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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Group sealed in dome as Nasa’ tests mental stress of a mission on Mars

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Nasa looking at pitfalls of sending people on long, close-quarters mission on a distant planet Group sealed in dome to test mental stress of life on Mars Six people have sealed themselves inside a white vinyl dome in Hawaii to embark on an eight-month test of how their mental health might fare during a mission to Mars. The Nasa-funded project, ...

  2. 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 ... of tests to determine the quality of the parts", Sheehy said. Combined with efforts on the ground to make 3-D rocket parts out of metal- even entire engines- the space demonstrations ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Its batteries drained, comet probe Philae breaks link and 'falls asleep'

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 07:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Philae goes to sleep, its comet tests cut short Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of last-minute data to earth on Friday from a comet in deep space before going to sleep at the conclusion of a historic exploration. Data streamed in as soon as Europe's pioneering robot lab re-established late-night contact with its orbiting mother ship, ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Comet lander Philae is working well but may be on a steep slope

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It is the highlight of a massively complicated US$1.6 billion project more than two decades in the making. The mission will test theories that comets- primordial clusters of ice and dust- ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Virgin Galactic confirms 20 cancellations after spacecraft’s crash

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... on the space tourism venture's first flights have asked for their money back after last week's test flight crash. The crash, which killed one pilot and left the other seriously injured ... up. They released the first detailed timeline for the test flight, which ended in disaster when the wings were ripped off the fuselage of SpaceShipTwo seconds after its novel aero-braking ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Google leases Nasa airbase for robots, planes and space exploration

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

    ... development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies". Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have expressed ...

  8. News - China - SPACE

    China experimental moon orbiter returns from eight-day lunar trip

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 10:52am by AP

    ... and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip marked the first time in almost four decades that a spacecraft has returned ... date if officials decide to combine the human spaceflight and lunar exploration programmes. The latest mission was aimed at obtaining experimental data and testing technologies for re-entry ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    European Space Agency makes history as probe lands on comet

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

    ... been travelling in tandem ever since at 6,000 km/h. The mission would also give researchers the opportunity to test the theory that comets brought organic matter and water to earth billions ...

  10. News - China - SPACE

    China unveils first Mars rover and exploration system for red planet

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 02:26pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... a challenge to the Chinese rover. Scientists said earlier this year that they had been asked to look for rocky, arid sites in Tibet to build a research centre to test a Mars rover. Tibet is cold ...




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