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U.P., DOST institute set up joint lab for space tech

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology

SPACE TECH. Visitors take pictures inside the full anechoic chamber of the newly opened ULyS3ES on August 31, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOST-ASTI

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SpaceX fails in landmark bid to recycle a rocket

Jan 10, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The rocket s precision landing on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean is not successful However the unmanned Dragon cargo ship it propelled to orbit is on its way to the International Space Station

ABORTED. This undated SpaceX photo obtained January 5, 2015 from NASA shows the Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 rocket, both made by SpaceX, as they are rolled to the launch pad ahead of the static firing test for the rocket. SpaceX on Tuesday, January 6, aborted its Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute. AFP PHOTO/NASA/SPACEX/HANDOUT

SpaceX aborts launch of Falcon 9 on landmark rocket test

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The issue developed fairly late in the terminal count says NASA commentator George Diller

ABORTED. This undated SpaceX photo obtained January 5, 2015 from NASA shows the Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 rocket, both made by SpaceX, as they are rolled to the launch pad ahead of the static firing test for the rocket. SpaceX on Tuesday, January 6, aborted its Falcon 9 rocket launch at the last minute. AFP PHOTO/NASA/SPACEX/HANDOUT

SpaceX to try ocean platform landing of Falcon rocket

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

SpaceX: A fully and rapidly reusable rocket – which has never been done before – is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access

LANDING SITE. Drone spaceport ship heads to its hold position in the Atlantic Ocean to prepare for a rocket landing. Image courtesy SpaceX, posted January 5, 2015

Thai satellite finds 300 floating objects in search for MH370

Mar 27, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Thailand spots 300 floating objects in the southern Indian ocean while searching for MH370 with a satellite

LUCKLESS EFFORTS. A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force AP-3C Orion arrives back at RAAF Base Peace after continuing the search for debris or wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, 26 March 2014. Rob Griffith/EPA

Space suit leak happened before, NASA admits

Feb 27, 2014 - 8:21 AM

That means the incident which investigators described as among the most serious in the history of the US space program was preventable

SPACESUIT PROBLEMS? In this file photo, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins during a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on 22 December 2013. File photo by NASA/EPA

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to connect the world

Oct 02, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Speaking for Internet org Mark Zuckerberg outlines what needs to be done to get everyone online

THE PLAN. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook outlines the plan to make the Internet 100 times more affordable for everyone. Screen shot from Youtube

PH, US, Microsoft team up to help fisherfolk

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:58 PM

A number of municipalities in Bohol will be getting a connectivity boost thanks to the efforts of Microsoft and the Philippine and US governments

FISHERFOLK AND WHITE SPACE TECH. A number of organizations are teaming up to test White Space technology for registering fisherfolk in Bohol.

N. Korea stops rocket launch preparations: report

Dec 09, 2012 - 6:47 PM

North Korea stops all preparations for a rocket launch at a site in the country s northwest a South Korean official tells Yonhap News Agency on Sunday December 9