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  1. Infographics - NASA

    Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft   ...

  2. News - World - SPACE

    Rosetta spacecraft in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko landing bid

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin 'Hello world' as Rosetta wakes up for comet task Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft yesterday sent its first ... spacecraft at 1.18am Hong Kong time- a message that had to travel 800 million kilometres. The probe triggered a series of "Hello World!" tweets in different languages. Dormant systems ...

  3. News - China

    China spacecraft Shenzhou successfully docks in orbit

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday carried out a successful docking, state media said, two days after the launch of the country’s longest manned space mission. The Shenzhou-10 spacecraft linked up with the Tiangong-1 module at 0518 GMT in an “automated docking”, state news agency Xinhua said. Three astronauts, including China’s second woman ...

  4. News - China - SPACE

    Shenzhou X spacecraft gets set to blast off on two-week trip

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Chinese astronauts will blast off in the Shenzhou X spacecraft this month for a two-week mission to make final preparations for the construction of a space laboratory next year. China Central Television reported yesterday that the spacecraft, mounted on top of a Long March 2F rocket, had been wheeled to a launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia, ...


    Billionaire Elon Musk unveils Dragon V2, destination the International Space Station

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:15pm

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Billionaire Elon Musk has taken the wraps off a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station. The unveiling of the cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 took place at the Southern California headquarters of Musk’s company, SpaceX. Musk calls the new spacecraft a big leap forward in technology. SpaceX is one ...

  6. Spacecraft re-entry module makes triumphant return to Beijing

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The re-entry module of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft returned to Beijing yesterday afternoon, two days after it touched down in Inner Mongolia and just in time for a hatch-opening ceremony on National Day today. The capsule arrived by train at Beijing Changping Railway Station at about 3.30pm and was delivered to its maker, the China Academy of Space Technology, for checks. ...

  7. Spacecraft launch centre will be built on Hainan

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The State Council has approved the construction of a spacecraft launch centre on the southern island province of Hainan, according to Xinhua. From 2013, holidaymakers ... on the spaceport, China's fourth, would begin very soon. The launch centre would significantly boost the nation's spacecraft launch capacity, enabling it to become one of the world's ...

  8. Re-entry option if spacecraft hits problems

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Scientists have made plans for an alternative 'ballistic re-entry' should the Shenzhou VII spacecraft encounter problems similar to those that endangered two Russian ... to provide a gentler experience for astronauts]. But if a problem occurs, we can still bring our boys back safely through a ballistic entry.' Both Shenzhou and Soyuz spacecrafts are comprised ...

  9. Stricken alien spacecraft blamed for blast

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The idea that some sort of alien craft exploded over Tunguska has been a source of constant fascination for even the mainstream of popular culture. Television show The X-Files named an episode after the event and it has been referenced in myri ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Rocket scientist becomes deputy governor of Zhejiang

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 04:48pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Corporation. Five Shenzhou spaceships were launched under his direct command – all successfully. He was deputy chief of the Shenzhou 1 project, which culminated in the launch of the unmanned spacecraft in 1999 in a mission to orbit the earth for less than 24 hours, reports said. He helmed succeeded Shenzhou projects 2 to 5 until 2003, including the first manned spacecraft that same year. ...




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