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  1. Rare commendation for Russia's role

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland space officials have taken the rare step of commending Russia for its role in the Shenzhou VII mission. The deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering ... would also provide technical support throughout the Shenzhou VII's landmark EVA endeavours. He said two of the three Chinese astronauts preparing for the space walk would don Russian ...

  2. Nation set to show off top-secret aircraft

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the date of their appearance remains uncertain. The national flag that was taken into space will also be present. Also on display will be several types of missiles, including anti-aircraft, coastal ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. First spacewalk mission blasts off

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... into space on a mission to attempt the nation's first spacewalk. The spacecraft Shenzhou VII, mounted on a Long March II-F rocket, blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch centre in Gansu ... commander in chief of the manned space flight programme, declared the launch a success. Onboard China's third manned spaceflight, pilots Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng are expected ...

  5. Astronauts tipped for Zhuhai air show

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to display the re-entry capsule used by the Shenzhou VII space mission and were hopeful that astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng would take part. He said their predecessors, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Global co-operation the key to space exploration

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exploration of the frontiers of space. Three years after the first moon landing the Apollo programme was cancelled. The space shuttles that followed have not fulfilled their promise. The current ... with plans for a moon station as a stepping stone towards exploration of Mars, or aim directly for the red planet. Given the cost of either, it seems international co-operation in manned space ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Starry-eyed about exploring space

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... and she dreamed about exploring the stars when she grew up. Jessica, now 14, and her younger brother James Kung Chun-hin, 13, are still striving to explore the universe by either becoming ... Chamber of Commerce, the China Astronaut Research and Training Centre, and the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. It will last for seven days. Chan Ki-hung, curator of the Space Museum, said ...




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