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Revealed: It wasn't a UFO, but China's rocket gathering atmospheric data

Internet users in cities including Chongqing , Kunming , Chengdu , Wuhan , Changsha , Zhaoqing and Haikou reported seeing an unusually large and bright object in the sky at about 9pm on Monday.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 12:44pm 1 comment

Rocket Man unconvincing at Kranji

Questions being asked about the form of Singapore champion Rocket Man ahead of the US$14 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint were answered only in the negative yesterday after an unconvincing barrier trial win at Kranji.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

All systems go as spacelab lifts into orbit

China's first space laboratory blasted off from its launch site in Gansu province last night and will orbit until it docks with an unmanned Shenzhou spaceship next month.

The Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace, gives China its first liveable outpost in space. The eight-tonne craft can accommodate three astronauts for an extensive stay.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

I doubt anything could go with Black Caviar - Boss

Multiple Group One winning jockey Glen Boss has declared Australia's unbeaten mare Black Caviar in a league of her own, despite the thrashing that Singapore's Rocket Man gave his rivals in the KrisFlyer International Sprint (1,200m) at Kranji racecourse on Sunday night.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Rocket Man throws down the gauntlet to Dynamic Blitz

With Hong Kong's Dynamic Blitz to have a thorough hit-out this morning in Dubai in preparation for his tilt at the US$2 million Golden Shaheen on March 26, Singapore's champion sprinter, Rocket Man, reminded everyone on Sunday that he is right on target for the same race.

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Rocket Proud can turn his form around from ideal gate

Rocket Proud's form on paper may not read like a coming winner, but the Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old gets conditions to order to improve tonight in a wide-open Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup (1,000m) at Happy Valley.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sacred Kingdom can join Silent Witness in elite club, Yiu says

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai is confident Sacred Kingdom will join Silent Witness and All Thrills Too as a dual winner of the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint at Sha Tin on Sunday, on his way to claiming a third Hong Kong Sprint next month.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Rocket's nose cone bangs down in Jiangxi farmers' back yards

Farmers in two Jiangxi villages had an unexpected first-hand experience of the country's space programme on Friday night - when parts of the lunar rocket landed in their back yards.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Singapore speed ball breaks track record

Singapore's pin-up sprinter Rocket Man made a successful comeback by claiming the Woodlands Handicap (1,200m) and smashing the course record at Kranji yesterday. Rocket Man sizzled in 69.74 seconds, shaving 0.89 of a second off Tuxedo Moon's previous record.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Pride of Singapore likely to see off top-notch raiders from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's best sprinters could be left mere spectators in Singapore tonight as destiny awaits a Rocket Man victory in the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint almost as keenly as the thousands of fans who will flock to Kranji racecourse.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am