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  1. Traditional medicine has radical impact on mainland's astronauts

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the second of a series ahead of the space launch this week, Stephen Chen looks at how traditional Chinese medicine is being used to keep astronauts healthy in space. Working in outer space can take its toll on the human body. Li Yongzhi, chief medical supervisor at the China Astronaut Centre, said health problems in space included- but were not limited to- dehydration, ...

  2. Re-entry option if spacecraft hits problems

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is widely suspected that at that last stage of separation in the Soyuz re-entries, a problem occurred and the two modules entered Earth's atmosphere still joined. Russian space authorities ... China Morning Post last week, China Institute of Aerodynamics senior researcher Jia Quyao said the problem could be rooted in the returning capsule's aerodynamics. The mainland space ...

  3. Shenzhou VII gets green light for launch after passing final tests

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Space programme officials gave the green light to the Shenzhou VII mission after final tests on the spacecraft ended successfully yesterday, state media reported. Rocket ... in a Russian-made spacesuit and the other in one made by ourselves. But if one of them gets sick or something happens to a spacesuit, the other will complete the mission independently.' A space ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Reaching for the stars

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... As told to Alex Lo He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design the city's contribution to space discovery- tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen ... In order to secure space aboard Beagle 2, I knew we must have a workable prototype ready well before the British drafted their outline design of a lander for the Mars Express orbiter. As soon as we ...

  6. slice of life

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of the US space programme, with a 20-hour orbit only 60 nautical miles from the surface of the moon. The special heat shield protecting the men in the command module cabin would have to withstand ... sixth and final live television broadcast from space. Previous transmissions had given millions of viewers an inside view of the spaceship and provided never-before-seen pictures of Earth ...

  7. Centenary of flight a catalyst for space travel

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The 100th anniversary of the first widely recognised aircraft flight on Wednesday may also prove a landmark for space travel. Entrepreneurs are hinting they will mark pioneer American aviators Wilbur and Orville Wright's achievement by launching a vehicle that will kick-start the space tourism industry. Market researchers liken the moment ...

  8. For a dreamy scientist, the ideal laboratory's in the stars

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor Though Pascal Lee's feet are still on the ground, his head has been lost in space since a young age. 'As a child I was always interested in science fiction. I would watch Star Trek, Lost in Space and Thunderbirds religiously,' says the astrobiology and geology expert from Nasa who gave a lecture at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University yesterday. ...

  9. Tailor-made suit for space

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Crowds who throng to the Science Museum for the exhibition on China's first space mission will be able to see the spacesuit worn by Yang Liwei. The specially made space gear, sported by Colonel Yang during his first space flight, will be on display at the museum in Tsim Sha Tsui from today after arriving in Hong Kong last night. Li Zhi, the spacesuit's ...

  10. Companies are quick to profit from the big event

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Shenzhou V launch has not only boosted a man into space and the morale of the nation, but also the profits of various firms which cashed in on the event. The China-Air International ... the 3,980 yuan (HK$3,740) tours in local newspapers last month. 'Our clients are all space fans, all from the mainland. Most of them are from Beijing, others from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin ...




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