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  1. Buzz Aldrin

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Air and Space Museum in Washington. So, I had it sent over to Houston to be shipped to Washington. And it never arrived. [To this day, the whereabouts of the first watch on the moon- Neil ... it is an innovative way of maintaining an interest in the progression of space technology. I've heard what [Richard Branson, president of Virgin Galactic] and his people have said but I think to extend ...

  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. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX bids to break Boeing, Lockheed hold on space launches

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by NYT

    ... commitment to provide meaningful competition". That was good news for Musk and his firm, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. Over the years, Musk has battled to break the grip ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Entrepreneur tries to break duopoly on space launches A high-stakes battle is under way in Washington over launching the US government's most ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. News - China - SPACE TRAVEL

    More than 300 wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 02:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... to explore outer space.”   ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Tickets offering purchasers a five-minute trip in space have been snapped up by wealthy enthusiasts in China, official report says More than 300 Chinese ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    How technology created for use in space has benefited life on earth

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Jamie Carter

    ... from outer space What has space exploration ever done for us? In the wake of China's recent moon mission- and with US space agency Nasa talking about landing a man on an asteroid in the 2020s, and on Mars in the 2030s- taxpayers are inevitably asking, is it worth the money? We're always being told that space exploration benefits everyone, but there's a popular feeling ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...




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