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  1. Space mission helps dreams take flight

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... I'm more inspired to become as astronaut now because I know I could also go spacewalking. It was just amazing to see the astronauts floating in outer space,' Zhifeng said. 'I would ... mission- the country's third manned space mission, which included the first spacewalk by a Chinese astronaut. State media gave it extensive coverage, chronicling everything from details ...

  2. Stop eyeing public space as private, club told

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford and Albert Wong Nightclub Dragon-i has been told by landlord Sino Land to stop denying people entry to public open space which it often ropes off and posts bouncers to guard. The club is the latest in a string of private enterprises to have been caught restricting access to public open space which developers have been granted in return for permission to put up ...

  3. Astronauts confident HK can weather financial turmoil

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... as a 'Space Flight Hero' after completing the mission in late September, greeted reporters in Cantonese and thanked them for their support. Like all visitors, he said, he hoped to have the chance ... to take up his offer may take heart: Zhang Jianqi, the delegation head and deputy chief designer of China's manned space programme, said Hongkongers would be welcome to take part ...

  4. HK invitation

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has invited the three Chinese astronauts to Hong Kong. In a letter to President Hu Jintao, he praised the Shenzhou VII mission and proposed a visit. Lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate, said people wanted to see the space heroes and he hoped news of the visit would ...

  5. Astronauts receive heroes' welcome on Beijing return

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to welcome the three Shenzhou VII astronauts returning from the country's successful third manned space flight. The trio- Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng- flew back to Beijing ... done for us, and we are all proud of you,' General Guo said. Colonel Zhai was the main focus of the spotlight on the history-making journey because he made China's first space walk ...

  6. Arthur C. Clarke

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Author and visionary Arthur C. Clarke, who died last week, was best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey, the book and the film, in which moments of great human technological advancement ... evolution. But a better explanation by far came in Mad magazine's obligatory spoof, 201 Minutes of Space Idiocy which showed the back of a black monolith, revealing it to be a book entitled How ...

  7. Space mission may have spinoffs for PLA, analysts say

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... said Beijing had made a significant breakthrough in missile development, as the rocket that would carry the three astronauts into space was more powerful and the spacecraft much heavier than ... the most complex and cutting-edge tracking and guiding technologies. It will help Beijing make a great move towards setting up a space station in the future.' Dr Yang said ...

  8. Cardboard cut-outs may be the closest we get to meeting space heroes

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The government is threatening to turn the real-life heroes of Shenzhou VII into cardboard heroes. The crew and technicians of the historic space flight in September, in which ... the visit. 'The historic spacewalk mission accomplished by Shenzhou VII marks a milestone in China's manned space programme,' he said yesterday. 'The public will be able to share ...

  9. Space mission inspires young rocket scientists

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... rocket- and parachute-making workshops, paper-aeroplane flying competitions and talks on China's space technology development programmes. School principal Yung Pui-king said the nation's third manned mission and first space walk provided an opportunity to boost students' understanding of their motherland. 'By engaging the whole school in relevant activities, we can ...

  10. Owner buyout of public open space proposed

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Ideas aired for flat owners who have to let others onto estates Underused public open space within private residential developments could be bought by owners at a reasonable land ... to collect views on problems arising from open-space management. Representatives of arts groups, pressure groups, street performers, professional institutions, district councils and political ...




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