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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The next target is to build a space station

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the programme said yesterday. Deputy programme director Hu Shixiang said China would find its own path in exploring space and would not follow blindly what the United States and the former Soviet Union ... to play a part in China space's programme. 'The exploration of space is a human endeavour that does not belong to any one nation. Of course, as part of China, Hong Kong should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433559/next-target-build-space-station
  9. Space passion extracts a high toll

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

    ... with Alex Lo Polytechnic University engineers who designed space exploration devices to be used on Mars complained this week they have had their funding requests rejected twice ... of those techno-honchos at the European Space Agency to accept Hong Kong participation. To give an idea of the egomania of some of these overseas space prima donnas, the British group that built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432261/space-passion-extracts-high-toll
  10. Can China really afford its space ambitions?

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... present form, bucks one significant trend in space exploration. Its emphasis on transporting humans comes at a time when many are calling for the majority of resources to be devoted to unmanned ... China is no different from many other countries when it comes to the way it views its space programme. Here as elsewhere, the programme is wrapped up in ideas of scientific progress, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423833/can-china-really-afford-its-space-ambitions

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