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  1. Europe rules out a space race with China

    Posted Dec 25th 2003, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... Marc Young in Berlin Although at first glance the Mars Express mission would seem to have little in common with China's first manned space flight in October, both projects were designed to capture the public's imagination and prove that space exploration would not be left to the Americans and Russians. Whereas China has outlined ambitious plans to eventually send ...

  2. Rocket scientists' deaths revealed 16 years later

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland television viewers learned the names of two space scientists whose deaths were kept secret for 16 years for the first time last week. Liang ... to the team, to the project, to the academy and even to the entire Chinese space programme, the lesson is carved into our bones.' Liang was speaking in March, hours before the 50th launch ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Explore alternatives to creating more columbariums

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are put out of business. The shortage of space for the living and the dead means building more columbariums may not be a sustainable solution. While the government should lobby district councils ...

  4. It might have crashed but at least it got there

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo My teeth have felt funny in the past two weeks but I am afraid to see my dentist. The guy has been gloom and doom since the Beagle II space probe failed to say 'Merry ... helped design several tiny surveying tools that were aboard the space probe. Okay, it crash-landed. But at least the Beagle II is now on another planet (although in how many pieces ...

  5. Mars pair turn skills to secrets of pyramid

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo A Hong Kong scientist has teamed up with his former partner in the ill-fated Beagle 2 Mars exploration project to bid for a place in a forthcoming exploration of hidden shafts ... tools.' Mr Whitehead was the chief engineer responsible for the robotic arm aboard the 2003 European Space Agency's Beagle 2 mission to Mars in which Dr Ng and Polytechnic University ...

  6. Cultural sensitivity needed- even in space

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heroes. For many emerging nations, space exploration is as much about face and prestige, as it is about science, if not more so. This is why countries such as India, China and Malaysia are willing ... What's in a name? A lot, it would seem, if you are Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a medical doctor who is expected to be the first Malaysian to blast off into space for a nine-day stay ...

  7. Show explores wonders of the universe

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui If you've ever wanted to journey into the Great Beyond, the documentary Hubble Space Telescope now showing at the Space Museum is the place to hitch a ride around ... supply is now fading. The 40-minute show is screened daily at 2.40pm and 6.10pm from now until November 6 at the Stanley Ho Space Theatre. Additional screening at 11.10am on Sundays and public ...

  8. Space flight will be broadcast live

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... If the Shenzhou V - China's first manned mission - is successful, it will lead to an expanded programme China will broadcast its first manned space mission live on television next ... on China Central Television (CCTV). The report, quoting a China Space Administration spokesman, was posted on the Sina.com web portal. It said two channels, CCTV4 and CCTV9, would go live ...

  9. Nasa chief a space addict with feet planted firmly on the ground

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... the space shuttle and the development of its replacement, which is due by 2014. More than 20 unmanned space missions ranging from the exploration of black holes in distant galaxies to the search ... accuse him of lacking passion. To many within Nasa who weathered years of bureaucratic leadership and lived through some of the darkest moments of mankind's space odyssey, he is the one ...

  10. HK warned not to expect to spot Shenzhou V

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Earth. Shenzhou V is expected to be in space for 21 hours, orbiting Earth 14 times before returning, and mainland experts have been raising public expectation that the spacecraft will be visible. ... moving in the sky but it won't flash,' he said. Sam Chow Kim-fung, curator of the Space Museum, added that it would be difficult for most people to see the spacecraft. 'I'm ...




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