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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE EXPLORATION

    2013 will be a bumper year for space science: European Space Agency

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris '2013 will be bumper year for space science' European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said. "2013 will yield an extraordinary harvest" of knowledge about space, Dordain predicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1136764/2013-will-be-bumper-year-space-science-european-space-agency
  2. News - World - SPACE

    SpaceX's Dragon capsule returns from historic ISS mission

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    ... Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Florida SpaceX guides supply capsule into the Pacific after first operational trip to space station Private space capsule returns An unmanned space freighter carrying a stash of precious medical samples from the International Space Station has parachuted into the Pacific Ocean, completing the first official shipment under a billion-dollar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072566/spacexs-dragon-capsule-returns-historic-iss-mission
  3. Rocket scientists' deaths revealed 16 years later

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland television viewers learned the names of two space scientists whose deaths were kept secret for 16 years for the first time last week. Liang ... to the team, to the project, to the academy and even to the entire Chinese space programme, the lesson is carved into our bones.' Liang was speaking in March, hours before the 50th launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999715/rocket-scientists-deaths-revealed-16-years-later
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SPACE

    35 years after launch, Voyager 1 still in earth's solar system

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Voyager 1 probe was fired into space to observe the outer planets and the mysterious interstellar medium that lies beyond the solar system on September 5, 1977, as Elvis was topping the charts ... University. The heliosphere is the vast region of space that is dominated by the sun and the solar wind it produces. Interstellar gas and dust that spreads throughout the Milky Way surrounds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1198156/35-years-after-launch-voyager-1-still-earths-solar-system
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970101/talking-points
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Nasa brings bounce to outer-space living

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 11:32am

    ... Associated Press in Las Vegas International Space Station to test US$18 million balloon-like room Nasa is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome “metal cans” that now serve as astronauts’ homes in space with inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed on the cheap. A US$17.8 million test project will send an inflatable room ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1130033/nasa-brings-bounce-outer-space-living
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719872/mainland-astronauts-special-mission-hong-kong
  8. Space mission helps dreams take flight

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... I'm more inspired to become as astronaut now because I know I could also go spacewalking. It was just amazing to see the astronauts floating in outer space,' Zhifeng said. 'I would ... mission- the country's third manned space mission, which included the first spacewalk by a Chinese astronaut. State media gave it extensive coverage, chronicling everything from details ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654539/space-mission-helps-dreams-take-flight
  9. Astronauts confident HK can weather financial turmoil

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... as a 'Space Flight Hero' after completing the mission in late September, greeted reporters in Cantonese and thanked them for their support. Like all visitors, he said, he hoped to have the chance ... to take up his offer may take heart: Zhang Jianqi, the delegation head and deputy chief designer of China's manned space programme, said Hongkongers would be welcome to take part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662834/astronauts-confident-hk-can-weather-financial-turmoil
  10. HK invitation

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has invited the three Chinese astronauts to Hong Kong. In a letter to President Hu Jintao, he praised the Shenzhou VII mission and proposed a visit. Lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, a Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate, said people wanted to see the space heroes and he hoped news of the visit would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654537/hk-invitation

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