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Spacecraft

Chinese-American girl named Mars rover

Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory's rover which landed on Mars on Monday, owes its name to a Chinese-American girl who lives in Kansas.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

A dentist in space

A tool designed by a Hong Kong dentist will travel to the deep, dark craters of the moon to search for water.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dentist's invention will seek water on the moon

A tool designed by a Hong Kong dentist will travel to the deep, dark craters of the moon with the European Space Agency to search for water.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

Alleged WikiLeaks informant has day in court

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

Master layout for West Kowloon arts hub

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

APT looks to Beijing for satellite boost

APT Satellite Holdings, which provides satellite transponder, communications and broadcast services in the Asia-Pacific region, sees big potential for its services on the mainland if Beijing permits more television stations to broadcast their programmes by satellite.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Journey's end

The return of Atlantis yesterday marks the end of America's vaunted space shuttle programme, which has seen soaring highs and devastating lows over 30 years. Over the course of three decades, five Nasa space crafts - Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery and Endeavour - have comprised the fleet of shuttles, designed as the world's first reusable space vehicles.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Space arms race must be prevented

Control of space means control of the world. This controversial statement was made by Lyndon Johnson before he became US president. Echoes of this sentiment were heard this week when the head of China's air force said it was inevitable for the nation to build weapons in space. Whoever controlled it would gain military dominance, he said.

4 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Chinese probe to accompany Russian rocket on Mars mission

A Chinese probe will ride a Russian rocket to Mars next year, fulfilling some scientific goals and satisfying the two countries' desire to work more closely on space exploration.

6 Jun 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

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