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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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597446/spacex-ship-bringing-3-d-printer-rats-and-flies-jets-international-space
  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 ...

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

    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, New Mexico Alan Eustace breaks the sound barrier, with his freefall making a sonic boom on the ground, in a record-breaking feat of space engineering Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert after taking a big leap from the edge of space. After nearly three years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624316/google-executive-makes-historic-42000-metre-skydive-edge-space
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1622939/worst-driver-china-takes-10-minutes-reverse-out-parking-space
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China

    China’s fourth spaceport completed in boost for space programme

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 02:39pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Facility in southern Hainan province will allow for launching of large space stations and manned missions to moon and mars Construction of the mainland’s ... city, meant the launching of space station capsules and manned missions to the moon and Mars were “just a matter of time”, the Communist Party’s official newspaper said. Built on the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618422/construction-mainlands-fourth-spaceport-finished
  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 - 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
  10. News - China - BUSINESS

    Beijing start-up plans to offer 'low-cost' space travel in ultra-high balloon

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:48am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A private company in Beijing is hoping to build a craft to take people 40km above the earth Balloon 'could take tourists to edge of space' A private mainland company plans to offer near-space tourism for ordinary people in a high altitude balloon, according to a Beijing newspaper. Passengers would ascend to 40,000 metres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1603493/beijing-start-plans-offer-low-cost-space-travel-ultra-high-balloon

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