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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa spacecraft, designed to take man to Mars, rolled out ahead of debut test flight

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:12pm by Reuters

    ... at the US space agency's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to be prepared for a debut test flight in December. "This is a pretty historic moment for us," Scott Wilson, Nasa's Orion ... space shuttles that will allow astronauts to travel beyond the International Space Station. A test flight with crew aboard is set for 2021. Nasa intends to use the rocket and Orion to fly ...

  2. 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 ... that the satellite would eventually fall out of orbit. The Photon-M satellite also carries experiments to test mushroom growth in low gravity and the effects of cosmic radiation on seeds and moth eggs. ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa launches ‘flying saucer’ to test new technology for landing on Mars

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Possible future Mars lander lifted nearly into space by balloon and its own rocket engine Nasa flying saucer passes test despite bumpy landing A saucer-shaped Nasa vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific, but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled. The Low Density ...

  4. News - Asia - SPACE

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

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

    ... destroyed one of its own satellites as a test. Some 3,000 fragments of space debris are at risk of colliding with reconnaissance or communications satellites. At space development cooperation talks ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Rising sea levels threaten to swamp Nasa space centres, say scientists

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... and logistics when launching rockets and testing spacecraft. Many Nasa centres had already faced costly damage from encroaching water, coastal erosion and potent hurricanes, said a report issued ...

  10. 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

    ... be able to fly." Musk, who is also the co-founder of PayPal, did not say when the Dragon V2's first test flight would take place. Ever since the US space shuttle programme ended in 2011, ...




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