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  1. Talking points

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for their county congress deputies. Some provinces have pledged to reduce the proportion of officials who can serve in congress. Three more visitors for international space station The Russian Soyuz spacecraft is scheduled to link up with the International Space Station. The spacecraft carrying American Mike Fossum, Russian Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa of Japan was launched on Tuesday from ...

  2. Launch hits new level of precision

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com An unmanned spacecraft that was launched from Jiuquan, Gansu, yesterday set a record for precise space delivery, underlining China's ability ... deliver a payload to any location, which means we can also bring down any object in near space.' The Chinese military conducted a test in 2007, destroying an out-of-service weather satellite ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mission to dock with the Tiangong I module, a milestone in China's space station programme. China will conduct two more space docking missions next year, and plans to establish its own space laboratory around 2016 and a manned space station around 2020. Case of Re-occupy Wall Street for protesters Protesters have flooded back into the New York park where police demolished their tent ...

  4. Out of the ashes of failure

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... remembers the day in 1986 he walked into his office and was told the space shuttle Challenger had exploded, killing all seven astronauts inside. Later, he was put in charge of the Hubble space ... Pellerin revamped the Nasa management that helped restore the reputation of the world's greatest space agency. Today, as a consultant and academic, he is spreading the message that technology ...

  5. What kind of museum would you build for Hong Kong?

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tacye Hong, 13, St Paul's Convent School Hong Kong has the reputation of being a food paradise. It would be best to build a Chinese Cuisine Museum. Each exhibition hall would showcase the history, culture and traditional dishes of a mainland province ...

  6. To space, via Australia

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The Chinese space programme can thank Ian Fitzgerald for a big favour. The chief executive of the council in Mingenew, a rural area in Western Australia, ... as being no different from a dozen nearby stations operated by Nasa or the European Space Agency. 'I don't see any barbed wire or fences. Definitely no armed personnel on guard,' ...

  7. Nasa chief backs China-US teamwork

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China and the United States could work together in space science and exploration, Nasa chief Charlie Bolden says, according to Space.com. Collaboration in space could help ... China launched its unmanned Shenzhou VIII space vessel. Two days later, China successfully performed its first remote orbital docking between Shenzhou 8 and the experimental satellite Tiangong ...

  8. China's high-stakes race for space's strategic ground

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Raska With the final landing of the space shuttle Atlantis, the US has effectively lost its independent capacity to launch human space flights until it puts other systems in place. The landing will stall America's advance along space's strategic edge, and give second- and third-tier space nations a chance to narrow the technological gaps. One of the most ambitious ...

  9. US space shuttle makes its last flight

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... America is very famous for its space travel. It is the only nation to have landed a man on the moon. At that time astronauts would only use a rocket to get into space. When they came back the ship would burn up and fall apart. It was destroyed. The astronaut had to parachute out in a small capsule. In 1981 America launched a space shuttle, a ship that could go into space and return ...

  10. All systems go as spacelab lifts into orbit

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China's first space laboratory blasted off from its launch site in Gansu province last night and will orbit until it docks with an unmanned Shenzhou spaceship next month. The Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace, gives China its first liveable outpost in space. The eight-tonne craft can accommodate three astronauts for an extensive stay. President Hu ...




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