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  1. Consultant with an eye for detail wanted

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba and Susie Gyopos Excellent advancement opportunities are being offered to a highly talented and motivated individual who can fill the role of consultant at a rapidly growing organisation. Enright, Scott & Associates (ESA), a strategy an ...

  2. At Heaven's door

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as the symbolism and technological and commercial payoffs. Satellites are about communications and surveillance; integral parts of any modern military. Keep in mind also that China's space effort ... credibility. Skills in space are an undeniable measure of technological prowess. They tap directly into how others assess its commerce, diplomacy and military. Space research spawns scientific ...

  3. Notable SF ideas that have or may come true

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Space elevator by Arthur C. Clarke The concept was first proposed by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895, but Clarke introduced it to public in his 1979 novel The Fountains ... consider it a feasible idea. They are looking for materials strong enough to make the tether. Nasa has been running a space elevator research project and regular competitions to make the fantasy ...

  4. Time to unite in the exploration of space

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

    ... of the nation's technological achievements. But its space programme- from two manned Earth-orbiting missions to the current Chang'e lunar satellite and a plan for future moonwalks- has largely ... But China has a chance to develop its space programme in a more peaceful international environment. By demonstrating its mastery of space technology, it has gained increasing acceptance from Russia ...

  5. Mao's grandson makes debut

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... technological development through defence build-up. We should deepen development based on the foundation of current achievements,' he said. Senior Colonel Mao stressed the need for China to continue developing space technology, since space would be a very important battleground in the future. ...

  6. Spacecraft re-entry module makes triumphant return to Beijing

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ceremony on National Day today. The capsule arrived by train at Beijing Changping Railway Station at about 3.30pm and was delivered to its maker, the China Academy of Space Technology, for checks. ... it being wrapped in a waterproof cover, with a huge dent visible close to the top. Space experts escorting the module said there were scorch marks on the surface of the module, but the charring ...

  7. First spacewalk mission blasts off

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

    ... the mission as marking a big leap in the country's space technology. 'The successful launch marked the first victory of the Shenzhou VII mission,' Mr Hu said. 'I'd like ... in this glorious and sacred mission'. 'During the mission, you will carry out China's [spacewalk] with a homemade spacesuit, which is a great leap for China's space technology,' Mr ...

  8. Spacewalk heroes return to Earth

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

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao called the trip 'a new and important success in our nation's space technology' and 'an inspiration to the Chinese people'. 'Your historic feat ... 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 ...

  9. Satellite problems hit Beijing's space export ambitions

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a technological breakthrough without US assistance. The incident would also hinder China's ambitious and rapidly growing 'space diplomacy', aimed at forging political and economic alliances ... was 'utterly unpreventable', a satellite expert with the Chinese Academy of Space Technology said. 'In a space project, we can make two kinds of mistakes. One is unpreventable because we ...

  10. Rare commendation for Russia's role

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

    ... power China has already caused some stirrings of unease in the west. However, both China and Russia have sought to play down the significance of their joint space technology efforts ... 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 ...




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