For 30 years they have seen the smoke, heard the roar of engines and watched as the most complex vehicle mankind has ever built thundered into the sky on a pillar of flame.Friday, 8 July, 2011, 12:00am
THE Chek Lap Kok 'space rock' was reunited with Provisional Airport Authority chief executive Dr Hank Townsend yesterday after flying 236 times around the Earth with NASA astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao.
Dr Chiao had asked to take mementoes from China with him on his two-week mission in July, in recognition of being the first Chinese astronaut to fly with NASA.12 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
'WITH both men and women in space, were there any - um - attachments formed during your mission?' Astronaut Dr Leroy Chiao had a diplomatic answer to the question from one of the 200 or so students and lecturers who attended his talk yesterday on space exploration at the University of Science and Technology.11 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
ASTRONAUT Leroy Chiao will tomorrow return to its rightful home at Chek Lap Kok the engraved lump of quartz that travelled millions of kilometres through space with him in July.10 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
ASTRONAUT Leroy Chiao, the first Chinese space traveller, may not realise it yet, but he is set for a crash course in Hong Kong's economy and thorny political situation when he visits the territory next week.7 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
THE American space shuttle Columbia blasted off early today, with a piece of Chek Lap Kok airport aboard.
The lump of quartz, engraved with a Bauhinia flower towering over the skyline of Central Hong Kong, was carried by Dr Leroy Chiao, the first ethnic Chinese astronaut.9 Jul 1994 - 12:00am