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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

Saturn

Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. It is the sixth planet away from the sun. It has beautiful rings

Gas giant

19 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Mercury

More than 70 million kilometres away lies a mysterious planet where a day lasts longer than a year

Mercury, taker of souls

The smallest planet in our solar system is Mercury. It is also the planet closest to the Sun. If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would look three times bigger than it does from Earth. Mercury has no moons.

Days and years

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

GPS - eyes in the sky

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In 1978, the United States launched 24 satellites equipped with computers and tools that would set up a global navigation network. This Global Positioning System (GPS) allowed the US military to pinpoint the exact location of their equipment and people.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Canada to provide satellite images this week

China has been asking foreign governments to help provide satellite images of the earthquake zone but so far only Canada has agreed to schedule a flyover on Friday, researchers of the nation's space agency said.

14 May 2008 - 12:00am

Space programme will open the vault to secret treasures, says Hu

President Hu Jintao yesterday put China on par with the few nations capable of distant space travel and said a new epoch had arrived for the nation's ambitious, fast-growing space programme.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

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