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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. US asks Canberra about China space base

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Washington asked the Australian government for an explanation as to why China has access to a space tracking station in Western Australia after learning ... about the facility's military use. 'Many space capabilities are inherently dual-use, and China, like a number of other countries, does not have separate military and civil ...

  9. Tracking spirit of space co-operation

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... When the United States was pushing the frontiers of space exploration to the moon and beyond, strategic communications links in Australia played a highly publicised role in the missions. But last week, when China launched Shenzhou VIII to dock with an orbiting target vehicle and pave the way for a manned space station, the part played by a Chinese tracking station in a quiet, rural ...

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

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 station will begin as soon as 2013. 'We will do two more rendezvous and docking flights next year,' said Wu Ping, spokeswoman for the manned space programme, at a press conference ...




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