NASA's flying observatory: Not a kid's telescope

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

NASA'S flying observatory lets scientists reach the edge of the atmosphere to look at the stars. The heavily-modified Boeing 747 carries an ultra-powerful telescope that captures images neither satellites in space nor telescopes on the ground can achieve. The program was almost axed due to cuts in NASA's budget, but was salvaged by a $70 million House allocation. Bloomberg looks at NASA's SOFIA.

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Travel News 19/7

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

One further five star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

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VietJet Air launches big promotion campaign

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

VietJet Air launches big promotion campaign

VietNamNet Bridge - VietJet Air has launched a promotion program with nearly 1,000 free tickets and premium products for anyone booking a ticket from July 15 to September 15, 2014, with a jackpot prize of a Toyota Vios E.

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Tourist operators launch program to boost domestic tourism

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Tourist operators launch program to boost domestic tourism

A program promoting domestic tourism titled ““Vietnamese people travel across Vietnam” has been launched by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in Hanoi on July 7.

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Experts urge gov’t to not use Chinese-made engines for fishing boats

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Experts urge gov’t to not use Chinese-made engines for fishing boats

VietNamNet Bridge – Engineers have warned against the use of Chinese-made engines in steel fishing boats that are to be built under a VND10 trillion national program.

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Hanoi in top five budget-friendly cities globally

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Hanoi in top five budget-friendly cities globally

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Rome shows the world how not to run bike-sharing program

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

In the 1948 film “The Bicycle Thief,” the despairing protagonist crosses Rome in a vain search for his stolen bike. Today, Mayor Ignazio Marino is playing a similar role.

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Vietnam railway to offer 50% discount for early booking

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam railway to offer 50% discount for early booking

Train passengers in Vietnam can travel at half the normal price for journeys from September 4 to December 31 if they book tickets two months prior to their departure, the state-run company that operates the country’s railway system has announced.

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Vietnam to open tax refund kiosks at ports and airports in July

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam will open five new kiosks in July where foreign shoppers can recoup valued-added taxes before leaving the country.

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Vietnam promotes tourism in Russia

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam promotes tourism in Russia

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism will organize a program to promote Vietnam as a tourism destination in Moscow and St.Petersburg in Russia from June 24 to July 1.

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Airbus selects Vietnam-based firm to make Sharklet plates for A320s

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Airbus selects Vietnam-based firm to make Sharklet plates for A320s

French aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced Wednesday the first package of airplane parts to be made in Vietnam by its newly selected part maker, Hanoi-based Nikkiso Vietnam.

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Sinh Ton Island children have new school

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SaigonTimes English 3 month(s) ago

Sinh Ton Island children have new school

A new school built with a budget of VND12 billion will be inaugurated on Sinh Ton Island of the country’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago off the central province of Khanh Hoa.

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Over 10,000 students take nutrition courses

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SaigonTimes English 3 month(s) ago

Over 10,000 students at 13 elementary schools in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Ninh Binh and Can Tho have joined courses on nutrition.

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NZ picks Jennifer Pham as honorary tourism envoy

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

NZ picks Jennifer Pham as honorary tourism envoy

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Program promotes southern tourism

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

Program promotes southern tourism

The southern region branch of Vietnam Airlines has coordinated with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association to organize a year-long, domestic promotional program staring April 1.

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