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  1. News - World - SPACE

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

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

    ... needs to boot" up, Ulamec said. Philae's historic on-site survey of a comet travelling at 18km per second, currently at a distance of 510 million kilometres from earth, is the highlight in a more than decade-long mission. Philae landed on Wednesday after a nail-biting seven-hour, 20km descent from Rosetta, which had travelled more than a decade and 6.5 billion kilometres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1640701/its-batteries-drained-comet-probe-philae-breaks-link-and-falls-asleep
  2. 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 ...

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

    Google leases Nasa airbase for robots, planes and space exploration

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

    ... interests in both aviation and space exploration before, offering a US$20 million prize to any private company that can land a robot on the moon, travel 500 metres and send back images before ...

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

    Moment of truth for Rosetta mission's comet chasers as landing nears

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:20am by GUARDIAN

    ... to the comet. There is no chance of human intervention. It is so far away that a radio signal takes almost half an hour to arrive at earth, and then another half an hour for the response to travel back. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1635102/moment-truth-rosetta-missions-comet-chasers-landing-nears
  5. News - China - SPACE

    China experimental moon orbiter returns from eight-day lunar trip

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

    ... to earth after travelling around the moon. China plans to send a spacecraft to the moon in 2017 and have it return after collecting soil samples. If successful, that mission would make burgeoning ... China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the US to achieve manned space travel independently. It has since launched a temporarily crewed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1629780/china-experimental-moon-orbiter-returns-eight-day-lunar-trip
  6. News - China - SPACE

    China launches experimental moon orbiter

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 12:28pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... astronauts at a time in an experimental orbiting space station. China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the US to achieve manned space travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1623664/china-launches-experimental-moon-orbiter
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Comet Siding Spring whizzes by Mars after a million year journey

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... could damage valuable spacecraft. "All it takes is a little tiny grain of sand travelling at that speed and you've got damage to solar arrays, or your propulsion line or critical wires," explained Schneider. The comet has travelled more than one million years to take its first pass by Mars, and will not return for another million years, after it completes its next long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620744/comet-siding-spring-whizzes-mars-after-million-year-journey
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

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

    ... weighs five tonnes and measures about 8.8 metres long, with a wingspan of roughly 4.5 metres. Travelling at 25 times the speed of sound, the vehicle is launched into space on the back of a rocket ...

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

    Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters orbit around Mars

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:51am by AFP

    ... travelled more than 10 months and 711 million kilometres to reach its destination for a first-of-its kind look at the red planet's upper atmosphere. "Wow, what a night. You get one shot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597874/nasas-maven-spacecraft-enters-orbit-around-mars
  10. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa awards US$6.8b to Boeing and SpaceX for space shuttle replacements

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:39pm by MCT

    ... Station. The space agency chose not to return to the winged space shuttle design, electing instead to build vehicles that would be lifted into space atop a rocket, travel to the space station ... cost-effective. It could also prove Musk's theory that space travel doesn't need to be so expensive. For the same work, SpaceX said it needed US$2.6 billion from Nasa; Boeing requested ...

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

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