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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... making India a stronger player in the space technology market. Launched last November, the Mars Orbiter Mission, called Mangalyaan, aims to study the planet’s surface and mineral composition, ... India launched its space programme five decades ago and developed its own rocket technology after Western powers imposed sanctions over a nuclear weapons test conducted in 1974. In 2009, its ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Space station espresso machine a giant leap for mankind

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:32am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Italian firms overcome technical challenges so astronauts on ISS can get their caffeine fix Espresso in space really is rocket science Perhaps one of the last barriers to the human conquest of space has been removed- a space-rated espresso machine has now been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). The device was made by two Turin-based companies, ...

  3. 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,' ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    US technology breakthrough brings Spider-Man a step closer to reality

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... Elliot Hawkes, a biomimetics student at Stanford, who weighs 70kg, to climb a 3.5-metre vertical glass wall. They now hope to develop the technology to allow climbers to move faster and more ... to develop ways to help grasp space debris. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Apec rivalry is only a part of broader Sino-US relationship

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... space; and Deploying technology, as five related technologies- the mobile internet, big data, the "internet of things", the automation of knowledge work, and cloud technology ... Nations. It is also a leader in mobile technology for e-commerce, and has won the region's support in setting up an Asian Infrastructural Investment Bank. The investment bank is opposed ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    India provides a new model of space exploration

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new model of space exploration The scientific skills, technological expertise and costs needed to explore space have meant only an elite club of nations can make ... and the goal of building an advanced technological base is closer. China and Japan, which have failed to reach Mars, are likely to now redouble efforts. But space research should not be about rivalry. ...

  8. reaching for the stars

    Posted Aug 18th 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 in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy... and being tailed by spies As in life, a space mission is always about give ...

  9. Space passion extracts a high toll

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Polytechnic University engineers who designed space exploration devices to be used on Mars complained this week they have had their funding requests rejected twice ... of those techno-honchos at the European Space Agency to accept Hong Kong participation. To give an idea of the egomania of some of these overseas space prima donnas, the British group that built ...

  10. Peer behind the celestial veil without opening your door

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for as part of a $2.5 million teaching programme run by the Space Museum and funded by the Quality Education Fund. The $4.8 million observatory, at the Lady MacLehose Holiday Village, was government funded. Curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum, Sam Chow Kim-fung, said priority would be given to teachers in the programme during the first two years. He said this was in line with museum's ...




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