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  1. 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 ...

  2. Starry-eyed about exploring space

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Chamber of Commerce, the China Astronaut Research and Training Centre, and the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. It will last for seven days. Chan Ki-hung, curator of the Space Museum, said the programme was valuable for students. 'We aim to provide an opportunity for secondary school students to appreciate China's remarkable achievements in space technology, to motivate ...

  3. Sputnik's children

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... putting the first men on the moon. Space travel expanded the bounds of science. Soon there were computers, medical breakthroughs and technological wonders. But the fact that the Soviets were ... Peter Kammerer A 585mm-wide silver ball weighing 83.6kg seems an innocent enough invention. That it changed the way the world saw itself when the Soviet Union launched it into space, 50 ...

  4. Shenzhou V prepared for launch

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... development in space technology was 'solely for peaceful purposes'. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said: 'China has never and will never participate in any kind of arms race ... The rocket-powered Shenzhou V spacecraft (left) is moved into position in Inner Mongolia as China counts down its much-anticipated first manned space mission next week. It is believed ...

  5. In Style with Arts and Technology

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 09:28am

    ... by incorporating avant-garde technology and innovative products into the residential and commercial spaces, balancing functional and aesthetic needs. James Law, Chairman and CEO and Chief Cybertect ... moment in interior design where space, arts and technology blend in to create comfortable interior spaces.” The firm’s innovative AMC Pacific Place project fuses technology with art.  “Architects ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea extends rocket launch window

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 03:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea on Monday extended the window for its planned rocket launch by one week, in order to deal with a “technical deficiency” with the first stage of the carrier. The original December 10-22 window was extended to December 29, the Korean Committee of Space Technology said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. ...

  7. HK scientists enlisted for nation's moon project

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to earth. Polytechnic University yesterday signed a contract with the China Academy of Space Technology on the research and development of a 'surface sampling and packing system' ... to be completed in 2017. Beijing has adopted Hong Kong as a trade and financial centre, but has long neglected the city's scientific talent and resources, say mainland space experts. In recent years ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. China a step closer to building its own space station

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but so was the launch,' he said. 'This suggests that the technology and manufacturing of China's space hardware is improving.' Millions of mainlanders stayed up past midnight ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Encouraged by yesterday morning's historic rendezvous and docking of the Shenzhou VIII spacecraft, Chinese authorities said construction of a space ...




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