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  1. Titan mission a milestone in space exploration

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... who have been working on the project for almost 20 years was much brighter. The mission has been accomplished. It is deservedly being described as a new breakthrough in space exploration ... to turn the vision into reality. The mother ship was made by the US. Joint missions of this kind are where the future of space exploration lies. The industry has been given a big boost in recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485971/titan-mission-milestone-space-exploration
  2. Mars pair turn skills to secrets of pyramid

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A Hong Kong scientist has teamed up with his former partner in the ill-fated Beagle 2 Mars exploration project to bid for a place in a forthcoming exploration of hidden shafts ... tools.' Mr Whitehead was the chief engineer responsible for the robotic arm aboard the 2003 European Space Agency's Beagle 2 mission to Mars in which Dr Ng and Polytechnic University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519840/mars-pair-turn-skills-secrets-pyramid
  3. Hong Kong technology gets second bite at Mars

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Hong Kong looks set to have a second chance to prove its technological prowess on Mars. The Polytechnic University team that designed and made space exploration tools ... the Hong Kong-designed 'rock-corer' was likely to be aboard space rovers being designed by two competing teams in Europe. The finger-sized drill will be attached to a robotic arm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/496170/hong-kong-technology-gets-second-bite-mars
  4. Tourist may be next into space

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Before China sends its third batch of astronauts into space aboard Shenzhou VII in two years, at least one Chinese civilian may follow in the zero-gravity footsteps of colonels Yang Liwei, Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng. A Hong Kong-registered space travel agency, which arranges packages offered by US-based Space Adventures, said it was hoping to send the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520390/tourist-may-be-next-space
  5. Designers gripped by deep-sea challenge

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The robotic claw of a new ocean probe is a HK creation A robotic claw designed by Hong Kong engineers will be used for deep sea exploration by Ifremer, a leading marine institute ... in France, said: 'This system [by Dr Ng and Professor Yung] could be used on wreck exploration or for scientific purposes for deep sea exploration.' Ifremer, an oceanographic, fisheries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508742/designers-gripped-deep-sea-challenge
  6. Red-hot Doleuze knows the trick well

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Horses who race wide without cover at Happy Valley are usually very late home, so last week's fourth by the John Moore-trained Highland Dawn under just such circumstances has come under notice from overnight punters. The Australian-bred f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504543/red-hot-doleuze-knows-trick-well
  7. Shuttle woes will not dim mankind's space quest

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The fate of the space shuttle astronauts, who face a tense return to Earth after making unprecedented repairs to their ship, has captivated the world this week. Even before the problems ... with space travel has been rekindled. A new space race seemed to have begun, with the idea of sending men- or women- to the moon for the first time since 1972 back on the agenda. US President George ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511012/shuttle-woes-will-not-dim-mankinds-space-quest
  8. China can play significant role in the space effort

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The moon is a long way short of Mars, the ultimate goal of a space exploration programme announced by US President George W. Bush in January last year. But the US space agency Nasa's ... shuttles, Nasa has opted for a return to a space capsule launched by a rocket, the method that first took Americans to the moon nearly 40 years ago. The new crew exploration vehicles (CEVs) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517237/china-can-play-significant-role-space-effort
  9. China's next step to becoming a space power

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a reminder, more than four decades after the former Soviet Union and the United States launched the manned-flight club, that space exploration remains a highly risky enterprise. Despite the formal ... Kong and left it with an abiding interest in the nation's role in space exploration. Few would have forgotten the overwhelming reception our city extended to Colonel Yang during a six-day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520088/chinas-next-step-becoming-space-power
  10. Astronauts went from farms to the air force

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the PLA astronaut brigade, together with Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut. According to Xinhua, Colonel Fei did not tell his mother that he was chosen for the space programme and when she ... in space. 'Nie Haisheng is a real hero, we are really proud of him,' said 58-year-old villager Sun Ruixiang. Colonel Nie is married to the PLA's Nie Jielin and has a daughter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520198/astronauts-went-farms-air-force

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