-spacewalk-repair-international-space-station
  9. News - World - SPACE

    End space rivalry, astronaut urges in appeal to China and Nasa

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 08:48pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Beijing Canadian Chris Hadfield says China and Nasa have an opportunity to develop symbolic links through Beijing's burgeoning space programme End space rivalry, astronaut urges China's space programme is "open for business", Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says, while calling for more international cooperation during a visit to Beijing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600391/end-space-rivalry-astronaut-urges-appeal-china-and-nasa
  10. 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

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