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  1. Out of this world

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen 'SPACE: THE final frontier,' the iconic opening words to the 1960s television series Star Trek, were uttered at a time when space travel was confined to the realms ... for space exploration. Others such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars and even The Jetsons, and historic milestones such as Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's space walk and Neil Armstrong's ...

  2. Mainland astronauts on a special mission to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... by the Tsang Hin Chi Manned Space Foundation in Hong Kong after their mission. Nie and Fei circled the Earth for five days aboard the Shenzhou VI capsule, travelling 2 million miles in 115 hours, 32 ... up a foundation to honour those who make outstanding contributions to China's manned space programme. ...

  3. Could aliens be trying to get in touch with us?

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Attempting to contact aliens could have catastrophic consequences for mankind according to Stephen Hawking (pictured), and if the latest Hong Kong UFO sighting figures are anything to go by, it might be worth heeding the celebrated physicist ...

  4. Let private firms take over

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... Matthew Murchie, St Joseph's College I t seems incredible that the US space agency Nasa landed men on the moon 40 years ago, when the most advanced computers had a memory of only ... the latest proposed space programme, Constellation, off the Federal Budget. But, negative as it may seem, this may actually have put the US back on the right track to being the world leader in human ...

  5. Vital function

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Yield management is a vital businesses function that has been in the hotel and airline industries for some time. It has extended to other industries, such as logistics and theme parks, and businesses that involve fixed investments. The University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU Space) offers a postgraduate diploma in yield ...

  6. Villagers search for deadly rocket debris

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the department of environmental science and engineering at Tsinghua University, said UDMH did not break down easily. He said his team had cautioned space authorities a few years ago about UDMH's ... debris has been one of the biggest headaches surrounding the mainland's space programme, according to Professor Jiao Weixin, a space scientist at Peking University. Space scientists still ...

  7. Space-loving dentist gets his teeth into precision mission to Mars

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and developed a precision tool for ExoMars, a two-mission collaboration between the European Space Agency and Nasa scheduled for Mars in 2016 and 2018. 'No professions in the world, not even ... the dentist's first reach into space. For the ill-fated British Beagle 2 mission in 2003, Ng designed a set of forceps to collect soil and rock, but the device never saw action. The Beagle 2 lost ...

  8. Top office space sees rents jump in third quarter

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... the demand for office space in the district,' said To. The rise in rentals was generated by a big increase in space taken up in new lease agreements - up 118.58 per cent for the quarter from 52,767 sq ft to 115,338 sq ft. Mark Price, DTZ's head of business space, Greater China, said evidence of increased demand for space in the area encouraged landlords to be more aggressive ...

  9. Money no object for a space flight of fancy

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... dream of becoming an astronaut was a long shot, but he never gave up hope of one day going into space. While he never did become an astronaut, Loh expects to lift off some time in the not too distant future as a 'space tourist'. He is among several Hongkongers who have each booked a US$200,000 ticket to travel into space as early as 2013. Loh, who runs his own trading ...

  10. Pledge to provide more space for outdoor shows

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The government promised yesterday to make more venues available for open-air performances, including outdoor music festivals. But the news came too late for one outdoor festival which was cancelled this year. Organisers blame bureaucracy and lack of co-op ...




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