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  1. National hero to make four-day visit to HK

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung, Alex Lo and Vivien Cui Yang Liwei, China's first man in space, will visit Hong Kong next week along with his space capsule. Colonel Yang will arrive on Friday for a four-day visit, take part in a number of seminars on the nation's space programme and tour the city. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa announced yesterday the central government had approved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432302/national-hero-make-four-day-visit-hk
  2. Centenary of flight a catalyst for space travel

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The 100th anniversary of the first widely recognised aircraft flight on Wednesday may also prove a landmark for space travel. Entrepreneurs are hinting they will mark pioneer American aviators Wilbur and Orville Wright's achievement by launching a vehicle that will kick-start the space tourism industry. Market researchers liken the moment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438050/centenary-flight-catalyst-space-travel
  3. Tailor-made suit for space

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Crowds who throng to the Science Museum for the exhibition on China's first space mission will be able to see the spacesuit worn by Yang Liwei. The specially made space gear, sported by Colonel Yang during his first space flight, will be on display at the museum in Tsim Sha Tsui from today after arriving in Hong Kong last night. Li Zhi, the spacesuit's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433163/tailor-made-suit-space
  4. Companies are quick to profit from the big event

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Shenzhou V launch has not only boosted a man into space and the morale of the nation, but also the profits of various firms which cashed in on the event. The China-Air International ... the 3,980 yuan (HK$3,740) tours in local newspapers last month. 'Our clients are all space fans, all from the mainland. Most of them are from Beijing, others from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431410/companies-are-quick-profit-big-event
  5. Space flight will be broadcast live

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... If the Shenzhou V - China's first manned mission - is successful, it will lead to an expanded programme China will broadcast its first manned space mission live on television next ... on China Central Television (CCTV). The report, quoting a China Space Administration spokesman, was posted on the Sina.com web portal. It said two channels, CCTV4 and CCTV9, would go live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430489/space-flight-will-be-broadcast-live
  6. HK warned not to expect to spot Shenzhou V

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Earth. Shenzhou V is expected to be in space for 21 hours, orbiting Earth 14 times before returning, and mainland experts have been raising public expectation that the spacecraft will be visible. ... moving in the sky but it won't flash,' he said. Sam Chow Kim-fung, curator of the Space Museum, added that it would be difficult for most people to see the spacecraft. 'I'm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431112/hk-warned-not-expect-spot-shenzhou-v
  7. Europe rules out a space race with China

    Posted Dec 25th 2003, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... Marc Young in Berlin Although at first glance the Mars Express mission would seem to have little in common with China's first manned space flight in October, both projects were designed to capture the public's imagination and prove that space exploration would not be left to the Americans and Russians. Whereas China has outlined ambitious plans to eventually send ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439231/europe-rules-out-space-race-china
  8. Lost in space

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'Space prosperity' (November 1), which provided several flawed arguments for China's investment in space exploration. First, Patrick Ng ... nations continue their space programmes. This is partly because they have, to a degree, accepted that material benefits are beside the point. Mr Ng also believes that space exploration can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433389/lost-space
  9. Launch of spacecraft likely after congress

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... China's first manned space flight will take place after October 14, according to a report in a Beijing-backed newspaper. Officials had 'basically decided' the Shenzhou ... for the mission. The final selection of one or two men will be determined just before the launch. It is expected to occur at the Jiuquan Space Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia. If the mission is successful, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429798/launch-spacecraft-likely-after-congress
  10. Fear of failure keeps lid on fervour

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Compared to the hype over the 2008 Olympics, coverage of the manned mission has been minimal As China prepares to put a man into space for the first time, the propaganda gurus have been ... boost to national pride, but a failure could have far-reaching political and social implications. Compared with the extensive coverage of the space programme in the international and Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431033/fear-failure-keeps-lid-fervour

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