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  1. In Brief

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the environment,' Pope Benedict said. AP No drunk astronauts, says Nasa WASHINGTON- Nasa's top safety official dismissed claims that astronauts had been drunk on flight missions, in a boost to the US ... 'heavy use of alcohol' inside the standard 12-hour abstinence period for Nasa crews. AFP Rhys murder suspect arrested LONDON- Police in Liverpool arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion ...

  2. Cultural sensitivity needed- even in space

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or both, insist on labelling him a 'space participant', a euphemism for space tourists. Many Malaysians are understandably outraged by Nasa's designation for one of their national ... state-of-the-art Nasa researchers may think differently. The Russians understand a thing or two about cultural sensitivity and have taken a pragmatic stand, regardless of the scientific merits ...

  3. People making their mark on the universe

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the International Space Station. Did you know that the United States space agency Nasa plans to build a permanently-occupied base on the moon? They say it will be a science station, as well as a place ... Nasa has said that space is so full of rubbish- rocket parts, tools, plastic bags- that it has become a danger to astronauts and satellites. Victoria, Assistant Editor ...

  4. Out of this world

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1958: Nasa, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is set up April 12, 1961: Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space May 5, 1961: Alan Shepard is first American in space May ... The commanders of each ship exchanged the first international handshake in space April 12, 1981: The world's first shuttle, Columbia, lies into orbit April 24, 1990: Nasa launches Hubble Space ...

  5. Ahem, doc, I'd like to know, um, can I 'do it' in space?

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... sex in space is possible and, if so, whether it would be any good. I wasn't sure who to ask in Hong Kong. Perhaps Nasa has done extensive research on that question but I have not been able to contact them. So for answers, I tried my dentist, Ng Tze-chuen, who was involved in space mission research with Nasa and the European Space Agency, and my family doctor (who thought ...

  6. Umbrellas

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If it's sun protection you're after then it's got to be these Nasa-approved parasols made from fabric that blocks 97 per cent of UVA and UVB rays. They come in a range of bright colours ...

  7. San Jose

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... is free and audio tour handsets are provided. 2. Blast into space Interested in becoming an astronaut? Ever wanted to touch an original Mercury capsule? Visit the Nasa Ames Research Centre (www.arc.nasa.gov) to find out about the latest innovations in space exploration. One of several Nasa research centres in the US, Nasa Ames focuses on aeronautics, Earth sciences, computational field ...

  8. FYI: When will the general public be able to travel into space?

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Hopfner

    ... United States space agency Nasa and a fatal explosion has cast a pall over Scaled Composites, one of the chief suppliers to Branson's Virgin Galactic project. Less affluent holidaymakers ... the Space Tourism Society and the Japanese Rocket Society, have taken it upon themselves to advance the cause of affordable space travel for the masses. And Nasa is due early next year to pick some ...

  9. Scholarships take doctoral candidates to US

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Local science student on overseas sojourn is working closely with space agency Nasa on monitoring air pollution using satellite imagery, with a specific view to Hong Kong ... in international commercial arbitration- each receive a grant of US$1,350 a month. Mr Wong is engaged in a collaborative project with Nasa on monitoring air pollution using satellite images. This is part ...

  10. HK scientists will study Chang'e I lunar data

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... boast rich research experience in space science and technology. Professors Chan, Chen and Kwok have all worked with Nasa. Professor Xu is the chief adviser to the National Committee in Aerospace ...




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