Space http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19734/all en The moon has more water than previously believed, study says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110526/moon-new-research-more-water <p> A new analysis of tiny fragments of hardened lava indicates that the moon has plenty of water inside it, maybe as much as the Earth</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110526/moon-new-research-more-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Business Science Fri, 27 May 2011 02:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5647656 at http://www.globalpost.com Korea seeks membership in the space club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/korea-space-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seoul will build a space rocket over the next nine years without any outside help. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Lodish </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> South Korea is talking big game.</p> <p> By 2020, it says, it will launch a rocket into space made entirely with home-grown Korean technology.</p> <p> If successful, Korea will join Russia, the United States, France, Japan, China, the U.K., India, Israel and Iran in being able to make space rockets and satellites without any outside help.</p> <p> The government plans to invest about $1.5 billion in the process, and the rocket is meant to put a 1.5-ton satellite into orbit 600 km to 800 km above the Earth, reports the <a href="http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/06/01/2011060101063.html">Chosun Ibo</a>.</p> <p> With satellites come heightened scientific research and &mdash; are you listening, Kim Jong Il? &mdash; better defense monitoring.</p> <p> Animosity has continued between the Koreas since two deadly attacks last year. The North has denied involvement in the sinking of a warship in March that killed 46 South Korean sailors and argued that a November artillery barrage that killed four was provoked by South Korean firing drills.</p> <p> Anything the South can do to appear more fierce in the eyes of its neighbor is an added advantage. But only time will tell if Seoul&#39;s plans are more than pipe dreams.</p> <p> South Korea has tried twice before to launch rockets into space, and failed. Those projects in 2009 and 2010 were in collaboration with Russia.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/101027/space-race-moon?page=full">Asia is all over space</a>, really. Especially China, which aims to land a man on the moon by 2030. So far, the United States is well ahead of Asian countries in the space department (after all, we put a man on the moon more than, ahem, 40 years ago).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/korea-space-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Korea Space Travel/Tourism Technology South Korea The Rice Bowl Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:05:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 5648626 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location: Argentina — Space oddity http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5649776 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>NASA teams up with Argentina to launch a new satellite.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Julia Kumari Drapkin </div> </div> </div> <p> BARILOCHE, Argentina &mdash; Until now, scientists have been unable to monitor the constant changes in the ocean.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" title="Joint space venture: NASA teams with Argentina to launch a new satellite" alt="Argentina and the United States send a satellite into space." src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/d1d83dc64320b-original.jpg?1307479202" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span 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Science Wed, 15 Jun 2011 09:59:04 +0000 News Desk 5651313 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran plans to send a monkey into space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110616/iran-space-monkey-kavoshgar-5-rocket-ahmadinejad <p> The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched between July 23 and August 23, with a capsule carrying a live monkey to an altitude of 74 miles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110616/iran-space-monkey-kavoshgar-5-rocket-ahmadinejad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Space World Leaders Wildlife News Middle East Science Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5651580 at http://www.globalpost.com Asteroid hurtles past Earth in "close call" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110627/asteroid-passes-earth-monday-2011-md-space-rock <p> The space rock&#39;s path made it an &quot;intruder&quot; in astronomy terms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110627/asteroid-passes-earth-monday-2011-md-space-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Science Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:48:00 +0000 News Desk 5660814 at http://www.globalpost.com Atlantis's final flight (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5669887 CAPE CANAVERAL — Photographs from the last flight of the space shuttle Atlantis.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5669887" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science Space Americas Business Science United States Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:26:00 +0000 News Desk 5669887 at http://www.globalpost.com Mission complete: U.S. shuttle Atlantis lands for last time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110721/mission-complete-us-shuttle-atlantis-lands-last- <p> The world&#39;s astronauts will now have to rely on Russian Soyuz rockets for any trips to the International Space Station</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110721/mission-complete-us-shuttle-atlantis-lands-last-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science Space Science United States Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:49:00 +0000 News Desk 5671087 at http://www.globalpost.com Full moon expected to dull 2011 Perseid Meteor Shower http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110812/perseid-meteor-shower-2011-weather-full-moon-perseids <p> For keen skygazers, the best chance to view the Perseids will be in the Northern hemisphere, just before dawn on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110812/perseid-meteor-shower-2011-weather-full-moon-perseids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Science United States Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:36:00 +0000 News Desk 5673050 at http://www.globalpost.com Space Station may be abandoned in November http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110829/international-space-station-abandoned-nasa-soyuz <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110829/international-space-station-abandoned-nasa-soyuz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Japan Russia Science United States Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:50:55 +0000 News Desk 5674260 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia delays Space Station trip again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110913/russia-soyuz-delay-international-space-station-shuttle <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110913/russia-soyuz-delay-international-space-station-shuttle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Russia Science United States Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:53:00 +0000 News Desk 5675275 at http://www.globalpost.com China launches rocket carrying country's first space lab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110929/china-long-march-rocket-launches-chinese-space-lab-tiangong-1 <p> The space lab will be unmanned at first, but the plan is for Chinese astronauts (&quot;yuhangyuans&quot;) to visit it next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110929/china-long-march-rocket-launches-chinese-space-lab-tiangong-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space China Science Technology Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:47:00 +0000 News Desk 5676441 at http://www.globalpost.com NASA: Asteroid threat less than feared http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110930/nasa-asteroid-threat-neowise-jet-propulsion-laboratory <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110930/nasa-asteroid-threat-neowise-jet-propulsion-laboratory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Science United States Fri, 30 Sep 2011 05:46:43 +0000 News Desk 5676530 at http://www.globalpost.com China launches Shenzhou-8 for docking test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111031/china-launches-shenzhou-8-spacecraft-chinese-space-station <p> The plan is for Shenzhou-8 to dock with China&#39;s Tiangong-1 (&quot;Heavenly Palace&quot;) space lab module, which launched from the Jiuquan center in September.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/111031/china-launches-shenzhou-8-spacecraft-chinese-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space China Science Technology Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:29:00 +0000 News Desk 5679816 at http://www.globalpost.com Giant asteroid to hurtle closer to Earth than moon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/giant-asteroid-hurtle-closer-earth-moon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A large asteroid will pass close to earth, but will not impact Earth or moon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mariya Karimjee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A huge asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon on Tuesday, which will give scientists a chance to study it without having to spend time and money by launching a probe, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/04/us-space-asteroid-idUSTRE7A36FN20111104">Reuters</a> reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/giant-asteroid-hurtle-closer-earth-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Space Weird Wide Web Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:54:20 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5680389 at http://www.globalpost.com