Space stations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26300/all en NASA to test 'BEAM', Balloon-like dwelling on International Space Station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Space stations Space technology Spaceflight Technology Innovation United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:31:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735212 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* NASA to pay $17.8 million for Bigelow Aerospace prototype</p> <p>* Free-flying inflatable habitats planned for commercial lease</p> <p>* Module to launch in 2015 on SpaceX cargo ship</p> <p>By Irene Klotz</p> <p>LAS VEGAS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-balloon-dwelling-be-tested-intl-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Space stations Space technology Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735288 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station</p> <p>LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, nicknamed BEAM, will be the third orbital prototype developed and flown by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace.</p> Bigelow Aerospace Space stations Space tourism Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736401 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station</p> <p>LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, nicknamed BEAM, will be the third orbital prototype developed and flown by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace.</p> Bigelow Aerospace Space stations Space tourism Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736502 at http://www.globalpost.com China's next manned space mission to launch this summer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/chinas-next-manned-space-mission-launch-summer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - China's next manned space mission will launch sometime between June and August, carrying three astronauts to an experimental space module, state media said on Thursday, the latest part of an ambitious plan to build a space station.</p> <p>The Shenzhou 10 and its crew will launch from a remote site in the Gobi desert and then link up with the Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) 1 module, the official Xinhua news agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/chinas-next-manned-space-mission-launch-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769390 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Veteran explorer stakes Russia's claim over the Arctic</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769669 at http://www.globalpost.com China to launch manned space mission in June http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/china-launch-manned-space-mission-june <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China will launch three astronauts into space this month to dock with an experimental space-module, state-media said Monday, marking the latest step towards the country's aim of building a space station.</p> <p>The Shenzhou-10 spacecraft has entered the "final stage of preparations," for a launch "in the middle of June," China's official Xinhua news agency said, citing a spokesperson for the country's manned space program.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/china-launch-manned-space-mission-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese space program Space stations Spaceflight AFP Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5850592 at http://www.globalpost.com China to send second woman into space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/china-send-second-woman-space <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China is to send its second woman astronaut into orbit on its longest mission yet, space officials said Monday, as the country works towards building a space station.</p> <p>The Shenzhou-10 -- the name means "Divine Vessel" -- will be launched on a Long March rocket at 0938 GMT Tuesday, Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China's manned space programme, told a news conference.</p> <p>The crew will be in orbit for 15 days, she said, and will include Wang Yaping, the second woman China has sent into space.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/china-send-second-woman-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:31:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854167 at http://www.globalpost.com China to send 2nd woman into space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/china-send-2nd-woman-space <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China is to send its second woman astronaut into orbit on its longest mission yet, space officials said Monday, as the country works towards building a space station.</p> <p>The Shenzhou-10 -- the name means "Divine Vessel" -- will be launched on a Long March rocket at 0938 GMT Tuesday, Wu Ping, spokeswoman for China's manned space programme, told a news conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/china-send-2nd-woman-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:36:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854848 at http://www.globalpost.com China to launch longest-ever space mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/china-launch-longest-ever-space-mission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China was to launch its longest-ever space mission on Tuesday, with its second woman astronaut among the crew, as it steps up its ambitious space programme, a symbol of the country's growing power.</p> <p>The Shenzhou-10 -- the name means "Divine Vessel" -- was due to lift off at 0938 GMT from the Jiuquan launch centre in the Gobi desert.</p> <p>The three astronauts on board, including Wang Yaqing, 33, who trained as an air force transport pilot, are scheduled to spend 15 days in space, programme spokeswoman Wu Ping said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/china-launch-longest-ever-space-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:41:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5854975 at http://www.globalpost.com China to launch longest-ever manned space mission http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/china-launch-longest-ever-manned-space-mission <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China was to launch its longest-ever manned space mission Tuesday, with its second woman astronaut among the crew, as it steps up its ambitious space programme, a symbol of the country's growing power.</p> <p>President Xi Jinping arrived at the Jiuquan launch centre in the Gobi desert to watch the lift-off of Shenzhou-10 -- the name means "Divine Vessel" -- due at 0938 GMT.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130611/china-launch-longest-ever-manned-space-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight AFP Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:43:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5855063 at http://www.globalpost.com China's latest 'sacred' manned space mission blasts off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/chinas-latest-sacred-manned-space-mission-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ben Blanchard</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese manned spacecraft blasted off with three astronauts on board on Tuesday on a 15-day mission to an experimental space lab in the latest step towards the development of a space station.</p> <p>The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft was launched from a remote site in the Gobi desert in China's far west at 5:38 p.m. (0938 GMT) under warm, clear blue skies, in images carried live on state television.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/chinas-latest-sacred-manned-space-mission-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Social Issues Space stations Spaceflight Technology Tiangong Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:34:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5854342 at http://www.globalpost.com China astronaut teaches lesson from space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-astronaut-teaches-lesson-space <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese astronaut orbiting more than 300 kilometres (186 miles) above the Earth's surface delivered a video class to children across the country on Thursday, state television showed in a live broadcast.</p> <p>Wearing a white space suit, Wang Yaping, the second Chinese woman in space, demonstrated how a variety of objects -- from a bubble of water to a spinning toy -- behave in zero gravity.</p> <p>Wang's class -- delivered from China's orbiting space module Tiangong-1 -- was shown in classrooms across China, state broadcaster CCTV said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-astronaut-teaches-lesson-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese space program Space stations Spaceflight AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:34:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5862031 at http://www.globalpost.com China astronaut teaches lesson from space http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-astronaut-teaches-lesson-space-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese astronaut orbiting more than 300 kilometres (186 miles) above the Earth's surface delivered a video class to children across the country on Thursday, state television showed in a live broadcast.</p> <p>Wearing a blue space suit, Wang Yaping, the second Chinese woman in space, demonstrated how a variety of objects -- from a bubble of water to a spinning toy -- behave in zero gravity.</p> <p>Wang's class -- delivered from China's orbiting space module Tiangong-1 -- was shown in classrooms across China, state broadcaster CCTV said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-astronaut-teaches-lesson-space-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese space program Space stations Spaceflight AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:31:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5862131 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese astronauts manually dock spacecraft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/chinese-astronauts-manually-dock-spacecraft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three Chinese astronauts on the country's longest manned space mission on Sunday succeeded in manually docking their spacecraft with a module orbiting Earth, state media said.</p> <p>Docking techniques are a crucial element of China's space programme, which aims to build a station orbiting the planet by 2020.</p> <p>The Shenzhou-10 -- "Divine Vessel" -- was piloted by mission commander Nie Haisheng, assisted by astronauts Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping, China's second woman in space, according to the Xinhua news agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/chinese-astronauts-manually-dock-spacecraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shenzhou programme Space stations Spaceflight AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:03:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5865003 at http://www.globalpost.com