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  1. Fear of failure keeps lid on fervour

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Compared to the hype over the 2008 Olympics, coverage of the manned mission has been minimal As China prepares to put a man into space for the first time, the propaganda gurus have been ... boost to national pride, but a failure could have far-reaching political and social implications. Compared with the extensive coverage of the space programme in the international and Hong Kong ...

  2. Astronaut is invited to Hong Kong

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

    ... Stamp commemorates Shenzhou V's historic journey Astronaut Yang Liwei will be officially invited to Hong Kong next month to mark the historic and successful launch of China's first manned space mission. The government has also issued a special stamp to commemorate the occasion. A Leisure and Cultural Services Department spokeswoman yesterday said the invitation ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Reaching for the stars

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... As told to Alex Lo He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery- tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls ... and filming it live. The Mars orbiter carrying Beagle 2 inside would be launched into space by a Russian Soyuz Fregat rocket on a six-month journey to Mars before arriving on Christmas Day. I would ...

  5. Designers gripped by deep-sea challenge

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The robotic claw of a new ocean probe is a HK creation A robotic claw designed by Hong Kong engineers will be used for deep sea exploration by Ifremer, a leading marine institute ... in France, said: 'This system [by Dr Ng and Professor Yung] could be used on wreck exploration or for scientific purposes for deep sea exploration.' Ifremer, an oceanographic, fisheries ...

  6. Red-hot Doleuze knows the trick well

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Horses who race wide without cover at Happy Valley are usually very late home, so last week's fourth by the John Moore-trained Highland Dawn under just such circumstances has come under notice from overnight punters. The Australian-bred f ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mission to dock with the Tiangong I module, a milestone in China's space station programme. China will conduct two more space docking missions next year, and plans to establish its own space laboratory around 2016 and a manned space station around 2020. Case of Re-occupy Wall Street for protesters Protesters have flooded back into the New York park where police demolished their tent ...

  8. Final frontier has regained its allure

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated on its return to Earth last February, killing seven astronauts, mankind's enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of the universe seemed ... surface in a project co-ordinated by the US. The spice, it seems, is being put back into space exploration. Tapping into the new mood of optimism, President George W. Bush is expected to announce ...

  9. Planting an idea

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... 'moonscape'. It seems highly unsuited to life of any kind. Still, the moon might just serve as a platform for the future field of 'space agriculture'. Moves are afoot to turn the old orb from ... cabbage and turnip. Doubters and detractors might suggest that such a mission is bound to fail but one reason for giving the lunar greenhouse a go is that the United States space agency Nasa plans ...

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    SpaceX's Dragon capsule returns from historic ISS mission

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Space Exploration Technologies Corp- launched the capsule three weeks ago from Cape Canaveral, full of groceries, clothes and other station supplies. It's the second Dragon to return from ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida SpaceX guides supply capsule into the Pacific after first operational trip to space station Private space capsule returns An unmanned space ...




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