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  1. News - China - SPACE

    Why historic lunar mission is a daunting test for China's scientists

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 10:34am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists face a series of challenges as China's space programme takes a historic step Lunar mission a daunting test China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme. A rocket carrying the vehicle, named “Jade Rabbit” in a nod ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Space trio defy bad weather to return to Earth after 166 days on space station

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:48pm by Reuters

    ... in the single-digits (Fahrenheit,)” said Nasa mission commentator Dan Huot. Due to severe weather conditions, it was decided not to set up an inflatable tent for routine medical tests at the landing site. Instead, the crew would undergo just quick tests and be flown by helicopters straight to the local Kazakh town of Karaganda, where a formal welcome ceremony would be held. The US-Russian space ...

  3. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japanese scientists preparing to explore asteroid test space cannon

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Asteroid-blaster 'ready for mission' Japanese scientists preparing to blast a crater in an asteroid to find out what it is made of said they have successfully tested their new space cannon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the huge weapon would fire a metal bullet at the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 some time in 2018. ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa to test 3-D printer as flying supply factory in space

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Moffett Field, United States Launch next year to test how device does in creating objects from spools of plastic strands, with hopes it will reduce need to load up ... For the first 3-D printer in space test slated for autumn next year, Nasa had more than a dozen machines to choose from. All of them, however, were built for use on earth, and space travel presents ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Scientists and researchers working hard to stop asteroids hitting earth

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:29am by Jamie Carter

    ... a tried-and tested way for astronauts to replenish supplies of water and minerals. Planetary Resources is proposing a series of robotic space missions to identify near-earth asteroids that could ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    International Space Station makes discoveries impossible anywhere else

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 02:07am by AFP

    ... the long-term effects of weightlessness on the human body, she said, while testing new space technologies that would be essential for missions to Mars. "The goal of using the space station ...

  7. News - China - SPACE

    Next stop, Mars: Chinese scientists eye red planet probe within four years

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... could test out how Mars rover technology and equipment reacted to extreme conditions, he said. “It is a very difficult job. We are required to enter hostile areas probably never visited ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    Year in space to test effects on astronauts' mind and body

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian in London Long tour of duty will test the mind and body Two veteran spacefarers have been chosen to spend a year aboard the International Space Station- many times longer than the usual tour of duty- as part of research into the physiological effects of long stays in space. The work will feed into American and Russian plans to send people to Mars, which would require ...

  9. News - China - SPACE

    China to launch lunar rock-collecting probe by 2017

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 06:28pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the launch was scheduled for 2018. A Chang’e-4 mission will also put a probe on the moon in the coming years and carry out experiments and test technology that will be critical in the next lunar ...

  10. News - China - SPACE

    China's first lunar buggy set for launch next month

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... on the moon's surface, he said. Scientists would also test deep space communication technologies. Advancing the space programme has been a priority for Beijing, with President Xi Jinping calling ...




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