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
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
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
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
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
A group of students got a taste of what it would be like to be a rocket scientist at a summer camp recently.
With electronic components, cardboard, scissors and glue, 145 Form Six students joined a rocket launch design competition at the five-day Engineering Summer Camp for Honours Students 2002 organised by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am
BY delaying deployment of America's planned missile defence system, President Bill Clinton has done the correct if unsurprising thing. His decision to pass the buck to the next president - Al Gore or George W. Bush - for the most part removes the subject from the US election campaign and recognises that many basic scientific problems remain unsolved.3 Sep 2000 - 12:00am
The image is indeed an impotent one. A special missile failing to leave its booster rocket and scuppering an experimental mission to shoot down a mock warhead before it really got started.
It is a metaphor for the wider failures surrounding the United States' controversial programme to build a National Missile Defence (NMD) system.11 Jul 2000 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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
SONG Jian, chairman of the State Science and Technology Commission, is in charge of one of the nine ''super ministries'' which make up the State Council.9 Jan 1994 - 12:00am