As US private space firm SpaceX chief Elon Musk is eager to colonize Mars first, China has thrown its hat into the ring to be the first, while other players like India and Europe remain spectators to the growing competition.Ouyang Ziyuan, a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with Martian satellite, Martian lander, as well as Martian rover, said a report in China Daily. He quickly added that the purpose of the mission is to probe whether Mars is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit.US space agency NASA's plan to send humans to Mars met with funding crunch from the Trump Administration but the US private space agency SpaceX has an ambitious plan already taking final shape. Its Vice President Jonathan Hofeller said the Starship, a space vehicle designed to carry humans to Mars, will make its maiden pilot voyage without humans in 2021.SpaceX has already performed an initial test of Starship prototype though the vehicle … [Read more...] about Mars Colonization: SpaceX or China, who’s first?
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India plans to establish its own "very small" space station in the next decade as the country gears up for a first manned mission beyond earth. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K. Sivan said Thursday that the ambitious project would follow a successful launch of a manned space flight scheduled by 2022. "Our space station is going to be very small... useful to carry out experiments," Sivan told reporters in New Delhi. "We are not having a big plan of sending humans on tourism and other things," he added. A space station is capable of hosting crew members for years on end, and provides facilities for experiments and support vehicles to dock. India's first manned space mission -- named Gaganyaan -- is due to take place by 2022, in time to commemorate 75 of years of the country's independence from Britain. It will have two or three astronauts on a maximum seven-day mission. The Indian announcement comes a day after the country unveiled an unmanned moon lander expected to … [Read more...] about India plans ‘very small’ space station after 2022
Kiko believes surprise win possible for Otso Diretso bets Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 5:36pm MANILA, Philippines — It is still possible for senatorial candidates from the Liberal Party-led Otso Diretso slate to pull off a surprise win in the coming elections even if few of them are doing well in pre-election surveys. Sen. Francis Pangilinan, LP president and the coalition’s campaign manager, said this Tuesday after the release of Pulse Asia’s April 10 to 14 survey, which showed that Otso Diretso bets continue to lag behind administration candidates. In an interview on GMA’s “News to Go,” Pangilinan stressed the fight is not yet over. “Sabi nga nila ang pinakamahalagang survey ay ‘yung araw ng halalan. At sa aking labing-walong taon bilang senador, ilang eleksyon na rin ang nadaanan natin bilang campaign manager at bilang kandidato, nakita natin, may mga … [Read more...] about Kiko believes surprise win possible for Otso Diretso bets
MANILA - Opposition slate Otso Diretso on Tuesday remained optimistic that it could still pull a "come from behind, surprise victory" after a recent pre-election survey showed only 1 out of its 8 senatorial aspirants had a statistical chance of winning in the May midterm elections. Reelectionist Sen. Bam Aquino was the lone Otso Diretso candidate who was on the list of hypothetical election winners based Pulse Asia's survey conducted from April 10-14. The slate's 7 other bets - Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, lawyers Chel Diokno, Romulo Macalintal and Florin Hilbay, civic leader Samira Gutoc and former lawmakers Mar Roxas and Erin Tañada - ranked between the 14th and 43rd slots. Pulse Asia April 2019 survey: Top 15 senatorial preferences "Ang pinakamahalagang survey ay ‘yung araw ng halalan," Otso Diretso campaign manager Sen. Francis Pangilinan said in a television interview. (The most important survey is the one held on election day.) "At sa aking labing-walong taon … [Read more...] about News Otso Diretso optimistic amid dismal survey rankings in final campaign stretch
MANILA, Philippines – It took Terrence Romeo seven seasons and three teams before making his first trip to the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association. He couldn't get there with GlobalPort, the team that took him as the fifth overall pick in the 2013 PBA Rookie Draft, and he couldn't get there with Talk 'N Text, the team that grabbed him in a blockbuster trade last year. In just his first conference with San Miguel Beer, however, Romeo finally got his breakthrough. The veteran guard is the third-leading scorer for the Beermen, who are seeking a fifth consecutive PBA All-Filipino championship. Standing in San Miguel's way is a familiar foe: the Magnolia Hotshots, the team they beat last year to clinch an All-Filipino four-peat. "Excited ako makapag-laro sa finals," said Romeo on Monday, during a press conference. "Same naman ang basketball, so kailangan lang namin ibigay 'yung best namin." READ: Magnolia silences doubters by dragging its way to finals While it took him … [Read more...] about News PBA: San Miguel’s Terrence Romeo ready for finals debut