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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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. Better use of money

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Humans have made giant strides in space exploration and this is something to be proud of. But while we celebrate our achievements, we need to think about the millions who are dying ... are far away from us? To save our planet, we should use some of the money spent on space exploration to help developing countries raise their people's living standards and eliminate poverty. ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. A glimpse into Hawking's universe of possibilities

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a space-exploring race, Hawking has depicted aliens roaming an imagined universe in search of planets to colonise after exhausting the resources of their own. Life forms that populate his scenario range ... Nasa's Kepler space telescope is not yet halfway through a 31/2-year mission that may reveal whether there are stars with planets that could harbour life. So far it has found several ...

  10. Visionaries

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Considering that the future of humankind is in space- it has to be, as the sun will one day die- precious little is written about space exploration. But the subject does get a lot of coverage at the institute's site. 'Nasa's Next Space Suit' is about a suit that has been developed for the future trip to Mars. It's much more elegant than the classic lunar landing ensemble, ...




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