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  1. Space mission may have spinoffs for PLA, analysts say

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... said Beijing had made a significant breakthrough in missile development, as the rocket that would carry the three astronauts into space was more powerful and the spacecraft much heavier than ... the most complex and cutting-edge tracking and guiding technologies. It will help Beijing make a great move towards setting up a space station in the future.' Dr Yang said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653865/space-mission-may-have-spinoffs-pla-analysts-say
  2. Lai See

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... case. We hope it's not just the SFC and Lai See who will be lighting candles for PCCW's 10th anniversary next year. Space men's car of choice Several mainland carmakers are said ... that of the six Chinese men who have been in space, four of them 'have chosen to buy the Volvo S80L'. Yes, Yang Liwei (above), the first Taikonaut, who orbited earth in Shenzhou-5 in October ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690065/lai-see
  3. Mooncake proves another first for the real Buzz Lightyear

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, had a few encouraging words for Hong Kong's future astronauts yesterday. He spoke to students gathered at the Space Museum ... don't pay any attention to them [hoax theorists] unless they really bother me.' But the space pioneer, now 79, has not lost his sense of humour. 'Like Buzz Lightyear, I never got fully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684200/mooncake-proves-another-first-real-buzz-lightyear
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483056/spacex-bids-break-boeing-lockheed-hold-space-launches
  5. Department blamed for huge water bill

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A Mid-Levels residence whose water bills surged astronomically has blamed the Water Supplies Department's slow response for its mammoth HK$220,000 bill for the past two years. The normal annual water bill for the meter in question, at Pha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684904/department-blamed-huge-water-bill
  6. Cardboard cut-outs may be the closest we get to meeting space heroes

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The government is threatening to turn the real-life heroes of Shenzhou VII into cardboard heroes. The crew and technicians of the historic space flight in September, in which ... the visit. 'The historic spacewalk mission accomplished by Shenzhou VII marks a milestone in China's manned space programme,' he said yesterday. 'The public will be able to share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661833/cardboard-cut-outs-may-be-closest-we-get-meeting-space-heroes
  7. News - China - AEROSPACE

    Top Chinese space scientist hopes to send rover ‘better than Jade Rabbit’ to Mars

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:14pm by AFP

    ... also wants to explore other solar systems and someday "recreate a planet", the scientist had said. Beijing sees the space programme as a symbol of China's rising global stature ... rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme. Jia Yang also told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1546446/top-chinese-space-scientist-hopes-send-rover-better-jade-rabbit-explore
  8. Space mission inspires young rocket scientists

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... rocket- and parachute-making workshops, paper-aeroplane flying competitions and talks on China's space technology development programmes. School principal Yung Pui-king said the nation's third manned mission and first space walk provided an opportunity to boost students' understanding of their motherland. 'By engaging the whole school in relevant activities, we can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654114/space-mission-inspires-young-rocket-scientists
  9. Spacewalk heroes return to Earth

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... global competitiveness. Mr Wen pledged again yesterday that China was committed to the peaceful exploration of space. 'It is the Chinese people's persistent aspiration to develop manned spaceflight technologies for the peaceful exploration and use of outer space,' he said. President Hu Jintao watched the launch in Jiuquan, Gansu, on Thursday and talked to Colonel Zhai via ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654432/spacewalk-heroes-return-earth
  10. Spacewalk heroes set to land in HK, Macau

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The three 'heroes' of China's first spacewalk mission will visit Hong Kong and Macau early next month to share their experiences of the Shenzhou VII space mission. The trip by mission commander and spacewalker Zhai Zhigang- designated a 'Space Flight Hero' by mainland leaders last month- and 'Heroic Astronauts' Liu Boming and Jing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659917/spacewalk-heroes-set-land-hk-macau

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