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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as it was useful for military purposes. The Soviet space programme was an offshoot of its missile technology programme. With the end of cold war hostilities, however, the political will for space ... Richard James Havis Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson Norton Interest in space exploration has been waning in the US, and Space Chronicles ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by STAFF

    ... in India's space career. The country's space industry has now graduated from being a supplier of cheap launch services to a possible provider of cheap space technologies... Not since the Indira Gandhi era has government made the space establishment so central to the project of nation-building. India was insecure in a violently bipolar world in her time, technology poverty ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    ‘Lowline’ promises to create world’s first underground park in New York

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... metres down to bedrock, turning the dank, subterranean space into a luminous, plant-filled oasis. The park would offer city residents a place of refuge and host art exhibits, music performances, ... simply taking over a space no one was using in a densely populated neighbourhood that lacks sufficient public space," says Dan Barasch, who specialises in promoting innovative applications ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Unmanned US space plane lands after 22-month orbit

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, Reuters

    ... denied the project had anything to do with creating a "space weapon" that could knock down other satellites. The US Air Force says the X-37B can test technology for "reusable" ... for reusable-space-vehicle technologies". The total costs of the programme and budget line items associated with it are likewise classified. The latest mission was the third and the longest so far ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Google leases Nasa airbase for robots, planes and space exploration

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:53pm by GDN

    ... development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies". Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have expressed ... The Guardian Tech giant leases historic San Francisco site to develop robots, planes and space exploration Google in US$1b deal for Nasa airfield Google has leased a Nasa airfield in San ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Virgin Galactic disaster shows risks are inevitable in space venture

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a successful trip to the edge of space. Branson signed up to the technology and a series of experiments and stringent tests have since been undertaken to ensure flights are as safe as possible. Air ... SCMP Editorial Risks inevitable in space venture The heavens have always fascinated mankind; it was the reason the world stood still, glued to television screens, on the day in 1969 ...


    Space to be the next frontier for China's air force

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:31am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The PLA's airborne wing has been told to regroup and push new aeronautical limits but one big technological challenge bars the way Space the next ... near real-time and high-precision cameras to collect data on China's military, political, economic and technological abilities, resulting in a constant threat from space to China's ...




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