SpaceX capsule arrives at International Space Station

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday. Photo: Reuters

A privately-owned unmanned US space capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing to the space outpost food, scientific materials and other crucial equipment.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Briefs, October 11, 2012

German press blasts Athens protesters

11 Oct 2012 - 3:43am

SpaceX rocket blasts off for International Space Station

Photo: EPA

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday, launching the cargo-laden Dragon capsule into orbit en route to the International Space Station for Nasa’s first privately-run supply mission. The engine fires blazed a bright trail across the night sky over Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida – the site of many launches into space – after the on-time liftoff at 8.35pm (8.35am Hong Kong time).

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (such as a late Ming dynasty Kesi chuba dragon robe) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century illustrated with dragons. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

25 Oct 2012 - 11:24am

Let the dragon sail into the sunset!

The dragon - that divine, mystical creature we have inherited from the ancient Chinese - has been spearheading our dragon boats for as long as we can remember. For this week's Top 10, we asked our readers what creature they would use to replace those old dragon heads if they were given the chance.

1. Lion

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon-themed Tissot draws a crowd at opening of brand's flagship store

Guests arriving for the opening of Swiss watchmaker Tissot's new flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday had to wait outside amid the flowers sent by well-wishers, so packed was the shop with reporters and cameramen.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Way of the dragon

The Year of the Dragon holds special meaning across Asia and, as we approach the halfway mark, this issue of FACES is dedicated to the region's approach to beauty and the ways it's driving trends in everything from scents to skincare.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon Keeper trials like a good buy

The first of the 2012 Hong Kong International Sales' stock were revealed at yesterday's Sha Tin turf trials and the Peter Ng Bik-kuen-trained Dragon Keeper impressed most with a professional display.

The two-year-old son of Keeper was knocked down for HK$3.7 million to clients of Ng, and the shrewd horseman looks to have a precocious talent on his hands.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte 'went against my instructions'

Ambitious Dragon's trainer, Tony Millard, and champion jockey Douglas Whyte were at loggerheads over where the fault lay after the reigning Horse Of The Year's defeat in the BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin yesterday.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Where to launch a fancy dragon-themed vodka (in the Year of the Dragon)? Dragon-i, of course

No stranger to ostentatious parties, Dragon-i was the place to be last week for the launch of Royal Dragon's new vodka collection. As the Jamie Foxx party anthem Blame it (On the Alcohol) aptly echoed into the wee hours, partygoers included model Ana Rivera, restaurateur Bonnie Gokson, fashion blogger Denise Lai, Cove and Zue Overly, Nisa Huber and Olivia Buckingham.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I was born in the Year of the Dragon and I'd love a dragon pendant. I was in Hong Kong in January, but was surprised by how hard it was to find something, since we're in another Year of the Dragon. I'll be back soon so could you recommend somewhere?

What A Drag(on), Manila

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Zac attack falls flat on up-and-down day

Zac Purton's day started in the same vein as his recent purple patch of form with a win on second-starter Meridian Treasure, but it soon went pear-shaped when a couple of Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained favourites were dramatic flops.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Purton's pearler gets 'unreliable animal' a breakthrough win

Zac Purton's confident all-weather track ride aboard Almond Lee's Able Dragon was the key to the seven-year-old snapping a winless run that dated back to September 2009. After Able Dragon got away to a typically tardy start, Purton made the decision to keep rolling three-wide and maintain momentum throughout.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Legendary Dragon is the one to beat

Legendary Dragon surprised most punters winning a week ago at Happy Valley, but the four-year-old returns tonight as the one to beat in the Police Cup (1,200m).

Legendary Dragon(Neil Callan) ran a fair race on debut up the straight at Sha Tin, but trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai had tried to convince the gelding's owners that Happy Valley was his track.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lucky year to remember

The Year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac, so couples planning to tie the knot this year may have an advantage for a happy and prosperous marriage.

According to Bobo Choy, assistant banquet sales manager, food and beverage at Ocean Park, the amusement and marine biology venue has already received more wedding bookings than last year.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am