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Mars Exploration

Untelevised space docking signals focus on Mars and asteroids

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

Co-operate to keep the peace in space

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

Chinese-American girl named Mars rover

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

Question of the week: How far will man go with space exploration in the next 10 years?

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, 17

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Bush's Mars mission fired by need for 'worthy goal'

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

Mars tool team was refused HK funds

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

DOCUMENTARY WATCH

A Bridge To Mars

Pearl, 9.30pm

21 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

University dean builds Mars explorer model

A Chinese researcher has almost completed building the model for a space capsule that is designed to explore Mars.

24 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Outback gives scientists taste of Mars

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

Mars missions prove Nasa's darkest hour

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