Presidency of John F. Kennedy

Six degrees

North Korea launched one in April - so it claims - but last week it was South Korea's turn to watch a self-produced rocket lift off towards earth's orbit.

Sunday, 30 August, 2009, 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story headlined 'Success is especially sweet for students at special school' on C1 yesterday, the name of the school - the J.F. Kennedy Centre in Sandy Bay - was left out. The error occurred in the editing process.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Space race

I refer to the debate among your readers regarding the merits of the human space flight program in China ('Lost in space', November 4).

One important mission of such flights is beyond national pride and prestige or even exploring for minerals on distant planets.

6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Why make a late entry for 42-year-old space race?

WHAT IS THE point? I cannot be the only person to have asked that question on reading that China is on the verge of a manned space mission following the successful launch and recovery on Sunday of another test capsule.

7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

A peep into Cuban missile crisis between United States and Soviet Union

Thirteen Days looks at the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 and how close the world came to an all-out nuclear war between the United States and the then Soviet Union. The crisis forced the Americans to contemplate the implications of a full- blown nuclear war.

23 May 2001 - 12:00am

Kennedy's exact words

DAVID Chu (South China Morning Post, April 18) said US president John F Kennedy once exhorted his countrymen: 'Don't ask what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.' If he is going to quote the best known line from President Kennedy's inaugural address on January 20, 1961, he might as well use his exact words.

25 Apr 1995 - 12:00am