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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Space trio defy bad weather to return to Earth after 166 days on space station

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Almaty An American astronaut and two Russians who carried a Sochi Olympic torch into open space landed safely and on time on Tuesday in Kazakhstan, defying bad weather and ending their 166-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). “We have landing!” read a huge TV screen at Russia’s Mission Control outside Moscow as the descent capsule hit ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China takes its place in space with Chang'e-3 and Jade Rabbit

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China takes its place in space The world long ago sat up and took notice of China's rapid rise as a space power. Patriotic pride in its achievements spread to the worldwide Chinese diaspora. But nothing compares with the scientific and technological significance of the landing on the moon at 9.12 on Saturday night. The Chang'e-3 space probe carried ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX cargo ship reaches International Space Station

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 09:49pm by Reuters in Cape Canaveral

    ... to the orbital outpost since the retirement of the cargo-hauling space shuttles last year. After a 2-1/2 day trip, Space Exploration Technologies’ Dragon cargo ship positioned itself 10 metres away from ... on the outpost. The flight is the first of 12 planned under a US$1.6-billion contract Nasa placed with privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to deliver cargo to the station. The US ...

  4. News - China

    China targets 15 pc of satellite launch market

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 04:39pm

    ... but the goal laid out on Saturday by a leading space programme official points to its ambitions to be a major player in space. The deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Liang ... with developing its own technology. China’s main competition in the launch market comes from Europe and the US Liang said China’s first solid-fuel rocket that could be launched on short notice would make ...

  5. News - World - SPACE

    Smartphones answer Nasa's higher calling

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Scientists are tinkering with modified versions of Nexus smartphones to build tiny satellites that will slash the cost of space-based research Smartphones answer nasa' s higher calling The US space agency for Nasa is known for going big: big missions, big rockets, big budgets. But nestled in California's Silicon Valley is one Nasa unit ...

  6. News - World - DEFENCE

    Navy christens carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, said to be 'technology marvel'

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:53am by AFP

    ... 'technology marvel' The United States navy has christened the first of its next generation of aircraft carriers, a multibillion-dollar vessel hailed as the most technologically advanced warship ... carrier, which is equipped with an array of technological wizardry, was christened with a bottle of champagne at a ceremony in Newport News, in the state of Virginia, near the sprawling Norfolk ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New space race tells an old tale of nations' quest for soft power

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 10:00pm by Gary Rawnsley

    ... as the Chinese people celebrate their space programme's achievement as a demonstration of the country's growing technological, scientific and economic strength, the Apollo 8 mission of 1968 ... Gary Rawnsley Gary Rawnsley says China and India now seek what America had New space race tells an old tale of the quest for soft power On December 24, 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, James ...

  8. News - China - SPACE TRAVEL

    Last-ditch efforts to salvage mission of China's stricken Jade Rabbit lunar rover

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Space Power Sources under the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, according to previous reports by mainland media. An administrative official with the institute said they were ... with the Chinese Society of Space Research, said the electrical current was blocked "so the main driving mechanism cannot be powered up". "It's like a clot in a human blood vessel ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New international preschool finds pricey space to fill a gap

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... New preschool finds pricey space to fill gap With an increasing number of local parents enrolling their children in international schools, two more international kindergartens have set up shop ... a year trying to locate a venue for the school with plenty of outdoor space, but failed. To compensate, the school tries to get as much natural light as possible into its classrooms. "It ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BOATING

    Marine Department promises review amid shortage of mooring space

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com With lack of berths driving up rents and illegal moorings, Marine Department promises review Government will look into shortage of mooring space Community pressure over Hong Kong's chronic shortage of mooring spaces, which has put the cost of boat ownership beyond the means of all but the most wealthy, has prompted a government review. Industry ...




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