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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591117/nasa-spacecraft-designed-take-man-mars-rolled-out-ahead-debut-test-flight
  7. News - World - SPACE

    Voyager makes history by travelling into space beyond the sun

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cape Canaveral, US Scientists are able to confirm, thanks to 'a lucky gift from the sun', that Nasa spacecraft has left the solar system and reached interstellar space Voyager goes beyond the final frontier Scientists have debated for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309213/voyager-makes-history-travelling-space-beyond-sun
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa duo plans faster-than-light starship called Enterprise- of course

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, as in Star Trek. And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark ... is that such a ship could allow travel to interstellar space in a matter of weeks rather than, say, centuries. And the science behind why it might be possible is truly mind-boggling especially considering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536321/nasa-duo-plans-faster-light-starship-called-enterprise-course
  9. News - World - SPACE

    45 years later, astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on the moon landing

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... and also hoped President Barack Obama would use the anniversary to announce new ambitions for Nasa and human spaceflight. Aldrin wants to see humans travel to Mars — and stay, permanently, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556726/45-years-later-astronaut-buzz-aldrin-reflects-moon-landing
  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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Dragon V2 craft is first US has built for manned space travel since end of shuttle programme, with its makers targeting a launch by 2017 New space race up and running A sleek white spacecraft that its makers hope will restore Americans' ability to send people into orbit has been unveiled by the private company SpaceX. The capsule, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522045/dragon-v2-capsule-spacex-first-entry-race-build-successor-space-shuttle

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