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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planners must do more to give us some breathing space

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says our clean-air plan does not go far enough to address the city's problems of dense buildings, lack of greenery and too many cars Breathing space While recent ... Kong plan will not be on this scale, given the lack of space and the limited scope of the programmes themselves. Second, keeping vehicles away from popular shopping streets reduces ...

  2. Titan mission a milestone in space exploration

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The first reports of the data sent back from the first space probe to land on Titan sounded like a bad weather forecast: windy, foggy and freezing cold. But the verdict of the scientists who have been working on the project for almost 20 years was much brighter. The mission has been accomplished. It is deservedly being described as a new breakthrough in space exploration. ...

  3. Co-operate to keep the peace in space

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it has breathed life into Nasa. Hitherto the US space agency has been most identified with the manned space programme, now in limbo following retirement of the space shuttles. It had a huge stake ... to determine whether conditions that would support life existed. Meanwhile, China is catching up fast in space. Three new rockets in development include a Long March 5 with the capacity to launch ...

  4. After orbiting space lab, China wants an undersea one

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 9.7 metres tall, weighing about 2,600 tonnes. Like a space station, the deep-sea station would have multiple ports to support the docking of smaller manned or unmanned vessels. Researchers ...

  5. Planting an idea

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... 'moonscape'. It seems highly unsuited to life of any kind. Still, the moon might just serve as a platform for the future field of 'space agriculture'. Moves are afoot to turn the old orb from ... cabbage and turnip. Doubters and detractors might suggest that such a mission is bound to fail but one reason for giving the lunar greenhouse a go is that the United States space agency Nasa plans ...

  6. Angry Birds Space

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Whittle If there are pigs in space, the Angry Birds can't be far behind. Angry Birds Space was launched at the dizzyingly high Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck recently- ... a really special location for the worldwide launch of Angry Birds Space, and Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck has that wow factor as Hong Kong's tallest indoor observation deck. ...

  7. Space's newest frontier is close to home

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Reports that Switzerland is developing a system for clearing up its own space junk should inspire China to seize an opportunity for its own beloved space programme. The Swiss have only two satellites in orbit, but they are investigating ways to bring them back to earth. In this regard they are behaving like those admirable people who ...

  8. Comet heading straight for earth- don't panic

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... reading that book, because 20 years later the space agency launched its own Project Safeguard to monitor the skies and assess risks. Twelve years into the project, three astronomers at the Kitt ... plans: a spacecraft that could alter Apophis' trajectory using gravity. Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, announced two years ago that it was also planning to build a spaceship ...

  9. Americans wary about the new face in space

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mission will aim to break American and Soviet records for the number of persons, length of time in orbit and complexity of operations on a maiden manned voyage. The space programme, like other ... 'If they want to go, then go, but why spend billions and risk lives just to do what we [the US] did 35 years ago?' But for students of Chinese domestic policy, going to space makes sense. ...

  10. 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 ...




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