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  1. Another last cry from the eternal infinite

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... race. But what power space exploration projects, and what knowledge it gains, are insignificant in the vastness of the universe, and that is the meaning of the image of a dying Ulysses, lost ... Alex Lo Outer space inspires and terrifies. Children are always fascinated by it. And science fiction often projects it as a terrifying unknown. As the first Alien movie, a cult classic, ...

  2. Buzz Aldrin

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Air and Space Museum in Washington. So, I had it sent over to Houston to be shipped to Washington. And it never arrived. [To this day, the whereabouts of the first watch on the moon- Neil ... it is an innovative way of maintaining an interest in the progression of space technology. I've heard what [Richard Branson, president of Virgin Galactic] and his people have said but I think to extend ...

  3. Women in space team but some say they should be grounded

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Women will fill two of the seven vacancies as mainland space authorities screen candidates for the second generation of astronauts, according to state media. Of the 45 pilots from the air force on the list, one-third were female, a China News Service report said yesterday. Rumours that China would send a woman into space have been around since Colonel Yang Liwei ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... case. We hope it's not just the SFC and Lai See who will be lighting candles for PCCW's 10th anniversary next year. Space men's car of choice Several mainland carmakers are said ... that of the six Chinese men who have been in space, four of them 'have chosen to buy the Volvo S80L'. Yes, Yang Liwei (above), the first Taikonaut, who orbited earth in Shenzhou-5 in October ...

  5. Mooncake proves another first for the real Buzz Lightyear

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, had a few encouraging words for Hong Kong's future astronauts yesterday. He spoke to students gathered at the Space Museum ... don't pay any attention to them [hoax theorists] unless they really bother me.' But the space pioneer, now 79, has not lost his sense of humour. 'Like Buzz Lightyear, I never got fully ...

  6. Department blamed for huge water bill

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A Mid-Levels residence whose water bills surged astronomically has blamed the Water Supplies Department's slow response for its mammoth HK$220,000 bill for the past two years. The normal annual water bill for the meter in question, at Pha ...

  7. Global co-operation the key to space exploration

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exploration of the frontiers of space. Three years after the first moon landing the Apollo programme was cancelled. The space shuttles that followed have not fulfilled their promise. The current ... with plans for a moon station as a stepping stone towards exploration of Mars, or aim directly for the red planet. Given the cost of either, it seems international co-operation in manned space ...

  8. No place for rivalry in space exploration

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are glad an authentic hero and true space pioneer is among us at a time when China, too, is actively exploring space. The moon has become a busy place. In recent years, Japan, India, the European ... space-exploring nation in history, is again preparing manned missions. China is planning the same. A space race is on, though it is much more benign than the last one, which was driven by cold war rivalry ...

  9. Victorian explorers lost in space

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Art and his sister Myrtle- have to cope with all sorts of problems that families back on earth can't even imagine. This story of space exploration in a fictitious world was created ... middle-class British family living in the second half of the 19th century. The red, white and blue colours of the British Empire covered much of the globe at that time. British explorers had also ...

  10. Planting an idea

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... 'moonscape'. It seems highly unsuited to life of any kind. Still, the moon might just serve as a platform for the future field of 'space agriculture'. Moves are afoot to turn the old orb from ... cabbage and turnip. Doubters and detractors might suggest that such a mission is bound to fail but one reason for giving the lunar greenhouse a go is that the United States space agency Nasa plans ...




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