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Cape Canaveral comes to the East Coast – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 11th, 2016.

In a few months, a remote East Coast town will become the launching pad for a rocket headed for space. In a two-page spread in the Herald on Sunday, science reporter Jamie Morton profiled inventor Peter Beck and the small town of Mahia he’s about to make famous. Read the full feature online. An excerpt: When […]

Breast cancer and astronauts – Michelle Dickinson

John Kerr posted in on May 15th, 2013.

Dr Michelle Dickinson, a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University’s Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, spoke to TV3’s Firstline this morning for their weekly ‘science news’ segment. She discussed the increased awareness of breast cancer genetics in the wake of actress Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried the BRAC1 […]

Radio NZ: Space scientist Sir Ian Axford dies

Peter Griffin posted in on March 17th, 2010.

New Zealand scientist Sir Ian Axford has died aged 77. He worked on space probes, and was an expert on comets and cosmic rays. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Sir Ian worked on many American and European space probes, such as Voyager and Giotto, designing robot craft and calculating orbits. “He was an expert […]

NZ Herald: Nasa close to answers on other Earths

Peter Griffin posted in on January 21st, 2010.

Eloise Gibson of the NZ Herald reports that, by the end of the decade, a NASA scientists believes we may know how many Earthlike planets there are. The scientist, Jack Lissauer, is currently involved with the Kepler space telescope project, which aims to identify how many planets capable of potentially supporting life there are, allowing […]

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