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  1. Live broadcast of Saturn probe

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... critical orbit insertion sequence. To celebrate the historic event, the channel will devote the whole day to space programmes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461323/live-broadcast-saturn-probe
  2. How a little piece of HK is sitting on Mars- somewhere

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that of the Spirit exploration. The [Spirit] rovers are the present mission of a mature space agency that has had many years of experience in exploring Mars. They are also part of a Mars exploration ... without feeling embarrassed about it.' Hong Kong's foray into space exploration started more than 10 years ago when Dr Ng, possibly bored with his dental practice, decided he wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440661/how-little-piece-hk-sitting-mars-somewhere
  3. It might have crashed but at least it got there

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo My teeth have felt funny in the past two weeks but I am afraid to see my dentist. The guy has been gloom and doom since the Beagle II space probe failed to say 'Merry ... helped design several tiny surveying tools that were aboard the space probe. Okay, it crash-landed. But at least the Beagle II is now on another planet (although in how many pieces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440713/it-might-have-crashed-least-it-got-there
  4. For a dreamy scientist, the ideal laboratory's in the stars

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor Though Pascal Lee's feet are still on the ground, his head has been lost in space since a young age. 'As a child I was always interested in science fiction. I would watch Star Trek, Lost in Space and Thunderbirds religiously,' says the astrobiology and geology expert from Nasa who gave a lecture at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440278/dreamy-scientist-ideal-laboratorys-stars
  5. slice of life

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of the US space programme, with a 20-hour orbit only 60 nautical miles from the surface of the moon. The special heat shield protecting the men in the command module cabin would have to withstand ... sixth and final live television broadcast from space. Previous transmissions had given millions of viewers an inside view of the spaceship and provided never-before-seen pictures of Earth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483479/slice-life
  6. US fired up as China sets the pace in a new space race

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... probes to explore Mars for signs of life and send back images almost in real-time. And as US President George W. Bush seizes the moment to claim his place in space history, many of us are getting ... in the history of space exploration, but its subtext was clear: only one power was fit to rule in space. 'We have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442299/us-fired-china-sets-pace-new-space-race
  7. US fired up as China sets the pace in a new space race

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... probes to explore Mars for signs of life and send back images almost in real-time. And as US President George W. Bush seizes the moment to claim his place in space history, many of us are getting ... in the history of space exploration, but its subtext was clear: only one power was fit to rule in space. 'We have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442279/us-fired-china-sets-pace-new-space-race
  8. WEB PICKS: Space Exploring

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Calling all space cadets! You may never achieve what Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei did and go exploring in outer space, but you'll be amazed at what you can learn ... captain and for the advanced deep space commander. It includes images, movies, animations and data that explores space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464950/web-picks-space-exploring
  9. Final frontier has regained its allure

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated on its return to Earth last February, killing seven astronauts, mankind's enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of the universe seemed ... surface in a project co-ordinated by the US. The spice, it seems, is being put back into space exploration. Tapping into the new mood of optimism, President George W. Bush is expected to announce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440860/final-frontier-has-regained-its-allure
  10. Men on the moon? Not yet

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The focus of the mainland's lunar programme should be exploration, not putting men on the moon, a leading scientist says. Ouyang Ziyuan, a research fellow ... on the moon,' Professor Ouyang said. His comments echoed those of Wang Yongzhi, chief designer of the nation's space programme. Other officials had earlier said the government was hoping to attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458499/men-moon-not-yet

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