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  1. WEB PICKS: Space Exploring

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Calling all space cadets! You may never achieve what Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei did and go exploring in outer space, but you'll be amazed at what you can learn ... http://space.jpl.nasa.gov This is cool. View the universe from any point of view with this spyglass on the cosmos. See anything in space from any point that you choose. Look at Saturn from Mars, check out Venus ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX prepares for first Nasa resupply mission to space station

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... astronauts and members of Congress, have voiced concerns about Nasa's move toward private space missions. They contend that private space companies are risky ventures with unproven technology and say that the missions should be handled by Nasa flight-proven hardware. But SpaceX, formally known as Space Exploration Technologies, has silenced many opponents after its successful ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - SPACE TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong dentist helps Europe's search for life on Mars again

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... and adheres to the surface," says Lutz Richter, 45, the planetary sampling expert for German space technology company Kayser-Threde. The company, which executes Ng's ideas, is under contract ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Inveterate inventor has developed multiple gadgets for planetary rovers; his latest, a space dust compactor, should see action in 2018 Dentist hoping ...

  4. Putting a man in space will benefit China

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

    ... and technologies are already developed in countries that had a head start in space research, Chinese scientists will only be able to really get to grips with the expertise if they are given a chance to do ... As the Chinese people celebrate the mainland's success in sending a man into space, cynics are asking why the nation should devote an enormous amount of resources to doing something ...

  5. reaching for the stars

    Posted Jul 21st 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 ... sometime in 1996. After endless trips to the European Space Agency in Paris, I managed to secure an appointment with Michael Eiden, a top agency scientist, and an invitation to give a presentation ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology

    How technology created for use in space has benefited life on earth

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Jamie Carter

    ... the development of new communications technologies. That might seem vague, but even a quick glance at your smartphone will reveal a glaring example of how research and development for space missions has ... biopsy technique is sparing millions of women pain, scars and radiation exposure. Other space technologies also finding life-saving uses back on earth include SunDanzer Refrigeration's ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    US to launch super spies over Asian skies

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Perth

    ... Asian skies The US military will station an advanced radar and place a new, state-of-the-art deep-space telescope in Australia as part of its strategic shift towards Asia, the two countries announced yesterday. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith made the announcement after high-level talks in Perth. The radar, the first low-earth orbit space ...

  8. WikiLeaks reveals secret 'star wars' with US

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the US told China 'any purposeful interference with the US space system will be interpreted by the US as an infringement of its rights and considered an escalation in a crisis or conflict'. 'The US reserves the right, consistent with the UN Charter and international law, to defend and protect its space systems with a wide range of options, from diplomatic ...

  9. PLA argues for a space race

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to control space through plans to return to the moon and land on Mars'. 'Space technology is the great comprehensive modern science that represents a state's standard of technological ... said China could narrow its technological and economic gaps between developed countries by taking the 'shortcut' of developing a space programme. Hong Kong-based military specialist ...

  10. Space scientists cautious over manned moon landing

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with allowing astronauts to walk in space, the docking and return of spacecraft, and the survival of astronauts on the moon. 'We don't possess those technologies for now, and we cannot solve ... was it technologically ready to do so. 'A manned moon landing is a project which involves great difficulties, high risks and huge investments. Enthusiasm alone is not sufficient to launch the project,' ...




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