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  1. Space mission helps dreams take flight

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... I'm more inspired to become as astronaut now because I know I could also go spacewalking. It was just amazing to see the astronauts floating in outer space,' Zhifeng said. 'I would ... mission- the country's third manned space mission, which included the first spacewalk by a Chinese astronaut. State media gave it extensive coverage, chronicling everything from details ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654539/space-mission-helps-dreams-take-flight
  2. Astronauts confident HK can weather financial turmoil

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... as a 'Space Flight Hero' after completing the mission in late September, greeted reporters in Cantonese and thanked them for their support. Like all visitors, he said, he hoped to have the chance ... to take up his offer may take heart: Zhang Jianqi, the delegation head and deputy chief designer of China's manned space programme, said Hongkongers would be welcome to take part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662834/astronauts-confident-hk-can-weather-financial-turmoil
  3. HK invitation

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has invited the three Chinese astronauts to Hong Kong. In a letter to President Hu Jintao, he praised the Shenzhou VII mission and proposed a visit. Lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate, said people wanted to see the space heroes and he hoped news of the visit would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654537/hk-invitation
  4. Astronauts receive heroes' welcome on Beijing return

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to welcome the three Shenzhou VII astronauts returning from the country's successful third manned space flight. The trio- Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng- flew back to Beijing ... done for us, and we are all proud of you,' General Guo said. Colonel Zhai was the main focus of the spotlight on the history-making journey because he made China's first space walk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654540/astronauts-receive-heroes-welcome-beijing-return
  5. Space mission may have spinoffs for PLA, analysts say

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... said Beijing had made a significant breakthrough in missile development, as the rocket that would carry the three astronauts into space was more powerful and the spacecraft much heavier than ... the most complex and cutting-edge tracking and guiding technologies. It will help Beijing make a great move towards setting up a space station in the future.' Dr Yang said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653865/space-mission-may-have-spinoffs-pla-analysts-say
  6. Cardboard cut-outs may be the closest we get to meeting space heroes

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The government is threatening to turn the real-life heroes of Shenzhou VII into cardboard heroes. The crew and technicians of the historic space flight in September, in which ... the visit. 'The historic spacewalk mission accomplished by Shenzhou VII marks a milestone in China's manned space programme,' he said yesterday. 'The public will be able to share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661833/cardboard-cut-outs-may-be-closest-we-get-meeting-space-heroes
  7. Space mission inspires young rocket scientists

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... rocket- and parachute-making workshops, paper-aeroplane flying competitions and talks on China's space technology development programmes. School principal Yung Pui-king said the nation's third manned mission and first space walk provided an opportunity to boost students' understanding of their motherland. 'By engaging the whole school in relevant activities, we can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654114/space-mission-inspires-young-rocket-scientists
  8. Spacewalk heroes return to Earth

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... global competitiveness. Mr Wen pledged again yesterday that China was committed to the peaceful exploration of space. 'It is the Chinese people's persistent aspiration to develop manned spaceflight technologies for the peaceful exploration and use of outer space,' he said. President Hu Jintao watched the launch in Jiuquan, Gansu, on Thursday and talked to Colonel Zhai via ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654432/spacewalk-heroes-return-earth
  9. Spacewalk heroes set to land in HK, Macau

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The three 'heroes' of China's first spacewalk mission will visit Hong Kong and Macau early next month to share their experiences of the Shenzhou VII space mission. The trip by mission commander and spacewalker Zhai Zhigang- designated a 'Space Flight Hero' by mainland leaders last month- and 'Heroic Astronauts' Liu Boming and Jing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659917/spacewalk-heroes-set-land-hk-macau
  10. Rare commendation for Russia's role

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland space officials have taken the rare step of commending Russia for its role in the Shenzhou VII mission. The deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering ... would also provide technical support throughout the Shenzhou VII's landmark EVA endeavours. He said two of the three Chinese astronauts preparing for the space walk would don Russian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653859/rare-commendation-russias-role

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