Rocket-Powered Aircraft

US Air Force's unmanned experimental hypersonic jet breaks up in test flight

The X-51A Waverider is shown under the wing of a B-52 bomber for a hypersonic flight demonstration. Photo: EPA

An unmanned experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound broke apart over the Pacific Ocean seconds into a military test flight due to a faulty control fin, the US Air Force said.

Friday, 17 August, 2012, 4:12am

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

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

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


It's scary as turmoil comes to Asia

The world is becoming a scary place. Recently Asia was at the centre of some dangerous developments.

North Korea carried out a controversial rocket launch which was criticised by many Asian and western countries. Pyongyang claimed the rocket had sent a communications satellite into orbit as part of a peaceful space programme.

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Rocket Win looks a home run for Prebble

Brett Prebble's decision to switch to Rocket Win in preference to Sydney Express looks set to be proved spot on after the in-form gelding came up with gate one in the final leg of tomorrow afternoon's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Three, two, one ... we have lift-off

Do not lament if you are too young to visit space with China's first astronaut Yang Liwei - there is lots of fun to be had on Earth.

In the spirit of space adventure, a group of young children from Tuen Mun and Yuen Long entered a 'water rocket competition', organised by The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School recently.

8 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Rotary Rocket was no space cadet fantasy

I refer to the article headlined ' Valley', which appeared in Post Magazine on February 10.

One of the pictures used showed the Rotary Rocket. This project was an attempt to change the way that satellites are delivered to space.

10 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Winfoong's net losses rocket

Winfoong International has doubled its net losses for the year to December 31 to HK$241.92 million compared with losses for the previous year of HK$101.02 million.

2 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain ... all will be explained

What are piranhas? Do they really eat humans alive? Piranhas are predatory fish which live in the tropical fresh waters of South America. They are deep-bodied, disc-shaped fish with blunt heads.

22 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Robert Miller picture

The caption on Page 6 of Business Post of March 13 was incorrect. The picture was not of Robert W. Miller, the co-owner of DFS.

15 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Rocket a tall order for expo organisers

The first visit of a full-sized Chinese Long March rocket to Hong Kong in December will pose a huge problem - getting it through the streets to its show site.

14 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Launch fault 'likely'

A BOMB on the Long March 2E rocket may have been detonated deliberately yesterday once ground-controllers realised there was a launch fault, a Hong Kong academic and former NASA scientist said.

27 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

High-flying ambition of a youth

THE sky's the limit when it comes to dreams - that seems to be the message behind a new Cantonese production, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket.

The Rise is about a boy who dreams about flying and his strong determination to turn his fantasy into a reality despite opposition from friends and teachers.

10 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Lift for China Aerospace

CHINA Aerospace International Holdings has bounced back into black following a change in ownership in May last year.

The company, which is 51 per cent controlled by China's rocket-maker China Aerospace Corp, posted a net profit of $36.67 million for the year ended December, compared with a net loss of $250.41 million in 1992.

2 Jun 1994 - 12:00am