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  1. 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 ...

  2. High altitude super-scope

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion years ago, when the first stars burst into existence, astrophysicists say. 'With this we are going deeper into space and further back in time,' said astrophysicist Itziar ... thin that bottled oxygen is at hand in case construction workers faint. The team plans to enrich observation and rest rooms at the site with extra oxygen. The United States' grounded Space ...

  3. Time and space

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Since it is a developing country, China's space programme has often been criticised as a waste of resources- and as reinventing the wheel after Americans and Soviets did the heavy lifting. But such criticism misses the point. China's meticulous planning and schedules- from the orbiting of the earth and the moon to the development of manned space missions ...

  4. Battered airlines press EU to re-open air space

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... The aviation industry, meanwhile, has called for the re-opening of air space as soon as possible. The scale of the impact on the airline industry is greater than the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks when United States air space was closed for three days, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said yesterday. No flights have been allowed to take off or land ...

  5. Designer, developer boldly go to court over space-age resort

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Its futuristic design made it look more like a scene from a Star Trek film than a world-class resort and spa in the heart of Sai Kung. But it was a legal dispute between the developer and the designer that destroyed the project, not an attack ...

  6. Are the warning signs in space, expert asks

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics under the China Earthquake Administration (CEA), is among a group of experts who believe the answer lies in space. He supports the theory that earthquakes ... and fails to predict the next earthquake, people would ask: 'There is a quake probe in space. Did it see this quake coming?'' A China Academy of Space Technology satellite expert said ...

  7. Mission space walk

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... The Shenzhou VII will lift off tonight in a historic journey to accomplish China first walk in space, writes Rebecca Tsui Shenzhou VII is scheduled to lift off tonight in a mission that, if successful, will see astronauts carry out China's first ever space walk. Shenzhou VII will launch into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern province of Gansu. ...

  8. Japan's space programme faces toughest test

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Careers, reputations and the future of an industry are riding on today's launch of two satellites, writes Peter Kammerer Japan's space-industry elite are nervous. ... Japan's attempts to be a global leader in space research. The North's missile was a shock for Japan. China's sending of jet-fighter pilot Yang Liwei into orbit last month punched a hole ...

  9. China's first spacewalk set for later this month

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai China will launch its third manned space flight and attempt its first spacewalk this month, shortly before marking the 59th anniversary of its founding on October 1, in a display of confidence to the world. State media said the Shenzhou VII would head into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern province of Gansu between ...

  10. China 2008

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Spacewalk On September 27, Zhai Zhigang became the first man from the mainland to walk in space, making China the third country after the former Soviet Union and United States to complete a spacewalk. Zhai strolled in space for about 20 minutes. He and his fellow astronauts Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng took off in the Shenzhou VII spacecraft to make ...




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