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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    35 years after launch, Voyager 1 still in earth's solar system

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Voyager 1 probe was fired into space to observe the outer planets and the mysterious interstellar medium that lies beyond the solar system on September 5, 1977, as Elvis was topping the charts ... University. The heliosphere is the vast region of space that is dominated by the sun and the solar wind it produces. Interstellar gas and dust that spreads throughout the Milky Way surrounds ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Should mankind invest in the exploration of space?

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to walk on the moon in 1969. Mankind has long been fascinated with the exploration of space. But many people argue that we should focus our efforts on improving our lives on Earth. Even though we have spent a huge amount of time and effort - and money - on space travel, these investments have been worthwhile. Technology that was created and first helped us to carry out space exploration ...

  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. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa brings bounce to outer-space living

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 11:32am

    ... on Boeing and Southern California rocket developer Space Exploration Technologies to provide transportation. A 60-day stay will cost US$25 million, which does not include the US$27.5 million ... of space exploration: missions that send astronauts out of orbit for more than a year. “The only way to do that is to expand it out and voila you have living space for three people to go to Mars,” ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - SPACE

    First Japanese commander of International Space Station appointed

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:36pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Veteran of several space missions, 50, takes over from Russian and will serve until May alongside what has been billed as world's first robot astronaut Astronaut Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station (ISS). In a simple ceremony on board the station, Wakata took over the facility’s command from ...




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