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  1. PICK OF THE DAY

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Space Odyssey: Hyperspace With Sam Neill Discovery, 10pm In this week-long series of programmes, Sam Neill (above) cuts the cosmos down to size and takes viewers back through time to experience the universe's creation, the immense gravitational pull of a black hole and what it is like to stand on the surface of a previously unexplored planet. Fastlane Pearl, 10.35pm Van ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431726/pick-day
  2. National hero to make four-day visit to HK

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

    ... Ambrose Leung, Alex Lo and Vivien Cui Yang Liwei, China's first man in space, will visit Hong Kong next week along with his space capsule. Colonel Yang will arrive on Friday for a four-day visit, take part in a number of seminars on the nation's space programme and tour the city. Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa announced yesterday the central government had approved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432302/national-hero-make-four-day-visit-hk
  3. Space flight will be broadcast live

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... If the Shenzhou V - China's first manned mission - is successful, it will lead to an expanded programme China will broadcast its first manned space mission live on television next ... on China Central Television (CCTV). The report, quoting a China Space Administration spokesman, was posted on the Sina.com web portal. It said two channels, CCTV4 and CCTV9, would go live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430489/space-flight-will-be-broadcast-live
  4. HK warned not to expect to spot Shenzhou V

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Earth. Shenzhou V is expected to be in space for 21 hours, orbiting Earth 14 times before returning, and mainland experts have been raising public expectation that the spacecraft will be visible. ... moving in the sky but it won't flash,' he said. Sam Chow Kim-fung, curator of the Space Museum, added that it would be difficult for most people to see the spacecraft. 'I'm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431112/hk-warned-not-expect-spot-shenzhou-v
  5. Can China really afford its space ambitions?

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China is no different from many other countries when it comes to the way it views its space programme. Here as elsewhere, the programme is wrapped up in ideas of scientific progress, military advantage and national pride. And here as elsewhere, the stated goals are grand and the sums involved are large. China expects to launch a shuttle carrying astronauts into space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423833/can-china-really-afford-its-space-ambitions
  6. Americans wary about the new face in space

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mission will aim to break American and Soviet records for the number of persons, length of time in orbit and complexity of operations on a maiden manned voyage. The space programme, like other ... 'If they want to go, then go, but why spend billions and risk lives just to do what we [the US] did 35 years ago?' But for students of Chinese domestic policy, going to space makes sense. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430725/americans-wary-about-new-face-space
  7. Nation will benefit from the spinoffs in technology

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

    ... The US$2 billion China is reported to spend annually on its space programme will have spinoff benefits for the country in new technology, industry insiders say. The biggest advances ... Zhang Ya-Qin, managing director of Microsoft China's research centre, said: 'The successful launching of the manned space shuttle requires sophisticated technological convergence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431408/nation-will-benefit-spinoffs-technology
  8. Centenary of flight a catalyst for space travel

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor The 100th anniversary of the first widely recognised aircraft flight on Wednesday may also prove a landmark for space travel. Entrepreneurs are hinting they will mark pioneer American aviators Wilbur and Orville Wright's achievement by launching a vehicle that will kick-start the space tourism industry. Market researchers liken the moment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438050/centenary-flight-catalyst-space-travel
  9. US wary of a 'space Pearl Harbour'

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Hawks see China's programme as a security nightmare that must be contained One cold January morning on the high plains of Colorado two years ago, officers of the US Space Warfare ... in space, using their arsenals of micro-satellites, lasers, manned space vehicles, ballistic missiles and missile defences. But not a single shot was actually fired. This was just a drill, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430892/us-wary-space-pearl-harbour
  10. Tailor-made suit for space

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Crowds who throng to the Science Museum for the exhibition on China's first space mission will be able to see the spacesuit worn by Yang Liwei. The specially made space gear, sported by Colonel Yang during his first space flight, will be on display at the museum in Tsim Sha Tsui from today after arriving in Hong Kong last night. Li Zhi, the spacesuit's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433163/tailor-made-suit-space

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