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$75,000 balloon ride to lift passengers 30 km into space

2013/10/23

For space tourism company World View will be launching passengers km into space by air balloon for a two-hour view of the earth s curve Although the balloon will attain more than twice the altitude reached by conventional airplanes passengers...

US astronomer discovers new Neptune moon

2013/07/16

A US astronomer has discovered a previously unobserved moon orbiting Neptune using images from the Hubble Space Telescope...

British 'penetrator' space probe passes crucial ice test

2013/07/16

British researchers have tested a projectile technology designed to search for extraterrestrial life around the Solar System according to a report by the BBC The -kilogram steel projectile as part of Thursday's test was fired at a -tonne cube of...

Astronomers discovers blue planet where it rains glass

2013/07/12

A research team in the UK have determined the true colour of a planet orbiting another star for the first time using NASA s Hubble Space Telescope...

Space Expedition Corporation launches space flights in Asia

2013/07/09

Dutch firm Space Expedition Corporation has opened an office in Hong Kong to offer commercial space travel targeting the Asian market by the end of...

Lunar rocks expose moisture on the moon similar to earth's

2013/06/06

An analysis of lunar rocks brought to the earth by US astronauts shows that there are traces of water on the moon Samples brought back from the moon back in the s reveal ancient droplets of volcanic glass that contain...

Fusion rocket engines speed trip to Mars

2013/04/15

Fusion rocket engines could take a manned crew to Mars in to days NASA-funded scientists at the University of Washington say The scientists are building a fusion-driven rocket system that pulses at a rate of one blast per minute causing...

Spray-painting asteroids could prevent Earth collision

2013/02/26

Asteroids on a collision course with Earth could be rerouted by spray painting them with a thin layer of paint a Texas A M University professor says Dave Hyland an aerospace and physics professor at Texas A M says an...

Canadian satellite will hunt asteroids and space debris

2013/02/26

A Canadian satellite designed to search for near-Earth asteroids is scheduled to launch from India this week...

Chinese man build giant tsunami pods

2012/12/18

A farmer from Qiantun village in Henan south of Beijing has built seven survival pods to save people from natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes Liu Qiyuan s tsunami survival pods are built using a steel frame a waterproof...

Felix Baumgartner’s space suit

2012/10/15

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner became set a world record for highest skydive and became the first human to break the sound barrier without the aid of a machine when he dove from miles above the Earth on Sunday...

Human settlement on Mars by 2023

2012/06/07

A Dutch group called Mars One plans to have humans live on Mars by Starting next year selected candidates will be put through a -year training program preparing for living on Mars The supply mission will use Space X Heavy...

‘Unique’ neutron star system’s activity captured by NASA

2012/03/14

In October a neutron star near the center of the Milky Way emitted hundreds of X-ray bursts triggered by thermonuclear explosions on the star's surface NASA s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer or RXTE observed some such events between October and...

Asteroid could strike Earth in 2040

2012/02/28

There is a in chance that a -foot asteroid named AG will strike the Earth in the year scientists have warned The impact probability is based on an observation of only one-half of the asteroid s orbit and could change...

CleanSpace One satellite designed to clean up space junk

2012/02/16

The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne or EPFL has unveiled a satellite program dedicated to cleaning up space junk The CleanSpace One program consists of satellites with a grappling arm designed to take out space junk piece by piece making...

Kepler 22b: earth-like planet discovered

2011/12/06

NASA s Kepler space telescope has discovered a planet in a habitable zone around a star with similar conditions to our own Sun Kepler b s year is days long and scientsts estimate the surface temperature is around degrees although...

Biggest solar flare in years erupts from Sun

2011/02/17

The sun has emitted a huge solar flare that is heading towards earth NASA has warned The eruption of the X-flare the strongest kind occurred at GMT on Tuesday and was recorded by the US space agency s Solar Dynamics...
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