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  1. Cultural sensitivity needed- even in space

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

    ... heroes. For many emerging nations, space exploration is as much about face and prestige, as it is about science, if not more so. This is why countries such as India, China and Malaysia are willing ... What's in a name? A lot, it would seem, if you are Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a medical doctor who is expected to be the first Malaysian to blast off into space for a nine-day stay ...

  2. Space exploration

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... to maximise the living space. Invest in built-in storage solutions. Build wardrobes with sliding doors into the wall, install pull-out tables or even a pull-down bed. Use furniture as storage. Build ... furniture that fits the space. Do not squeeze in an old inherited cabinet just because you like it. Ask yourself whether it will fit in the flat, or could you use the space for more functional ...

  3. Moon orbiter launch hailed as milestone

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... exploration. The launch will heat up an Asian space race. The blastoff at 6.05pm, from the Xichang satellite launch centre in Sichuan province, of a Long March 3A rocket carrying the orbiter ... exploration with the world. 'China will not be involved in a moon race with any other country,' Mr Luan told Xinhua. In 2003 China became the third country to launch a man into space aboard ...

  4. Launch sparks imagination of young, old alike

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first step,' Mr Zhu said. 'The moon is the closest body to Earth. The success of this basic step would allow us to carry out further space probe missions.' Looking through ...

  5. Entrepreneurs aim to cash in on mania for orbiter souvenirs

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok While cynics doubt that the much-hyped lunar orbiter will have much impact on their lives, the successful launch yesterday certainly yielded up some interesting consumer goods. Be it a commemorative paper fan printed with an image of the Chi ...

  6. Openness can head off a new space race

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

    ... Beijing must temper such developments with caution to avoid a space race with the US and other competitors exploring the solar system. Venturing into space is a multi-faceted enterprise, after ... heights in exploring space for a quarter-century, they also came ever closer to war as their technological breakthroughs translated into military developments. China must tread carefully to avoid ...

  7. Space scientists cautious over manned moon landing

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with allowing astronauts to walk in space, the docking and return of spacecraft, and the survival of astronauts on the moon. 'We don't possess those technologies for now, and we cannot solve ... by 2017. Amid speculation that China is joining the United States, Europe, Japan and India in a new space race to send astronauts to the moon, China has been keen to emphasise its 'peaceful ...

  8. Tie, tie again

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

    ... With cheeky disdain for tradition, Parisian luxury brand Hermes has released a witty new collection of ties called The Manifesto. Using the catchphrase 'A tie is, first and foremost, a tie', Hermes flouts convention and dictates that ties be wor ...

  9. The space race nobody wanted

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Mainland China has been exceedingly careful to assure the world that its rise will be peaceful. But it shot itself in the foot with its space test last month, which demolished ... consistently advocated the peaceful development of outer space and opposes the arming of space and military competition in space.' Now we know that Beijing was secretly working on space weapons ...

  10. Wrestling with the spectre of an arms race in space

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Deep Kisor Datta-Ray China's anti-satellite missile test might appear to mark a dramatic about-face from its decade-long denunciation of weapons in space. Arguably, however, the controversy would never have occurred if the US had heeded international calls- China's voice being the loudest- for a treaty to protect space. That bid having failed, Beijing's move must ...




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