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  1. Mainland astronauts on a special mission to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... by the Tsang Hin Chi Manned Space Foundation in Hong Kong after their mission. Nie and Fei circled the Earth for five days aboard the Shenzhou VI capsule, travelling 2 million miles in 115 hours, 32 ... up a foundation to honour those who make outstanding contributions to China's manned space programme. ...

  2. Could aliens be trying to get in touch with us?

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Attempting to contact aliens could have catastrophic consequences for mankind according to Stephen Hawking (pictured), and if the latest Hong Kong UFO sighting figures are anything to go by, it might be worth heeding the celebrated physicist ...

  3. Let private firms take over

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... exploration robots, and a dozen other space-related projects. While not everyone is over the moon about President Obama's manoeuvre, I'm looking forward to a whole new series of earth-shattering discoveries as space exploration soars to infinity, and beyond. ...

  4. Starry-eyed about exploring space

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... and she dreamed about exploring the stars when she grew up. Jessica, now 14, and her younger brother James Kung Chun-hin, 13, are still striving to explore the universe by either becoming ... Chamber of Commerce, the China Astronaut Research and Training Centre, and the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. It will last for seven days. Chan Ki-hung, curator of the Space Museum, said ...

  5. Rocket's nose cone bangs down in Jiangxi farmers' back yards

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Farmers in two Jiangxi villages had an unexpected first-hand experience of the country's space programme on Friday night- when parts of the lunar rocket landed ... and two initial fuel stages. It is unclear where the other sections fell, but there were no reports of injuries. Falling rocket debris has been a perennial problem for the Chinese space programme, ...

  6. China exploration boom lures German researcher

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Hong Kong's unique position as a gateway to China has drawn at least one researcher from the West who was eager to take part in the country's space exploration boom. ... the next space exploration breakthrough would probably happen in China. 'China has invested a lot in the field,' he said. 'Its space development programme is doing very well compared ...

  7. Out of this world

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... for space exploration. Others such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars and even The Jetsons, and historic milestones such as Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's space walk and Neil Armstrong's ... who spent eight days in space in 2001, holds the honour of being the world's first private space explorer (he reportedly paid a cool US$20 million for the privilege). About a year later, ...

  8. Reliability issues mar satellite industry

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... satellites and other space products to the international market, expounds on the virtues and successes of his company and their aims for the next five years. China had just successfully launched its second lunar probe, the Chang'e-2, which is orbiting the moon, and only days later the space community celebrated the launch of the sixth satellite of an eventual 35 that will form ...

  9. Space-loving dentist gets his teeth into precision mission to Mars

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... commitment and enthusiasm to get involved in space exploration, and his willingness to support our work, even on his own funds'. Indeed, Ng gets no money from the space companies or agencies. He ... including Nasa, now adorn his surgery in Causeway Bay. Space isn't his only interest. Among other projects, he is working on a robotic arm to explore whatever is behind a mystery door ...

  10. Spaced out

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in his youth, but he has also spent the last two decades building exploration tools for the European Space Agency and Russian space scientists and engineers. He is currently worshipping ... space. TC is at the moment designing what he described to me as a table-tennis system for astronauts to play in zero gravity inside a spacecraft or space station. The balls shoot out straight, ...




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