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  1. Talking points

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for their county congress deputies. Some provinces have pledged to reduce the proportion of officials who can serve in congress. Three more visitors for international space station The Russian Soyuz spacecraft is scheduled to link up with the International Space Station. The spacecraft carrying American Mike Fossum, Russian Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa of Japan was launched on Tuesday from ...

  2. Space exploration

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson You can never be too rich, too thin or have enough wardrobe space. OK, I made that last bit up but, unless your closet is of Carrie Bradshaw proportions, you would probably ... and a smaller Iglu, designed for shoes only, sells for US$35. Does organising your living space feel like an adventure? That's not a trick question. According to www.spacelimited.com, it should. ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... several co-operation documents, including one by both countries' banking authorities to co-operate in the event of an economic or financial crisis. Nasa turns page in space exploration With the space shuttle era over, the US space agency Nasa is moving on to a new chapter in space exploration. After announcing details of plans to determine if Mars has or ever had the ingredients ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mission to dock with the Tiangong I module, a milestone in China's space station programme. China will conduct two more space docking missions next year, and plans to establish its own space laboratory around 2016 and a manned space station around 2020. Case of Re-occupy Wall Street for protesters Protesters have flooded back into the New York park where police demolished their tent ...

  5. APT looks to Beijing for satellite boost

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 7 satellite into space in March next year to replace Apstar 2, which is due to retire at the end of next year. The company currently operates five satellites. A satellite costs between US$250 million ...

  6. The galaxy far far away

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay Over Christmas, the Herschel infrared space telescope took pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy. They were the best pictures ever taken this way. Andromeda is the nearest spiral ... by Nasa. It is a combination of information from the Herschel Space Observatory taken in infrared- the orange bits- and the XMM-Newton telescope taken in X-rays (seen in blue). ...

  7. China's high-stakes race for space's strategic ground

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... countries in the emerging global space race is China, which views space exploration not only as the cornerstone of its national efforts in scientific and technological innovation, but also as vital ... Michael Raska With the final landing of the space shuttle Atlantis, the US has effectively lost its independent capacity to launch human space flights until it puts other systems in place. ...

  8. Launch hits new level of precision

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com An unmanned spacecraft that was launched from Jiuquan, Gansu, yesterday set a record for precise space delivery, underlining China's ability ... deliver a payload to any location, which means we can also bring down any object in near space.' The Chinese military conducted a test in 2007, destroying an out-of-service weather satellite ...

  9. To space, via Australia

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The Chinese space programme can thank Ian Fitzgerald for a big favour. The chief executive of the council in Mingenew, a rural area in Western Australia, ... as being no different from a dozen nearby stations operated by Nasa or the European Space Agency. 'I don't see any barbed wire or fences. Definitely no armed personnel on guard,' ...

  10. Nasa chief backs China-US teamwork

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China and the United States could work together in space science and exploration, Nasa chief Charlie Bolden says, according to Space.com. Collaboration in space could help ... Nasa would abide by the law, but he would be in favour of carefully controlled exchanges with China, as space flight and space exploration have become increasingly collaborative enterprises. ...




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