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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Master layout for West Kowloon arts hub

Friday, 23 September, 2011, 12:00am

Out of the ashes of failure

Dr Charles Pellerin knows all about failures and disasters on a colossal scale. As a former top Nasa scientist and official, the physicist still remembers the day in 1986 he walked into his office and was told the space shuttle Challenger had exploded, killing all seven astronauts inside.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Global co-operation the key to space exploration

The 40th anniversary today of the first moon landing has evoked global nostalgia for one of mankind's finest moments - a science-fiction dream come true and the fulfilment of president John F. Kennedy's vision of the 'most dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked'.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Super Fighter on track to return to winning ways

He may have failed to manage a place in 11 starts this season, but capable Super Fighter looks to have found an ideal race to bounce back to his best in the opening leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

For sale: used space shuttles, price sky-high

It could be the ultimate Christmas present for anyone who can afford the stellar price tag.

Nasa has announced plans to sell off its space-shuttle fleet for US$42 million apiece, postage and packing included, when the orbiters stop flying in 2010.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Golden Treasure gets all the favours to strike

A rise in distance, the inside alley, and a return to the all-weather make up a winning recipe for Golden Treasure in the opening leg of tomorrow afternoon's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Out of this world

Fifty years of innovation

October 4, 1957: Sputnik 1 launched, starting the great space race

November 3, 1957: Sputnik 2 launched, carrying living passenger, a dog called Laika

October 1, 1958: Nasa, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is set up

April 12, 1961: Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Comet hit makes big impact

How did life arrive on Earth? Nasa scientists are hoping they will soon be able to answer this question after their first successful space collision took place on July 5

Scientists were earlier this month holding their breath as a Nasa space probe headed for a comet 134 million km from Earth. They cheered as they watched the probe slam into the side of the comet.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Two new positive drug findings

On the eve of its annual showcase event on Sunday, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has been embarrassed by two more positive swab findings. Rookie trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing was informed by officials yesterday his recent winners, Recognition and By Instinct, had provided post-race urine samples containing hydroxyomeprazole.

11 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Two new positive drug findings

On the eve of its annual showcase event on Sunday, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has been embarrassed by two more positive swab findings. Rookie trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing was informed by officials yesterday his recent winners, Recognition and By Instinct, had provided post-race urine samples containing hydroxyomeprazole.

11 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

MISSION TO MARS

Nasa was yesterday scheduled to launch a rocket carrying two robotic rover vehicles towards the red planet Mars.

Bad weather had twice delayed the blast-off. Nasa scrapped last Sunday's scheduled launch because of storms and rescheduled it for 2pm on Monday. However, the weather did not improve, forcing another delay, which was then set for 1:58pm yesterday.

11 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Nasa scientists look beyond the stars for the big picture

How large is the universe? Even with today's most advanced technologies, as we can see on the Channel Four production Edge Of The Universe, we can only attempt to measure the 'observable' part of the universe in which we live.

4 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Film a spectacular treat for space buffs

THE Omnimax film, Destiny in Space, now showing at the Hong Kong Space Museum, was shot over the course of nine NASA shuttle missions.

18 Dec 1995 - 12:00am