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Space Exploration

Radiation on Mars trip near lifetime limit

Astronauts who travel on future missions to Mars would likely be exposed to their lifetime limit of radiation during the trip, not to mention time spent on the Red Planet, scientists said.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 2:44am

First music video recorded in space? Brought to you by our favourite tweeting astronaut

Commander Chris Hadfield leaves the International Space Station after five months with a fitting tribute

14 May 2013 - 1:01pm

Hong Kong dentist helps Europe's search for life on Mars again

New tools Dr Ng Tze-chuen has designed have been accepted and more are being considered for the ExoMars rover mission scheduled for 2018, a joint project of the European Space Agency and Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:21am

35 years after launch, Voyager 1 still in earth's solar system

The Voyager 1 probe was fired into space to observe the outer planets and the mysterious interstellar medium that lies beyond the solar system on September 5, 1977, as Elvis was topping the charts with Way Down.

24 Mar 2013 - 4:43am

Curiosity Mars rover collects historic first bedrock sample

Using a drill at the end of its robotic arm, Curiosity bore a hole 6.4cm deep into the rock, generating powder for evaluation, Nasa said in a statement.

10 Feb 2013 - 11:27am

2013 will be a bumper year for space science: European Space Agency

European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:29am

Nasa brings bounce to outer-space living

Nasa is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome “metal cans” that now serve as astronauts’ homes in space with inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap.

17 Jan 2013 - 11:46am

Curiosity discovers soil on Mars is like sand in Hawaii

In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said.

The rover employs an X-ray imager to reveal the atomic structures of crystals in the Martian soil, the first time the technology has been used to analyse soil beyond earth.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

SpaceX's Dragon capsule returns from historic ISS mission

An unmanned space freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from the International Space Station has parachuted into the Pacific Ocean, completing the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with Nasa.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Nasa looks at setting up space base gateway to Mars

Top Nasa officials have picked a leading candidate for the agency's next major mission: construction of an outpost that would send astronauts further from Earth than they have yet been.

24 Sep 2012 - 4:11am