Shenzhou X docked with the orbiting Tiangong I yesterday and three Chinese astronauts who had spent nearly two days in the cramped spacecraft moved into the much more spacious and well-equipped space module to live and work for 12 days.Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4:43am 1 comment
Man can be most effective in unlocking the secrets of the universe if he keeps his feet on the ground and lets science and technology do the field work. Then his safety and endurance need not hinder exploration, research and discovery. The successful Mars landing of the planet rover Curiosity is a leap forward in that regard.15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm
Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory's rover which landed on Mars on Monday, owes its name to a Chinese-American girl who lives in Kansas.
Clara Ma thought up the name chosen by the Nasa panel from more than 9,000 entries received in a nationwide contest held in May 2009.15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm
Willa Chan Choi-fong, 16
Tak Oi Secondary School
More space shuttles will blast off from Russia, the US and China. Space exploration will become more and more popular. Humans will visit the moon again and launch more satellites. In the next 10 years a space centre will be built on Mars, where exciting discoveries will be made. Janet Tang Man-wai, 1713 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Previous space flights lacked direction, with little real science, experts claim
The Columbia shuttle tragedy almost a year ago forced US President George W. Bush's decision to refocus the American space programme on Mars and the moon.10 Jan 2004 - 12:00am
Hong Kong engineers who built exploration tools for a European space probe now on its way to Mars had two requests for funding rejected by the government, it was revealed yesterday.
The news comes days after the mainland successfully sent astronaut Yang Liwei into space, sparking public interest in space exploration in Hong Kong and across the country.21 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
A Bridge To Mars
Pearl, 9.30pm21 Nov 2002 - 12:00am
A Chinese researcher has almost completed building the model for a space capsule that is designed to explore Mars.24 Apr 2002 - 12:00am
An expedition heads deep into the Australian Outback tomorrow in search of terrain that most closely resembles the surface of Mars.
The two-week research trip comes as Nasa's Odyssey probe entered the Red Planet's orbit after a six-month trip from Earth, on a mission to study the distribution of minerals and ice on Mars' surface. Nasa hopes to put humans on the planet by 2020.26 Oct 2001 - 12:00am
IN the Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang, the ancient royal capital of Laos and one of Southeast Asia's more remote corners, a piece of moon rock and a plastic model of the Apollo lunar module gather dust under the bored eyes of its communist caretakers, diplomatic offerings from Richard Nixon, a president ever keen to push thrusting American might.26 Mar 2000 - 12:00am